Guess What’s Buried in My Freezer…

Okay – I fully realize that I have already shared more than you probably want to know about my freezer and it’s contents. But please – just one more!

You have to understand that it’s snowing again and I’m house bound and I need help.

Serious help.

You see…I found something in my freezer.

Something that I buried deep down and tried to forget was there.

But I unearthed it – and now I know I have to deal with it.

It’s a package of rabbits.

Yes, cute little bunnies. Think Thumper.
rabbit meat
Over a year ago a friend’s son shot them and butchered them and asked me if I wanted them. I was quite busy at the time and a little distracted and I said sure.

He brought them over in a large ziplock bag. I told him to just put them in the big chest freezer. He did and I forgot all about them (that’s the beauty of a big chest freezer!)

Until now.

I found them.

And they still have the legs attached.

And the legs have fur on them.

Yes, for over a year I had rabbit fur in my freezer.

I hope the innards are out. I’ve been too scared to look – and besides they are frozen shut.

I thought for a moment that I would just wait for Mom to come down – she would know how to cook rabbit meat. Mom knows everything.

Then I realized that if she cooked it – I would have to eat it.

Now I’ve heard that it’s supposed to taste like chicken, but I’m not sure I am brave enough to try it.

Now lest you think I’m a wimp – I will proudly admit that I help with butchering around here. I’ve dealt with innards and fur and feathers. But those parts are always outside.

It’s a process and by the time the meat arrives in the house it looks like – well – meat. All traces of it’s “bambi-ness” are gone.

The fur and feathers don’t make it to my freezer.

That don’t stare at my from the counter as I prepare to cook them.

I’m trying to work up the courage to thaw them and chop those offensive legs off and actually cook them.

Or…then again – maybe not.

Do you think if I just ignore them long enough they will just vaporize?

Photo by Masteruk

The Freezer Expedition

I love my chest freezers.

I hate my chest freezers.

I know – this love/hate relationship thing can be confusing – but seriously!

I love the space they offer which allows me to stock up on things when they are on sale.  They also give me ample room to store our home grown chickens, pigs and cows, and all of our home baked goodies.

But then again – I hate how much space there is!

I’m always losing things in them. You may remember that just a few weeks ago I cleaned both of them out and discovered all the frozen bananas.

After that incident, I thought I had the freezers all sorted and organized.

But this morning I went down to find a pork roast that I had just put in a few days ago –  and I couldn’t find it.

I had to dig down deep, moving large chunks of meat and a variety of home baked goodies, and even a few bags of frozen bananas.

I felt like I needed to call one of the kids to hold my feet – or tie a rope to them so I didn’t fall in and get lost forever among the frozen rhubarb and blueberries.

It’s so bad that my kids act as if they are being banished to Siberia when I send them down to the freezer to find something.

But – no matter how frustrating they are to sort and keep organized – I won’t trade them for anything!

I’ll just make sure to wear climbing gear before I enter their deep dark recesses!