Razor Clams

On March 1, 2014

Friday: the most perfect day. Sunshine. No clouds. 55 degrees. Ocean. Sand. Waves. Leaving work early…. Absolutely beautiful.

I went razor clamming. The tool is a cylinder with a single hole on the handle. Leaving the hole open as you press the contraption over the clam, then covering it when pulling out will suction out the sand and eventually the clam. We spent the next morning blanching, cleaning, and packaging the clams. A little different than butchering cattle in Nebraska, but somewhat similar.

Walking over this crest on a Friday afternoon this beautiful...

Walking over this crest on a Friday afternoon this beautiful…

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We look for patterns like this to know where the clam is

We look for patterns like this to know where the clam is

After digging it up, it looks like this

After digging it up, it looks like this

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The long necks

The long necks

Shells

Shells

The operation to freeze 120 clams

The operation to freeze 120 clams

The end product

The end product

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