30 April 2018
Please Don’t Look In My Freezer
Ok, I confess, my freezer can be a scary place. Not because of the reason you think. Yes, you might find some unusual “meat” in there, but nothing that would hurt you in the “I might poison you” way.
If I were going to poison someone it would be in a so-much-more subtle way. Not, “Here, try my rattlesnake and possum stew.”
Yes, there has been a cat, a snake, a couple of birds, a possum, a rat or two and various other creatures in my freezer, but it is a scary place because most of the time I find it like this.
You see, it is a very old freezer and the door doesn’t always shut properly. On this occasion an electrical cord got stuck in between the door and the frame of the freezer. I have lost everything that was in there, including the rattlesnake, and those are not as easy to come by as one might think. But thankfully, rattlesnake season is just about to start here so I might be able to get another.
The cat, possum, skunk, birds, rat and raccoon had already been removed and are in the bone cleaning stage.
I don’t think the rest of the stuff I lost amounts to much, some diet dinners, some pie shells, some frozen fruit for smoothies and a couple of cans of frozen orange juice.
This is today’s picture. I will know soon enough if there was anything I will lament over.
Luckily I have a freezer drawer at the bottom of my “in house” refrigerator. Most of all the meat that I use to cook with on a daily basis was housed there. Along with the mandatory ice cream. However, that freezer has its problems too. What is it with Witches and electronics? Try explaining to the repair man that comes out and “fixes” my freezer on an almost monthly basis that if it runs on electricity it does not fare well in my home.
Computers, televisions, freezers, stoves and ovens…the list goes on. For some reason these things will work just fine for other people, but I have a running frustration with all things electrical. For example, I will pick up the T. V. remote to watch or record a show and get an error message or it just plain won’t work. I’ll call my husband to come figure it out, and he picks up the remote, clicks it and it works just fine. This kind of thing is a daily occurrence.
So while fetching something out of my freezer might be scary, I assure you the most frightening thing you will find is not the snake.
I am Hexeba Theaux. My family has been in Louisiana since the 1700s and most of them still live there. Good Cajun folk. Heck, if you throw a rock in St. Martinville, Louisiana you'll probably hit one of my cousins. I have practiced Southern Folk Magic since I was a child. These are my thoughts on what is called Hoodoo or Conjure. I own and operate CajunConjure.com.