Egads, I am tired. This weekend flew by. My husband harvested a nice buck on Thursday.
Luckily, it has been cold and I let the meat hang until Saturday morning. Some people say you should let them age for a week. I have never noticed a difference if I butchered that day or a week later. As long as the meat is handled properly.
I absolutely enjoy butchering our harvest. I canned 8 pints of stew meat. We made six 1 lb. summer sausages and 30 maple breakfast sausage patties. There are six roasts and five lbs. of jerky. It took me two days. I don't know how people can process meat for a living. My hands ache and my back is killing me. Still, it is worth the trouble.
That wasn't all I accomplished. One of my teachers had a baby shower. I have no children, so I had to ask my sister (she has five kids) what a new mom would need: lotion, diapers, and onesies. I got a cute little bear coat too.
Last, but not least, I finished cutting out the second quilt. There were a lot of pieces and it took way longer than I anticipated. I hope it goes together faster than it took to cut. I'm getting nervous, as I am a bit behind schedule.