Varmint is learning life-skills.
Today’s skill was how to stop hemorrhaging.
Well, it didn’t start out that way. Actually it started out that I was teaching her how to make a peach cobbler.
First she cut her thumb.
Then she cut the crease between her second and third fingers. (You KNOW how hard that kind of cut is to put a bandage on.)
I finally let her stop yeilding the paring knife when we couldn’t distinguish between the peach juice and the blood.
And then we added a bunch more lemon juice and sugar to cover up any odd flavoring in the cobbler. You KNOW how the iron flavor of blood can just ruin a cobbler. I’m pretty sure Martha Stewart covers that in one of her very first cookbooks.
So I guess we can add ‘Camouflaging the taste of blood in food’ to our list of life skills practiced today.