Wow. It's been a long, busy, fun day. We got back from Future Farmboy's party at Monkey Island.
It was fantastic to see so many old friends. But I was so starved afterward...pizza may be kid-friendly, but it's definitely an Atkins no no. So is cake, btw.
The 4H Champ and Teacher Man rescued me by stopping at Johnnie's (North Ave. in Elmwood Park) on their way back to my house. At the moment, you couldn't convince me that there's anything better than Johnnie's Italian beef, extra wet, plenty of peppers. No bun for me of course, but definitely satiating.
The iFarmer had the extra pleasure of getting one of Johnnie's famous, overflowing cups of Italian Ice, chock full of lemony flavor.
After the rest of our guests left for home and things started to settle, the iFarmer discovered we have yet another guest. A baby opossum. At least the iFarmer thinks it's a baby. He sure hisses like he could be bigger though. He's taken refuge under our back porch. I'm hoping he doesn't decide to call that home.
Any idea how to rid your backyard of an opossum without resorting to a lethal alternative?
Click on the opossum image to see a photo series of a baby opossum in another family's backyard. The Johnnie's image will take you to a "best beef ever" photo stream.