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December 11th, 2007, 05:11 AM
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When I got up this morning, there was a note on the fridge white board ...

"Don't be alarmed. There's a deer in the garage, dressed and hanging."



Ummmm .... ok, it was dark when I went to sleep and it's illegal to hunt in the dark here, so I know that's not how it got there. So, I had to wake Ben up and figure it out. Right after I went to bed, Adam's GF called on her way home from work. The lady in front of her on the road hit a deer. Beth stopped to see if she was ok and wait for the police to come. The police officer gave the woman a kill permit (the way you get a permit from the DNR when you run things over), and the woman offered the deer to Beth. Like a genius, she called the boys, and they came with a tarp and such to pick it up. They field dressed it when they got home, and it's now hanging in my garage.

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I don't even eat venison, but everyone else here does, and the best part ... FREE! So, thank you lady on the side of the road, and most importantly, thank you deer.
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December 11th, 2007, 05:17 AM
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I don't eat venison either. I work with a guy who hunts and he told me how he gets enough to last him until next hunting season. That works out great for everybody.
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December 11th, 2007, 05:44 AM
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I don't eat it either (or lamb either!!). Mu uncle does go deer hunting though-in the woods behind my grandparents house. Hooray for free meat though!
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December 11th, 2007, 05:47 AM
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You lucky brat. I love me some venison!!! I love venison roast, venison flank steaks, venison tenderloin, ground venison, you name it... mmmmmmmmmmmmm venison...

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December 11th, 2007, 06:17 AM
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I don't eat venison, rabbits, squirrels, or any of the other various animals, furry or not that my family goes out prowling through the woods for (yes they think I'm a big weirdo).

I will however eat cows, pigs, chickens, etc which still works out well for them because most of them raise and kill their own.

Of course they still say I'm the one with the "expensive tastes" because at some point someone had the buy the first couple cows, pigs, etc to start the whole breeding process.

But yeah for free meat for the other three people in your house!!

I MAY have been able to eat deer but I was traumatized as a wee child going out to get a popsicle out of the garage freezer and opening the door to find the bloody head of bambi's daddy staring back at me...they didn't even throw a garbage bag over it, sheesh!

I also wouldn't eat chickens or eggs for awhile because I was cracking freshly gathered eggs for my Aunt only to crack one to a dead, rotting little chicky. I of course got the lecture of "you're supposed to hold them up to the light first."

Come to think of it, I don't know why I eat meat at all...I've seen a lot of gross things living on a farm.
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December 11th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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Oh, man, Sarah! If I saw the things you just described, I probably wouldn't want to eat meat ever. eek!

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December 11th, 2007, 06:37 AM
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I'm the same way, Sarah ... I have about 5 million compelling reasons not to eat meat, but only one overriding one *to* eat it .... it tastes good. It doesn't seem to matter how long I go veggie, I always go back. We always had wild game, etc around. We're indians ... it's what we do.
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December 11th, 2007, 07:00 AM
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I'm the same way Mandi! I will go vegetarian every once in awhile and then after a couple months I'll find myself craving a hamburger!

I guess I will eat SOME of what they go out and kill. The turkey I'm good with. And I've eaten snake and frog legs and those weren't bad...sort of tasted like chicken. But I've very picky. I don't want anything that was once something that could have been my pet. And yes, we had pet deer growing up so it was very confusing why he had some that we named and petted and some that we went out and shot and ate.

Now, I do remember when I was little I would not eat ANYTHING at my grandma's house. Her fave breakfast was scrambled pig brains and fried cow tongue....I come from some crazy people y'all.
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December 11th, 2007, 07:04 AM
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Now, I do remember when I was little I would not eat ANYTHING at my grandma's house. Her fave breakfast was scrambled pig brains and fried cow tongue....I come from some crazy people y'all.[/b]
Excuse me while I go lose my breakfast-YUCK!!!
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December 11th, 2007, 07:06 AM
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Very Nice on the free meat!
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December 11th, 2007, 07:09 AM
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Yeah, I won't tell you just what my Mom does to a squirrel's HEAD that she think makes it...well a portion of it...edible.

I tell you, I'm suprised I'm still alive all the things they tried to feed me. They don't believe in wasting ANY part of an animal.
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December 11th, 2007, 07:25 AM
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My family is the same way ... waste not, want not as it were. I was a veggie for years in college, but living with my adorable carnivore DH makes it terribly difficult to refrain from bacon cheeseburgers and real pizza and whatever else. So, every time I cave. I'm far too tempted, but I suppose at least I can 'fess up to it, ya know?

We didn't have the 'can't eat pets' rule at my house. There's always been a very close connection between where food comes from and where it goes at my house. We never ate the cats, or whatever, but were not above eating livestock we were friendly with. My mother once ate her childhood pony as bbq at her grandma's farm. It was just time to eat him, apparently. We're just about as crazy, Sarah. We should have a club.
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December 11th, 2007, 07:33 AM
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We should! Yeah the cows and piggies that had names weren't necessarily exempt from ending up on the table. For some reason the deer were though..odd.

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December 11th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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I am with Kim on being totally jealous for the free venison. That is the only thing that I miss about being iwth my ex......... venison. He hunted every chance he got and I loved the free meat.
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December 11th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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I am with Kim on being totally jealous for the free venison. That is the only thing that I miss about being iwth my ex......... venison. He hunted every chance he got and I loved the free meat.
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I was so against ever trying vennison (being the odd 13 year old I was) that they made it up, told me it was steak and to try a bite of it..... only to have them laugh and say "SEE ITS NOT SO BAD!" and I was like "what?!" and they told me they tricked me! I was so upset, because I wanted to have never tried it. I haven't had it since, but it was just weird.
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December 11th, 2007, 08:42 AM
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I'm lucky, DH kills deer, exotic type cow things that taste exactly like beef, hogs, turkeys. So I always have meat in my house. Too bad I love chicken

But that's awesome on free meat!!! I love it fried!!!
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I am with Kim on being totally jealous for the free venison. That is the only thing that I miss about being iwth my ex......... venison. He hunted every chance he got and I loved the free meat.[/b]
ME TOO!!! My X goes to Alabama every year and comes back with soooooo much venison. I miss that... *sniffle* But I don't miss him.
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December 11th, 2007, 08:30 PM
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Bambi is currently hanging from an I beam in the basement of the garage. She's quite small, probably just lost her spots this fall, but all the better for tenderness that way. We went out to say thank you for her sacrifice.
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