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Eating dirt — and other outdoor forage


During a recent phone conversation, I mentioned to a stranger that I’d eaten dirt as a farm kid. To my surprise, she said she had too. I’d thought my brothers and I were the only kids that had ever eaten soil. I agreed with her that the best tasting dirt always came from a fresh gopher mound. It had the texture and moisture of cornbread, although the taste was more “earthy”. As an adult, I wondered how I would’ve possibly thought eating dirt was tasty. Any reason I’d had as a child had long been forgotten. Of course, the reason my younger brothers had eaten it, was likely in following my example. My younger brother really developed a taste for gopher mounds, greater than any of the rest of us. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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