Friday, December 05, 2008

Venison anyone?

This is 1/2 a deer.

Thankfully I don't have the gory detailed photos of how it came to be. This is a post butcher photo. A very professional butcher, wouldn't you agree?

Andy's kill.

Scott helped with the gutting, be-heading, de-footing and skinning.

I actually don't really know how I feel about this meat. I am having a little bit of a hard time not thinking of Bambi and Bambi's Mom. Such is the food chain to a thinking person. This is the first kill in the four or so years that Andy and Scott have been hunting together.

Tomorrow I foodsave and freeze most of it, and give some to Julie and Nick.

We have some venison meals in our immediate future.


Anonymous said...

wow! Look at the meat! Certainly a very professional butcher.

NPR had a great story the other morning about hunting and the importance some see as being stewards of the environment---of course some didn't see i that way and the conversation got me thinking from each side.

Venison is such good meat for you, and free of preservatives!


Holly said...

Venison is delicious. Don't feel bad for liking it either. Here in SC we have the longest deer hunting season in the country because it's the only thing that keeps the population manageable. Did you know that deer kill more Americans per year than any other animal? Now, I will sing "The Circle of Life" in my best Elton John voice.

Suzanne said...

just hope scott doesn't "catch" a deer-- you'll be eating venison for a year! ;)

Vicki said...

This post should be marked NSFV* lol! I think hunting is much more humane than industrialized meat.

Congrats to Scott and his hunting buddy! Wonderful lean meat. Mmmmm venison chili, chimchungas, jerky, sausage...Oh boy!


Kathy Weller said...

ooh that is a lot of meat!!

Anonymous said...

The chili was awesome! I'm on my 2nd bowl right now. Though in the future, don't listen to Scott, make it hotter!!