I was hunting last weekend. I filled both my archery and rifle tags. This weekend was spent processing my harvest. Our freezer is stocked with 5lbs of Italian sausage, 5 lbs of summer sausage, and 5 lbs of breakfast sausage, numerous roasts, stew meat, and more unprocessed meat. My husband made jerky on the smoker. I still have more to jerk and grind, but I will do that later. I wanted to taste test some new recipes before I committed all of my deer meat to a new recipe.
Nature provided plenty of entertainment while I was in the kitchen. The turkeys are oblivious to the fact that Thanksgiving is only five days away. If they were aware of the main entree I don't think they would be so bold.
The rut is on here and all day we watched the bucks chase does. It began with this little nubber.
Slowly, the parade of deer produced more bucks.
My freezer is stocked and my soul is satisfied. I am thankful that I can supply my own food and live where I can enjoy the creatures around me. What are you thankful for?