A diary of the day to day happenings on our homestead.The good days, the bad days and those bordering on total chaos...
Monday, November 5, 2012
My brother in law hunted our Virginia property Saturday and came home with a very large doe. This morning's chore was to help my sister cut it up. There are some local places that would do it but they are charging 100.00. Last year we decided that money could be put to better use and started doing our own. Gary quarters it for us and puts it in a cooler full of ice for us to work up. Today we were done in short order with lots of bags of ground, stew beef, tenderloin and roasts. The leg bones with all the tough tendons were saved for stock. A plus is that once cooked for all those hours there is a lot of meat that falls away and that can be saved for BBQ sandwiches or soup.