My Dad got a deer on Saturday Morning. He showed up for coffee and to wash his hands.
I can be a sensitive old broad sometimes so I will spare you the fresh kill photos. Knives..to cut open the body cavity..and water to wash it out.
One less tick carrier is in the woods now. I hope for a good deer harvest in our area. If you ask me everyone that hunts should be able to harvest several deer. Dad would have enjoyed hunting longer and would have taken another deer for his friend Darrel who is blind if multiple licenses were issued.
If it is a winter with heavy snow..the deer will be wolf meat anyway. Mother Nature is sometimes cruel.
I found a feather, maybe from a Wild Turkey. It is on my desk so I can share it with Adam the next time he visits..I wonder if we can make a quill pen out of it? I will heat up some sand in the oven in a soup can and then put the quill in the sand until it is cool..to temper the quill..so it makes the quill stronger. I wasn’t hunting for feathers..but I was pleased to find this nice specimen. I even found a recipe for children to make their own ink to use with a quill.
Crush 1/2 cup ripe berries add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar. Store in airtight container.
I think I will go hunting tomorrow for another feather:)