Here's this season's deer. Ken walked by me saying "guess I'll go get us a deer". About 5 minutes later I heard the shot. Sure enough there he was up on the hillside field dressing this nice doe!
Having so many deer around kind of takes the sport out of hunting but then again it was nice not to have the task of carrying her down off the mountain and out through the other hollow like last year. We just lifted her over the stream and into the barn.
This year we ground quite a lot of hamburger meat.
This is Ken using the grinder attachment I bought him for his birthday last year. It works great. The KitchenAid mixer was his retirement gift! When I buy him tools he usually says "wait a minute, you've been wanting one of these!" He likes kitchen stuff so this way I was sure he knew it was just for him. He knows that never in a month of Sunday's would I ask for a mixer!"
We got about 40lbs of meat altogether. One deer lasts us most of the year, in fact I still have a little bit left from last year but that's because I used it sparingly thinking we would run out. We keep talking about getting a pig as it would be wonderful to have our own pork too.
It's very comforting to see the freezer full of meat. Especially when it's free meat!