Lovely picture, right?
Let me tell you,
they smell wonderful!
They grow wild along the road around here.
People have told me that they are called
I have high hopes that they will root and I can plant them
somewhere in the yard.
those of you that follow along
know that there are stories
here that are
a bit bizarre.
As many as there are that I tell...
there are many more that I choose to keep under wraps.
This one probably should be..
well words might not describe this incident.
A couple of weeks ago
a friend brought more of those deer skulls for me to paint.
I put them in my car.
Also, right around that time,
we got a load of ground beef.
(This will be important later in the story)
Later the same deer head day,
I opened my car door to the smell of death and decay.
Apparently the deer heads were not completely clean.
Immediately, they were laid outside to air out.
A day or so later,
I put them in the basement.
My basement looks somewhat like a mild episode of
I choose to call it
Stage One Hoarding.
The basement started smelling
I blamed the deer heads.
After a couple of days
the deer heads went to the porch.
the smell did not go away.
the whole drill,
I went down to dig through the 200 or so cabinet doors
that are down there
to find just the right one.
And there it was....
this is the part
I am not wanting to tell...
now not only do we have death and decay
smell in the basement,
I just can't get rid of them.
Guess I could quit feeding them!
I picked it up and threw it in the garbage in the kitchen,
fully planning on taking the bag out and replacing it.
Until the death and decay smell smacked me in the face
The deer heads?
Before the ground beef,
I contacted the owner of the deer heads and
they were not cleaned properly.
Double smell whammy!
JWS calls it
Stage Two Hoarding.
When it involves food and animals...
Stage Three Hoarding
is after the animals die.
Such an expert, that man.