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The Frog Leg Diet

Thursday, May 10, 2012

One summer when I was somewhere around 12 years old I was visiting my Grandparents for a week and My Uncle Freddy, 3 years older, got the idea that the two of us would camp out on the farm for 3 days. We would hunt for our food and live off the land. He had a canvas tarp that would be our shelter and we took a pack with a few basic cooking tools and off we went. Grandma's rule was that we had to stay on their farm - 140 acres. Then, with the wisdom of a saint, she handed us a bag of her biscuits to take with us. emoticon We couldn't say no.

We took our 22 caliber rifles figuring we would get squirrels for meat and the wild berries were ripe so we were in great shape. Ahhhh the ignorance of youth. Covering 140 acres we never found a squirrel in 3 days. After just eating biscuits and Gooseberries the first night we set off on the second day with a biscuit and berry breakfast. By lunch time we were hungry so we went to the creek and found some bullfrogs and cooked frog legs over an open fire. That was lunch, and then more frog legs for dinner - with a biscuit and berries. For breakfast the next morning we got more frogs, and then for lunch, and then for dinner. We spent the third night in the woods very close to the house and hurried in for breakfast. Grandma fed us a huge breakfast and we ate like there was no tomorrow. The crazy thing about that experience is that I still like frog legs - but they were much better when Grandma cooked them. emoticon

At an early age I had learned that a severely restricted diet sucks but if it has biscuits it's tolerable. However, the minute we were off that diet we went right back to our old eating habits. Sound familiar. There wasn't anything fried in our diet and it was sort of balanced but it was a flawed idea from the start. We had sold that snake oil to ourselves and since I have already tried it I'm not buying any more. So, when anyone tries to convince you that a "diet' is better than the Sparkpeople approach then it's your call. Me - - I'm saying "no thanks" to the frog legs.

Enjoy the ride,

Lew
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TESENISIS1 5/16/2012 9:03AM

    HAHAHAHA!!!! That is too funny and reminds me of times growing up on the farm myself...of course I woul dhave been back at the kitchen door by the next meal!

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IDLETYME 5/14/2012 6:03PM

    I never had frog legs and there are enough things around that I probably never will!
I loved your story and your camping out on your own. I'm afraid that most kids now would rather be close to a McDonalds. emoticon emoticon

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FROGLADYPK 5/14/2012 5:42PM

    I love the way you always have a good story with a wise ending. Sort of made me want some froglegs though:o)


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MADDIEKEEZER3 5/13/2012 7:02PM

    Oh gad, I love it!! The story, that is. Not the frog legs. emoticon

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NAHZEEJUNE 5/10/2012 4:36PM

    When I was young girl, about 2nd or 3rd grade I remember my dad would go (gigging) for frogs. He'd back a big tow-sack filled with frogs. He would fry them up with cornmeal and flour. I remember how delicious they were back then, but to this day I can't bring myself to eating a single frog leg

Thanks for the blogg, it brought back a fond memory.

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ZIMZUMPOGOTWIG 5/10/2012 4:22PM

    I remember eating frog legs when I was younger

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