Monday, January 08, 2007
Final Hunting Trip
As you can tell, both Matt and Dad were successful in their quest for more meat! On Saturday morning they each got a doe. We were able to get a lot of meat from them. I think Matt and I ended up with somewhere around 25-30 lbs of ground venison. Then we have the butterfly steaks and some loin tips. So this should last us about half the year probably. On the way home last night we discussed how many we thought we needed to get next season to last the whole year. With a family of 5 we would need about 4-5 deer. So that is our goal for next year. It was a good close for the season. If you have never processed a deer it is a lot of hard work, but at the same time very rewarding. It is so nice to be able to provide food for ourselves. It is funny to me that some kids now days think that meat automatically comes in a package at the store. Not realizing that way back when people killed and processed their own meat. I am glad that some day my kids will get to hunt with their daddy and enjoy the time that they will have together.