Morning gang! I hope the past few days have been good to y`all. Let me just grab a fresh cup and I`ll be right back!
Ah, now that is much better. Seems I barely have time to think here of late. Between running to visit dad every day and then chores and family life the time just slips away doesn`t it? Today I`m off to tidy up Pop`s apartment because he`s having a home evaluation tomorrow. That`s where a member of the nursing home rehab staff comes to his house and they make sure he can take care of himself. If the home evaluation goes well they may discharge him next Tuesday! I know he`ll be so much happier when he returns home and I can`t say as I blame him on iota!
The past two nights though Mister has provided the excitement....well if one counts skinning, quartering and processing venison excitement. Monday night he came home with this nice seven point he took during our archery season.
I`ll admit I did miss the venison. We had to toss what we had frozen when our freezer died, so this meat will come in handy. I hate having to buy meat in the grocery store! We`re so used to home-raised poultry, beef and pork that old store stuff just tastes funny. Mister says we`re not used to having to not chew our chicken for five minutes before swallowing, and that`s why that store bought meat seems so weird. Could be I reckon!
How we handle out venison is pretty simple. We save the tenderloins and I`ll make them for Sunday dinner. Yum and Yum! Also we save one roast that I`ll do in the crockpot with some canned tomatoes, to help tenderize it. All the rest we grind. Then whatever I make that calls for ground beef I mix half beef/half venison. That is one thing that I`m very proud of, we eat what we harvest. Be it trout, turkey, grouse or deer.
I suppose this is a good warm-up for when we have to process a twelve-hundred pound steer within the next couple of months. We`ve never done a whole steer before but I have to imagine that Hereford will provide alot more meat than a whitetail!
Guess I had best finish this cup of joe and get a move on. Have to meet dad`s landlord by nine this morning because silly Feral locked pop`s keys inside the house last time she stopped to get him clean clothes.*Blushes*
I know, it really didn`t surprise me either!