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Crabs and crabgrass

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Today was crabgrass killer day. Again a bumper crop in my yard that has to be put to rest. A good day to be outside this afternoon. Pleasant temps for a mid-August day. So I worked on my tan while spraying weeds. One of several chores on the agenda today. But to hell with chores. My mind is wandering to food.

Crabs everywhere. Photo by Mike Hartley

Onto one of my favorite crustacean, the Maryland Blue Crab. I see the Governor has proclaimed Saturdays in September as Buy Maryland Seafood days. And they had a link to all the places you can get these and other seafood delights of the state called Maryland Crab and Oyster Trail.

Can’t wait to get some fresh fish on the grill. Photo by Mike Hartley

There are few things as good as a fresh catch. Some rockfish, maybe smothered in crabmeat. Maybe some oysters Rockefeller. I’m not much of a raw oyster guy but fry or steam or broil those suckers and I’m in.

Right time, right place. Bethany Oyster House. Photo by Mike Hartley

So this coming month on Saturday’s I think I’ll try to uphold the Governor’s wishes and support our local seafood industry.

Oh yeah, love them Rocks. Photo by Mike Hartley

Of course, complimenting our local favorites is always a good idea so why not throw the kitchen sink at it.

Nothing like a little seasoned shrimp, lobster with some drawn butter and scallops. Of course, those are well wrapped in bacon. So grab yourself a dozen steamed crabs before the season comes to an end and keep the Gov happy.

I could claw my way through a few of these. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • For the first time in quite a while, there is a chill in the air tonight outside.
  • I miss seeing the school busses on the road.
  • Some leadership might be a nice change of pace.
  • I miss getting on my motorcycle. It would always make me feel 10 years younger.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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