Monday, September 28, 2009

Excitement at the Farmhouse....A Six Point Buck!


This weekend in Michigan was a youth hunt for kids who've taken their hunter's safety course and have their permit to go out to the woods with a parent and hunt and take either a buck or a doe. Luke was thrilled to be able to have a good shot at this six-point buck last night right before dusk. Dad talked him through the whole thing and was there for all of it. When they got it hung, they weighed it and it came in at 190 pounds!

It was an exciting time as they called from the woods and Luke's big brother Mark headed out with the pickup and a good flashlight to help find it and bring it back to the house. This boy is one happy hunter and I think dad and big brother and sister are just as proud. So's mom!

Luckily, dad already had today off work and can finish the processing without too much time passing. Thankfully, we had the fridge we took from our kitchen during the remodel in the pole barn and all we had to do was plug it in and then the quarters could be put in there for keeping cold while we get it ready for the freezer.

Today is
National Good Neighbor Day and we have our neighbor, the farmer whose land surrounds us to thank for this deer hunting success story. The farmer is the one who's willing to let all the men here hunt his land to help cull the deer herd, who consistently destroy his crops. He's happier, and we are too, and always make sure to share steak or jerky with he and his wife, for they are the ones who feed these deer a steady diet of good corn. Nothing like corn-fed venison in the freezer!


10 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Congrats on the buck. I know he must have been so excited. That's neat that you have this time for the kids to hunt after their safety course.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

AWESOME! How exciting for your son! And what yummy meals that will come from that deer all year long! Mmmm....

blushing rose said...

Oh, my poor Bambi! TTFN ~ Marydon

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

My brother just got back from bow season for elk... he got no elk, but did get a buck... not as nice as yours though! My brother makes the best jerky! He usually gives it as gifts for Christmas, and we're looking forward to it!

Sister (Aunt) Number Five said...

Congratulations, Luke! Way to go!

Helen said...

Congrats to your son - and to you and your husband for raising him to know how to someday feed his family! Good job.

KathyB. said...

Yes, congratulations! Does this mean we will be reading some posts containing a few venison recipes? ( hint)

LillySue said...

Hubby just got back from a Montana elk hunt. He didn't get one this time but brought back some from another guy. It is in the crock pot "Pepper Steak" style cooking as I type. Congrats to your boy!!
Blessings~LillySue

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I've got 2 grans in Tennesse that go on the juvinile hunt. Haven't heard how it went! :)

Mary Your Sis said...

Congratulations to your smiling son... now we know what it takes to make him smile! LOL. I was just on my way back home from grocery shopping and saw a HUGE BOBCAT about one mile from our house. Does he want to come cat hunting? Open invitation; this cat would look great on your wall! BTW, your Tortilla Soup Recipe is a great way to use vennison burger if you want to post it for those who want a good vennison recipe!