Venison

Yesterday, after breakfast and setting up paddocks for the cows, the inmates and I went to work on the two deer that Spork and I had put in the cooler. Brian had never butchered a deer, while John had some experience. Everyone was an expert by the end though. We put together an assembly line and knocked out both deer in about an hour and a half. John broke down the halves into major cuts, the Brian and I trimmed off all the meat and handed it to The Princess who was in charge of grinding the hamburger. The Spork stuffed the vacuum seal bags and sealed and labeled. It was a true group effort.

Except for the tenderloin, we ground everything into ground meat. The Mrs tells me that we are almost out of ground pork so the timing is right. Now she can mix venison in with the remaining pork and stretch it out.

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