Well most farm work has been paused due to the opening of deer season. About the only thing that I’ve really gotten done is sow some Apache Clover in the part of the garden we aren’t currently using.
As for the deer hunting, well I managed to get that 9 Point I was hunting. My dad also got a nice big spike buck. They both weighted about 160lbs each. We cleaned one in the morning and one in the evening. They are both on ice now and I’ll start processing the meat tonight. This year I’m going to attempt to brain tan both of these hides. I’ve always wanted to do this, but never really had the time. Both the hides are soaking in water now and I should get started with wet scraping in the next few days, glad the weather is cool out. I’ve also got to finish processing the skulls. I’ve always just left them out in the weather and let nature take its course. This year I’ve got them already to boiled so they should be done sooner and hopefully less stinky than in years past.
Camille estimates that out of the 4 deer we put up last year we ate at least 3 of them and shared some of the meat. So I’m hoping that we can put up at least 1 more this year. Which will be another year of no bought beef (sorry Camille).