I found a bunch of snails huddled together in the garden and scooped them up in my hand before the sole of my boot could get to them.
Let the fun begin! I’m following Sunset’s instructions from 1988, and the first step is to purge them for at least 4 days. This clears their systems from any toxins that might be poisonous for human consumption.
Here I am, such a proud mother, checking them out in their new setup, complete with watering dish:
Clockwise from top left: Snaily, Shelly, Shelli, Chelle, Mishell, Rachelle, and Shelby
(Hey – they named the chickens and, though they might be in denial,
we will eventually eat them too.)