I'm afraid I am too tired to post much. Both my husband and I got a deer yesterday. I was determined to have them both butchered by the end of the day. Ten pounds of summer sausage, ten pounds of jerky, 7 pints of stew meat, and twenty one pounds of roasts later I'm done. All that is left is to dehydrate the jerky and roast the summer sausage. I almost forgot, while I was butchering I also rendered the bear fat Kelly's friend brought me. I just put it in a pot on the stove and cooked it on low until I had 2 quarts. If you are wondering about my hunt it was cold and relatively fast. I was just focused on meat and breaking my 3 year curse. It has been three years since I got a deer. I'm always waiting for something better and end up with tag soup. With the unreliability of 2020, I decided stocking our reserves was of utmost importance.
Now a long hot bath, otherwise I don't think I will be able to move tomorrow. Have you ever butchered anything? I would love to try butchering a pig sometime. What do you do with the meat? Hope you have a fabulous week.