A Doe a Deer, A Female Deer

So my husband went hunting this past weekend as I said in my previous post. A guy at our church took Tim a couple of months ago and Tim was so close to getting a deer then. But close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, right? So this weekend was called the “thinning the herd” weekend. That means you can only kill a doe. Supposedly doe is better meat anyway, not that I know. I have had venison twice. Once was with Zippy & Nelly and the other was with Eightcrazy. She mixed it in spaghetti and Zippy made 1/2 venison 1/2 beef hamburgers. Both were yummy but I have heard people complain of a “gamey” taste. So I am researching all sorts of ways to cook it. Come Monday we will have 50-60 lbs of venison in our freezer. Yahoo! So if you have any great recipes send them my way.

So here is a picture of my hunter with his kill. Sorry if you don’t like pictures of dead things. But I have been known to post some so you should know better if you are a faithful reader.

Tim posing with Bambina…

Tim is giving Bambina a noogie in the picture below. A little FYI for those of you who don’t know anything about killing a deer. I just learned that when you a kill a deer their tongue stays out. Gross!

I think it is hilarious seeing my man in all camo. What a tough guy.

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  1. Wahoo! “Free” meat. “Free” after you buy the camo, rifle, amo, truck, 4-wheeler……

    When I was growing up, beef was a treat. Pretty much only ate it at Wendy’s. All I gotta say is spice it up. I know you’ll get creative.

  2. I was just sent your blog link to check it out, but I have to comment on this… We only ever eat venison, so I thought I would give you some tips:
    If you can hang the deer for a few days to a week before butchering it, it will be much better- this allows it to bleed out more and tenderizes the meat.
    Before cooking, I soak it in salt water for several hours, this helps remove blood as well, which in turn takes away some of the gamey flavor.
    I don’t really care for roasts, as they have very little fat, and so it seems dry to me- but then I don’t like white meat from turkey either. 🙂
    Anything I make w/ red meat is venison– I have some recipes on my blog if your interested:
    Good luck!

  3. Have fun with the next part : getting this big animal ready to eat ! I like my chicken ready to cook !!! lol

  4. well he looks so proud of himself! Thats wonderful, helps the food budget for sure! OUt of curiosity how many meals will you get from this?
    do you have a butcher cut all the meat and package it for you?

  5. Becky honey? When we move to Indy, don’t try and sneak that deer meat in a meal if I am over for supper….K?

    It’s just plain ‘ole wrong, I tell ya.

    W-R-O-N-G! :0

    Cute pic of Tim, though. 🙂

  6. Ryan wore an “I ‘heart’ PETA” shirt to deer camp as a joke. The day he wore it, he got in a four-wheeler accident and the deer’s antlers ‘impaled’ his left side. Hmmm…thats what the deer thought of that ‘joke’!! BTW…ryan hunts every year and will never bring meat home. I hate it.

  7. Ok, so I just noticed your “crazy goal” map at the bottom of the page….geee why aren’t you sharing with everyone what that “crazy goal” is and why some states are colored in and some aren’t!!!! LOL =)

  8. Leigh Anne says:

    Y’all are REDNECKS now. Come to our house–we had 8 grazing in our yard today, no foolin’! Libbey got me to take pics, but I don’t know how well they turned out. But I was shooting with a camera…not a gun!

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