Friday, February 20, 2009

Anyone for oysters?
















Since we are the Seafood Capital of the World, I thought I would entertain you with some oyster photos. It is almost time for the crab boats to head out, so I will post some crab photos later for you crab lovers.

I don't care for oysters, but my husband loves them!

6 comments:

Coachdad said...

Wow... a whole lot of oysters! Pretty impressive.

Patty said...

Yep. We gotta a whole lot of oysters here - wild caught, too. Those shells come from the shucking houses. They are stockpiled and used for reseeding.

If you eat a lot of oysters, chances are you have had some Crisfield oysters.

Michelle said...

Now that is a lot of oysters!

GingerV said...

what do they do with the piles of shells? Is it crushed and used?
love the photo of the ice?

Patty said...

GingerV: The DNR gets the oyster shells and reseeds the bay with them. There has been a real shortage of oysters over the past several years. There has been a shortage of crabs, too.

Waterman all over the U.S. are struggling with shortages, and the DNR is always coming up with new regulations to make it harder for the working waterman.

I pray for them. They get up around 4am, and stay out on the water until they get their quota, or the their time is up (DNR rules).

As long as the wind is not blowing too hard, they are out there working. In the summer, it can be extremely hot, and in the winter...well, just take a look at the ice
picture.

The waterman are my heroes. If people sitting down in fancy restaurants, ordering oysters, knew what it took to get those oysters to their tables, they would appreciate them a lot more.

George said...

I'm in the Northwest, but when I lived by the bay I'd used to get them by buckets full...

Ilike your blog...