Richard went hunting today with 2 Brothers and a Great Niece. He was out the Door by about 5:15 a.m. so it was a long but beautiful Day. Laddie and our 2 Cats who were on the other side of our Door did not quite understand when Richard headed out.
Cassie saw the Deer before anyone else. The Hunters had 3 Deer by Sunrise or shortly thereafter. Cassie got 1, which was her 2nd ever.
Richard got 2 Deer. This is a big deal for him and for us. He has never gotten a Deer ever before in his Life. We try to approach this as a Gift from the Creator and from the Deer. It isn't hard. We just feel it deep. The taking of the Deer almost becomes a Prayer. With other of Nature's Bounty, these beautiful Creatures will sustain us over the coming months.
We have already processed 1 other Deer this season. Tomorrow we will begin processing the 2 Deer from today. Tenderloins will be frozen as well as some Roasts. We will probably can some more Deer Meat. Melanie has plans for grinding some of the Meat and making Jerky too.