Friday, October 16, 2009
It's that time of year again. Hunting season is coming up, and everyone who hunts is busy eating up as much of last year's deer as they can to make room for the NEW deer they plan to kill this year.
I love it.
Not too long ago, Wolfie brought over two 10lb chubs of venison burger. Ooooh, yummy! It was a lot of meat, and one chub has already been used in several recipes. The best was last night, when I made meatballs and a stroganoff-like sauce and we snarfed that over mashed potatoes (I went with the egg noodles, cuz that's how I roll). Today, for the Traditional Friday Lunch, Mom cooked up all the venison steaks she had in the freezer with a ton of onions and green peppers, and we all gorged ourselves on that. She even gave me the leftovers. My Mom is so awesome.
So here I am, feeling so stuffed full of venison that I could very possibly wake up tomorrow with a flashing white tail and some antler buds. Seriously, it is a good thing.
Big Sprout is all excited because Wolfie is planning on getting some piglets this coming spring to raise for meat. Big Sprout is to help with the care and butchering of said animals. I am so proud, it brings a little tear to my eye to think of my baby girl being able to provide for her Barefoot Mommy like that. She is going to grow up to be a hunting, butchering, foraging, gardening fool. Isn't that just a beautiful thought? *sniff* Today at the Traditional Friday Lunch, I charged her Barefoot Grandpa and Uncle with the task of taking her out and teaching her the joys of pheasant, duck, rabbit, and squirrel hunting.
I'm not greedy, or anything.
Bro laughed a little and said he could feel his wallet getting lighter the more I talked. hmpf. You would think that he would be excited that his wonderful niece is all pumped to learn about hunting and butchering. I mean, this is the next generation! We are going to count on her to provide for us in our old age, and I really like the idea of not having to give up game when I am old.
*sigh* Life is good when your kids wanna kill things....