It was a busy morning around here. As soon as we were back from our walk, we got ready to process the deer Heather shot for us. Last week I bought a $100 meat grinder from Walmart, and today we put it to the test. We were over halfway done with the job when Cliff said, "You know what? You haven't taken any pictures."
I held up my gloved hands and said, "Taking pictures would be a little messy after handling ground deer meat; but I could take my gloves off and get a couple of pictures."
My camera was still in my coat pocket from this morning's walk.
according to instructions. It was tasty and tender with not a hint of "gamey" taste. It yielded twenty-three one-pound-plus packages of meat. I would not have wanted more than that. Conditions were perfect: temperatures dipped below freezing overnight, so the deer cooled off nicely hanging in front of Cliff's shop until this morning. Two days earlier the flies would have been a problem and the meat would have to have been iced down to get it cooled.
It was a fun little project, and thanks to Heather, our beef supply will hold out longer.