Butchering the Front Quarters and Backstraps of a Deer

Last year I managed to take photos of *most* of the process of butchering a deer. Butchering doesn’t include the hanging, skinning, gutting, that’s all done before and I’m usually at home with the boys while he does that. Mac has expressed interest in helping with it this coming fall which is neat as he’s always had a healthy fear of large animals, even when they’re dead. Continue reading Butchering the Front Quarters and Backstraps of a Deer

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Sausage Lentil Soup

Sausage Lentil Soup

Theres something about Sausage Lentil Soup I just love. It’s comfort in a bowl. The ingredients are so darn simple, almost as if the finished product is more than a sum of its part. I love when that happens. If you want to stretch your efforts farther, add another cup of lentils and another quart of broth, it’ll be less sausage-y but just as delicious. And more frugal! Continue reading Sausage Lentil Soup