Tuesday, November 11, 2008

G Got One!

O.k., people.

Apparently this is something that makes a hunter very happy.

G got home last night and says, "Come on honey! Come and see him!" I was in my jammies and in bed but G was so excited! So, out we go to the garage.

The WHOLE darn deer was in the back of the SUV. Gutted, thank goodness. Ewwwwwwwwww.

G quartered it and did whatever else one does to prepare it for the butcher, while I was at work today. We're taking it to Yoder's (surprised at THAT name?) to be processed. They will make it into the BEST beef sticks . . . ummhhhh . . . I mean deer sticks!

The back straps are in the freezer. That's supposed to be the best part, or so I've been told.

I never thought I'd like deer meat, but it is one of the leanest meats I've ever eaten. And it's fresh. No steroids or whatever.

G wants to have the head and rack mounted. Sheesh! Do you know how much that costs? So, I said, "How many deer heads do you need?" Turns out he needs at least two. Already has one.

But, he loves it so much.

And fishing.

And golfing.

6 comments:

KristyEgg said...

Congrats G even though dead animals completely ick me out.

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

I am jealous. I went out yesterday and only saw one doe about 80 yards away, and she didn't come any closer.

mother of 4 said...

Nice deer!How many points? Jason"s Dad got 11 pointer yesterday.Jason got zero.He told Brayden he was going to get one.True hunter-holding a deer head with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth!Sis.

Mandy said...

I bet he is so proud! I can't wait till Jarrett gets one. Even though I think deer meat is nasty!

Cher said...

K...thanks and I'm with you about the 'ick factor'

Tim...don't be jealous. It's taken G 18 years to get this one. I'm sure you will beat that record.

jennie said...

Woohoo! Congrats to him! that's so exciting (at least Steve thinks it is when he gets one) and the deer meat is great to have!

i'll take photos of our house this weekend and start posting again, i know i've been a slacker :)