Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cliff gives skinning and butchering lessons (warning: pictures of deer being butchered)

Arick's girl friend's dad and brother each shot an eight-point buck early this morning, opening day of deer season.  All of them wanted Cliff to teach him his professional method of dressing and cutting up a deer.  I say professional because Cliff was a butcher for over twenty years.  I don't think I need to add any more words, so I'll just show the pictures in order.  


  






They are taking all the meat off the bone.  Once that's done, they'll take the meat of both deer a mile down the road to the butcher shop, where it will be made into beef sticks and summer sausage.  One deer down, one to go.  

6 comments:

Dan said...

It will be made into beef sticks? Wow, that's some pretty impressive butchering!!

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Those are some huge bucks!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is a lot of work but must save money with Cliff doing the butchering. I know some who take theirs to places to have the whole works done. Beef sticks and summer sausage do sound like a good way to use the meet. Hope you all get to enjoy some too.

Xavier Onassis said...

No venison for delicious Bambi Chili?

Lori said...

Eler Beth field dressed Thomas' deer for him on Saturday, with him watching and instructing, of course. She wanted to do it herself because she wants to know that she can do it when she has to. Now we have it cooling on ice, and we'll starting butchering and packaging today.

ingasmile said...

Those boys are being taught by the very best! Nothing like teaching those great skills to the younger generations!!

Inga