Down Home With Calico Daniels
By Jeff Salter
Calico is a talented member of the staff at A.P. --- as well as my colleague and my buddy.
Y'all come on inside and take a look at Calico's new book blurb and cover ... and see what you think about her story --- frog giggin' and plinkin'. Take your shoes off ... set a spell ...
Giggin' and Plinkin'
By Calico Daniels
findin’ a good spot for bullfrogs is getting’ hard to do. But man oh man are they good. One thing you’ve got to be sure of though is that you slice the tendon in the leg BEFORE you put the leg in the grease otherwise when it gets hot and contracts that leg will likely hop right out of the pan. No foolin’.
Plinkin’ is what we do when a group of us get together with our .22’s and head down in
the pecan bottom or to the river with a 500 count box of shells for an afternoon of fun. Most of the time we end up with a few squirrel and rabbit for supper later that night but in reality it’s all just an excuse to get together and see who the better shot is.
During the winter months, once it gets real cold, we like to get together with those same .22’s and a few spotlights and go coon hunting. Now, we don’t eat them, but we do tan the hides and send them to the local guy who buys ‘em. You might ask why we hunt ‘em if we don’t eat ‘em. There are a number of reasons. 1. We lose quite a few of our barn cats to coons and in our area, 2. rabies is pretty common and one of the biggest carriers besides skunk are coons. And let me tell you that steppin’ out on your porch at night and comin’ face to face with a big ‘ol coon will take 10 years off your life.
coming January 2013 to Astraea Press
Blurb: Big Creek might be a stereotypical small town but even they have drama.
Heather loves her little café, and her best customer is the
county Sherriff. She’s been waiting months for him to ask her out…maybe she won’t have to wait much longer.
Bronson feels at home in Big Creek even though he hasn’t been the Sherriff for long. Small towns have their perks and a pretty café owner who cooks like an angel certainly doesn’t hurt. Now, if he could only get over his nerves and drum up the gumption to ask her out.
Throw in a gossip mill, a redneck festival and an ill timed attempt to help and you end up with some laughs, some ruffled feathers and a town that is….Redneck Fabulous.