• December 2010

    End of 2010

    December 31, 2010

    We’ve been silly busy these past few weeks putting together mail order packages, shucking oysters for holiday orders, doing end-of-year inventories, and just basically trying to keep our heads above water. So we’ve been neglecting the poor oyster blog, and therefore this post has a little more to do with today being the end of the month than […]

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    Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2010

    Here are the two images we used in our Christmas cards this year, followed by a picture of the high tide this morning. We ARE feeling a little swamped right now, but at least the delivery truck is high and dry. Happy Holidays everyone!

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    Oyster Fan is Not a Crab Fan

    December 20, 2010

    One of our two pound heavyweights latched onto my middle finger today with both paws. The demonic creature proceeded to squeeze as hard as he could, then release slightly, then squeeze even harder. I foolishly tried to drown him in the tank and probably would still be stuck there, standing in the seafood store with my […]

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    This thing came across the packing table today. Whatever it was, it must have gotten trapped inside an oyster and then covered with nacre. Diana suggests it might have been a barnacle… and despite the fact that barnacles are especially difficult sea creatures to relate to, the thought of being swallowed alive by an oyster and […]

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    … and let’s hope it doesn’t wash all the oysters off the beach. It’s sunny here on the farm today, but we’re in for it this weekend because a positively obscene looking storm is on the way. Check out this picture from Cliff Mass’s weather blog:

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    Sea Specimens

    December 8, 2010

    Japanese artist Iori Tomita’s collection “New World Transparent Specimens,” featuring preserved, dyed, and artfully displayed sea creatures, via coolhunting.com.

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    Oyster herpes first gained worldwide attention (at least, among people who pay attention to oysters) in 2008 when it was responsible for widespread mortality in French oyster farms. Since then the French strain of the disease has popped up in Britain. Now oyster herpes is being blamed for the 80% mortality that farmers in New […]

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    HH Stocking Stuffer

    December 3, 2010

    Today a customer came into the retail store, put two 8 ounce jars of yearling on the counter, and said he was buying stocking stuffers. When we pointed out that the oysters had an expiration date of December 15th he reconsidered that plan.  And then we thought of a very graceful solution to the problem of how […]

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    December Evening

    December 3, 2010

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    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0n91xzNY04 An air bubble formed in the livetank and entertained us for a good twenty minutes. Where did it come from? How was it held down for so long? Our best guess is that it was caught in an oyster membrane. Needless to say, this occurred on an otherwise very uneventful day. And our best guess […]

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