We went to town this morning to pick up a few things and just as we got back the phone rang and it was my brother, Rob. He said, " Ah...what are you doing today?" My brother doesn't call to just chit-chat so I knew he needed something and I said, "Nothing." And we really didn't have plans to do anything special anyway. He said he had a deer and wanted to know could he bring it out to skin and cut up. So I said sure. After all, we're getting pretty good at it. Why not?
So he brought the deer out.It had been given to him by some of his first wife's family. It was a small deer. Just a "picker" as they call it because the antlers are just spikes or "pickers". I know everyone wants the big deer but there are benefits to getting a nice young, tender deer as well.
Deer butchering is pretty easy when compared to pigs.