Monday, November 10, 2014
Filling Up the Freezer!
Sunday morning the phone rang at about 10:20 and it was a guy we work with, telling us he'd shot us a deer! He said he was about 10 minutes from our house and he'd drop it by. We usually leave for church around 10:50 so we knew it was going to be a scramble, but he dropped off a nice big doe and we got her hung up in the shed, changed out of our bloody clothes and off to church we went!
When we got home from church, we had to run to town to get freezer paper. We are butchering our meat birds next weekend, so we knew we'd need a bunch of it anyway.
We packed her body cavity in ice, then made a batch of butter pecan, goat milk ice cream while we waited for her to chill out some.
We started working on her at 5 pm and finished up at 8 pm. Not bad for a day's work! And the best part is, since The Man was a butcher for 10 years, my freezer is full of venison bottom rounds, top rounds, tip steaks, eye of round steaks and all sorts of other fancy cuts!
This is the back legs, or hams.....
While the man hacked the parts off, I worked on grinding the burger with this handy, dandy hand grinder.......
While The Youngun was in charge of wrapping, taping, and labeling!
And 3 hours later, this was all that was left. These bones are currently residing in the freezer so that I can cook them down for stock. I'll probably make soup with the meat that cooks off the bones, or possibly barbecue...the possibilities are endless!
It doesn't look like much but that's quite a bit of meat residing in our little craigslist $50 freezer! We had to buy another one because the three hogs are living in our big freezer. This little freezer will house this deer and our meat birds that are meeting their doom next weekend.
God is so good, always providing in every way!!
Til next time, I remain yours in Christ,