Saturday, August 7, 2010

Quahogging

I love quahogging. It's fun to do with friends. You look for a place where the clam has blown away small shells and pebbles. That leaves a little sandy patch. Then you use your rake. The tines of the rake are just the right length for raking up the clam which is hiding under the sand.

This one looks big enough! It is gray with mud.

Yes, it is big enough! It won't fit through the measuring tool. After we get a bunch of clams, I let them clean themselves out in a bucket with changes of fresh sea water. Then I steam them open, chop them up, and make clam chowder with bacon, potatoes, onion, garlic, and milk. Yummy.

Look at this mysterious creature we found. I thought it was a pine cone at first, but it seemed to be alive. Do you know what it is?

11 comments:

softearthart said...

Fun on the beach, and no I do not know what it is, cheers Marie

Prettydreamer said...

Beth ... what a a wonderful day at the shore ... life is very good! ~pamela

momma rae said...

clam chowder is my hubby's favorite. i'm sure he'd be beside himself with fresh from the shore clams to boot! yummm....

Anonymous said...

looks abit like cunjevoi. Not sure if you have that over there but it could be related. Did it squirt water?

Bending Birches said...

wow----what cool pics....and I have no clue what that thing is- but it sure is neat!

Appleshoe said...

That looks like fun and I LOVE clam chowder! I have no idea what that things is. It looks like a group of larvae of some sort.. Beth, your header is priceless. Take care.

Phyllis said...

How lovely!

Beth said...

The little mystery creature did not squirt water. I thought it might be a cluster of larvae, too. I'd love to know! I'm making clam chowder today. Mmmm. love, Beth

Amanda said...

oh my goodness! You have made me so nostalgic and hungry all at once. I miss clam digging!

Shannon said...

Quahogging is a most fabulous word! i had absolutley no idea what it was ~ how cool.
I would have guess that the mystery thing squirted water too - it looks like something i have seen before in rock pools that does - was it hard or soft like sponge?

Beth said...

The mystery creature didn't squirt water while we were looking at it, and it felt slightly soft if we gave it a gentle squeeze. I wonder if the "stem" was for attaching it to something? love, Beth