Roadkill Deer/Window-Bashed Quail/Homemade Bread/Wailing Souls

Yesterday I was driving over to a doctor’s appointment (MRI scan of left knee). I spotted a dead fawn on the road along the lagoon. I didn’t have much time. Parked, found the little critter, although stone dead, still warm. Tossed him in back of truck, got a bag of ice, did my over-the-hill chores, came home and gutted, skinned, and cut up the carcass into chunks which are now aging in the pantry and I’ll cut up and freeze tonight. Tonight I’ll have some of the liver, some of the heart and a kidney with a glass of red wine. Talk about win-win! 20 pounds of tender, flavorful, “organic,” meat, power-packed protein from what would in most cases rot and decompose.

MOREOVER, A few nights before, Mary brought over three dead quail that had crashed into her window. Heavens no, she couldn’t think of eating them1 I cleaned, then stuffed them with onions, little olive oil, salt and pepper, baked at 450º maybe 15 minutes (maybe 10), had with salad, red wine, fresh baked bread still warm from oven.

This foggy morning, a flock of blackbirds in the Eucalyptus tree, singing their hearts out, a multi–tonal symphony, and now The Wailing Souls on Sirius reggae station doing “Oh, What A Feeling.”

So I say Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Oh what a feeling…

It’s on Firehouse Rock, classic Wailing Souls album.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Roadkill Deer/Window-Bashed Quail/Homemade Bread/Wailing Souls

  1. Yea, I have to say I waqs a little worried when I oulled up and walked over to the hose, there was a small pile of blood on the cement, I thought to myself "oh sh*t, hope dad didn't get hurt AGAIN", nope just dad, happily drinking a beer with a fresh deer (roadkill I can only presume) spread all over the place.

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