a snail’s pace

Sometimes life is fast. Sometimes life is slow. Today hiking in the rain we discovered this slug, about four inches long, a favorite for the birds.

a four inch long morsel of delight for birds

a four inch long morsel of delight for birds

And then we saw this fellow, more of a choice for humans ( Escargot ) we left him to crawl away. The process of preparing snails consists of capturing your snails and placing them in a bucket where you feed them for 1 week. This allows them to purge whatever they have eaten previously which might be toxic or taste unpleasant. Then you “deslime” them by soaking them in mixture of water, salt and a touch of vinegar. Then it’s off to the pot.

Escargot wild in the forest

Escargot wild in the forest

To the swift goes the race, but this little fellow inches along.

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