Nothing says Happy Valentines, like heart-shaped moose poop!
Think about it folks, someone had to take the time to shape those turds into a heart. Imagine my delight when I went searching for images of moose poop and came up with this. Imagine my shock at learning what an important role moose poop plays up here. There is moose poop candy, moose poop jewelry and a few YouTube videos devoted to a moose, pooping (no, I didn’t watch them). There is even an incense blend named Moose Poop (apparently the poo smells like burnt willow wood). This is the truth folks. I couldn’t make up stuff this good.
Yesterday we went into town to meet some new peeps. They live in southern California but wanted a place to get away from it all, so they bought 10 acres in Athol, ID (pronouncing it sounds like someone with a burnt tongue cussing at you). It was fun to get to know some fellow transplant Taterheads (still trying out names for our comrades up here to see what I like).
They gave us the grand tour of their fixer-upper in progress. The stories they told about the work they’ve had to do to their place (and still have left to do) had us grinning and nodding. Been there, done that, hate it, worth it. We went to the most popular spot in Athol for lunch, Fat Boy’s Cafe’. I almost tripped over the 4 slice toaster on the ground, holding up the ‘Please Wait Til We Can Seatcha’ Sign. I’m glad we don’t live too close to that place. The food was countrified delish. Lance would probably consider changing my nickname from his Mare to this lil piggie. I’ve never seen anyone serve biscuit wedges (like cornbread). Lance and I shared a 4-egg omelet, but he kept the biscuit hunk and gravy well out of my reach. Mrs. California passed on the fries and opted for cottage cheese, instead. I guess that’s how she gets away with wearing camo pants and lookin’ goood.
It was a nice visit. As we were leaving their place, Mr. California says “Hey, you wanna see some moose poop?” Like 2 curious kids, Lance and I scamper up to the pile of poo and discuss how that’s not what we would’ve expected from a creature so large. Yup, we’ve got alot in common with them Calafornie folks. We look forward to having them down to our place. I can only hope we’ll have something equally as fascinating as the moose poop to show and tell them about. Maybe there will be a turkey fight in progress or Lance could show them how to de-feather a Grouse in one fell swoop.
I’d like to insert a Happy 4 Month Anniversary to me and the mister! We’re celebrating with fresh egg sammiches (the eggs were so fresh, there was still down on the shell) . Hmm, maybe I’ll make him some chocolate covered almonds and deem it moose poop.
Still livin’ the fairytale with my prince charming!!