Sunday, November 26, 2006
8 Point Buck
Here is Alan's first deer. As you can see he is a very proud boy. I am glad for the meat as we have been out of beef and pork for ages. Although many turn pale at the idea of killing deer, I can find no objection to hunting as we do it. Because we work hard to maintain the land, pay the taxes, and grow crops for them to feed upon the deer have a place to live and raise young...and they do, with many fawns born here each year. If we didn't do what we do to sustain this place as a working farm it would be developed virtually instantly. We are surrounded by towns and housing developments on all sides and have a prime location with village water available. What would the deer do then?
Once every year or so we take one deer and use it for our own food. It is as reasonable as the hunting that was done here by Native Americans who also liked to eat wild meat. I think the deer get a pretty fair shake from us. Besides I like venison.