Monday, November 24, 2008

Finished!

I spent all day boning out my deer and packaging up the meat. It's always taken me longer to do that chore than anybody else I know, but it's done now and the freezer has about sixty pounds of nice, lean mule deer for the days ahead.

The dawgz have been delighted by the whole process and most attentive, too. Since Wednesday night they have been enjoying a stew made of tasty trimmings served over their dry food. Today they each got leg bones with plenty of meat remnants left on them. Mags was especially proud of hers and every time Emma got too close she gave her the evil eye and Emma backed off.

For Thanksgiving I am driving out of state to a good friend's ranch for the holiday and am taking the ribs and some meat-on-the-bone to be bbq'd. We'll also be hunting pheasant and quail. It's a guaranteed good time for all. Emma saw me clean the Citori yesterday and her eyes lit up like spotlights. She knows!

Nature's Bounty is indeed a wonderful gift to us poor fork├ęd beings. I don't think I'll ever take its generosity and grandeur for granted.


6 comments:

BobG said...

The venison should be good over the next few months. Good luck with the birds; pheasant and grouse are a couple of my favorites.

mike's spot said...

safe travels and good hunting!

Tmagnum62 said...

I wish you good hunting!

The Hermit said...

Have a good holiday and get back safe.

Rio Arriba said...

Thanks, all.

EcoRover said...

Enjoy that mulie buck. For years I fell into the habit of bringing the meat to a local butcher (runs an operation out of his garage), but have slowed down the past few years and made the time to rediscover the joy of cutting & wrapping my own meat.

Have an elk bull hanging in the mudroom for the weekend's work...