posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 05:38 PM
As an aside....This was the second year that I didnt have to lift an hand in the processing of Deer, we cut up Deer at a friends pole-barn and the
kids did all the skinning, de-boning, cutting into steaks, and packageing. The oldest boy(16 years old) takes charge and gives each kid a job, the
youngest are the twins(13 years old), and it takes them about an hour from start to finish per Deer. The rendering of the fat for suet(winter bird
feed) was done by a couple of the girls, and the hide was cleaned and given to the local VFW(for crafts)... We have already enjoyed the backstraps
grilled with apple wood chips, a harvest stew made with veggies from a friends garden, and smoked jerky is being made now.