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  1. I must have been brought up wrong. It was cold this past winter when I was there. I smelled that fire and cannot say I enjoyed the aroma. Now here is a paradox. The smoky, peaty aroma of a fine single malt is quite pleasing to the nose.
  2. This makes no scents to me. Please enlighten me.
  3. Ah, the smell of the sea. Tis a wonderful scent. The nuances between a flood and ebb are wonderful. Fresh cut hay/grass brings back memories of a time when one was paid $4.00 for a 10 hour day to bring in the hay. Hard work but I love that smell.
  4. I just finished cutting an acre of lawn. Fortunately, was not pushing a mower but riding a garden tractor. Mom and Dad who live in the the second house on my property drove in and we spent some time agreeing that cut grass looks great but the smell is more wonderful than it's looks. Is there anything that smells better than a freshly mowed lawn? Perhaps a fresh cut hay field? This is the question. What scent brings back memories? Good memories.
  5. I forgot to say that I freeze clams and oysters in their shell for use up to 3 months later. It works well. No muss no fuss just put them in a bag or box in the freezer. Let the clams spit the grit first I dont harvest during the warmer months.That is the time of year when they spawn. We also have to deal with algae blooms then, red tide(PSP). When digging remember to fill in your holes as it helps protect the juvenile clams from predators.
  6. Its Me posted some nice recipe links. I am fond of a chowder made with smoky bacon, cream corn, potatoes, celery and clams. Quite often though I will do a quick saute of some finely diced onion, celery and garlic in butter. There is never to much garlic of course. Add some chicken stock and simmer for a while to allow the flavours to develop. Salt to taste add the clams and steam until open. Discard the clams that dont open then scoop the broth with the clamshells. Enjoy. This time of year keeping the clams on the back porch for a few days in a bucket of water, changed daily, is not a problem. The longer they sit and spit the less grit in the meal.
  7. I don't know what to think re chemtrails. I do know that the few times I have been at the location of a so called chemtrail buster and looked up to the sky there were no chemtrails or for that matter contrails to be seen. Coincidence perhaps?
  8. What does The Artist have to do with this thread? I would enjoy a discussion re chemtrails. Discussion being the operative word.
  9. Alive and well is a good thing to be. Sound like people there are afraid to harvest the ocean's bounty. Afraid of becoming sick. People here as well. I have learned to watch the gulls and the raccoons and otters. If they are eating, it is safe. I have seen them not eat and have listened. I am alive and well, as well. I might share the recipe for the broth for clams. You have to tell me how to make cockles something one wants to entertain the thought of ever trying again.
  10. It looks like this thread has turned into a rant from two people do not like each other.
  11. I harvest shellfish. Had a nice ebb tide today and oysters for dinner. Clams for supper tomorrow. I hang the clams in a mesh bag off the dock for a day or longer to allow them to spit out the sea bed. Then scrub them with a stiff brush to get rid of algae and stuff before cooking in a broth until they open. If you are worried about the sea water at your dock leave them in a bucket of clean sea water for a day and add a handful of oatmeal to the water. The Oatmeal speeds up the spitting out of the grit. As far as cockels go. I leave them alone. I have yet to figure out how to make them edible. To damned chewy.
  12. Chemtrails. I find this to be an interesting conspiricy theory I have followed for the past 10 years or more. At this time I have to chose to neither believe nor to disbelieve. I know people who build chemtrail busters and have been placing them all over this small part of the coast I live on. They are of course a bit odd, these folk. Galileo I am sure was considered odd in his time.
  13. Frustrating it is. I know, I was there. I am here now and can stream.
  14. Tup and Tim. When I was a kid i had 2 siamese cats named that. Seems fitting. They were good ratters
  15. I had the opportunity to spend some time on your fair isle this past January. My thanks to the Aith Lifeboat crew for their warm welcome. My thanks also to my daughter and her man for sharing their space with me.
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