While we were getting ready for a trip, Robin Hood was “robbing from the rich and giving to the poor”.
Ten minutes from home we stopped (actually, a kind Dad turned around and drove back at the urgent pleas of one passenger) to observe this hawk owl sitting on a power line. He dove into the field, flew back up, and ate his lunch.
Balto met the horses.
There was a little bit of snow and ice…. just enough to make snow ‘n dirt angels.
The hunters heading out for a look.
A load-your-own ammo lesson.
Balto and Roxie had a lot of fun.
Much to the annoyance of Noah, Balto likes breaking down snow towers.
Totally posed. Neither Gabe or I were present when Dad shot the deer.
There are no photos from the hands-on tutorials on field dressing, skinning, and cutting up a deer. Grae gutted the first while I video taped. I did the second. We both got to skin and quarter. And now we feel confident that if a deer walks by our door again we could take care of it from the shot to the freezer on our own.
Helping Grandpa move a tractor.
Time for the skinning and butchering lesson to commence.
Back at home everyone took a turn weighing out meat to be packaged.
And Mommy finally got her hides for brain tanning (except I’m not going to use brains this time…. special request). Here I am salting them to preserve them until I can get to the next steps.
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