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Dog Food


We feed our big poochy some unusual things. She decided if it’s worth it. We kept scraps from the deer and elk we hunted last fall. Some of it kept in the freezer and some was preserved in our cheap-as-crazy outdoor freezer (compliments of our northern winter: any box on the porch). The last piece […]

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Deer Dying in the Trees!


…so since the Fish and Wildlife officer said that White-Tail Deer don’t browse on pine tree needles, and since I said they do… They are also dying right beside them. This must be why the coyotes have been hanging around and howling half the night. Some stray dogs were wrestling with something way out yonder, […]

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Deer Destroying the Trees


I called the Wildlife office. I asked if they had any great ideas of how I could keep the deer from eating all the new trees I had planted in my shelter-belt. They asked what kind of deer. I said they were white-tail. It was explained to me that mule deer browse pines and such, […]

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Cutting the Deer Meat


To save money I usually butcher my own meat. I don’t always do it professionally, but as long as it suits me, who cares? The Deer we got was  ‘smallish’ so it won’t take long to cut up. I did the 2 front quarters in 3 hours (?…I didn’t keep track of the time very […]

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Skinning and Hanging-graphic content


To skin the deer we first cut around the bottom of the knee, remove the knee at the joint and the cut the hide away always keeping in mind that on the inside of the hind legs are the scent glands where there is a small, smelly patch of hair which should be avoided (take […]

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We’ve bagged a Deer-graphic content


Even though we’ve had lots of weary nights chasing the deer away from our hay, we passed on the temptation to cut one down. They were Flagtails anyway and they don’t have much meat on their bones to boot. Hubby got a tag for a female Mule Deer, but it isn’t for our area. We haven’t seen […]

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The Bales are Moving!


Finally the truck has come after days of waiting. For 2 days the wind had the guy with the truck drifted in by 3 feet or a metre bank of snow. He had to wait for the government plow truck to open the road, then he had a flat tire and a wheel seal leaking. […]

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A Plan is Formed


We have decided that we have enough square bales in the loft of the barn that we can afford to part with the round ones we have outside. The ones that are exposed to the local wildlife. There is a herd of elk, deer and a few moose that want it bad. I want the […]

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