Harvest and Thanksgiving
November 27, 2018, 10:31 am
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November 27, 2018

November has been a very busy time here on the farm. The ear corn for the animal feed has all been harvested. The animals are tucked in for the winter. Butchering season is upon us now. This job is the last one for the year. The meat sticks in the photo above, were made from venison. Our 9 year old grandson bagged his first deer. His request was for snack sticks and jerky.


We made jerky from the ground meat. There is now a family, happily munching meat snacks!

Thanksgiving, is a big word for a great holiday. It is set aside for us to count our blessings and give thanks for them. This post is delayed, because I have been busy counting!

I have been busy in the forge shop making Christmas gifts. Sorry no photos of those gifts  for a while, I don’t want to spoil the suprizes. I am really enjoying this new venture. It forces me to think and allows me to work with my hands in a very different way. In fact, it lets me “harvest” from steel!

Deer Me
December 9, 2015, 2:23 pm
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December 9, 2015

Yesterday, I spent part of the day working up the deer that my son and I harvested during our gun season. I mixed some of the meat with our farm raised pork and made several types of sausage. In the picture above, that is a load of jerky. I switched a few years ago and now make the smoked dried treat out of ground meat. It tastes great and is easier to chew. The best part is, that the kids love it!

I also made some summer sausage. We like the taste, use it in our lunches and enjoy it with cheese and crackers.


These little chubs are great!

Today, from the pork we didn’t use with the deer. I am making smoked polish sausage and some old fashioned smoke breakfast sausage. It gets stuffed into smaller casings, smoked and cooked…Then we get to eat it!

This farm once again provides a bounty, makes me say…deer me! and thank you!


Slab bacon, Canadian bacon waiting to be brined…next weeks smoking project. It is good to be busy 🙂