On Friday morning, Byron killed his third deer of the season. It’s now Muzzleloader season, which comes before rifle season, which starts next Saturday. I asked Byron to explain his muzzleloader to me, and when he was done I said, “So basically, it’s like a miniature cannon?” and he said “Yes, exactly.”
So, this most recent deer was shot with a muzzleloader. After we skinned this deer and cut him up (it was a medium-sized buck), we took this entire deer as well as the “scraps” and shoulders from the last two deer (several pounds) and loaded it into the cooler. Then, on Saturday, we took a very lovely, scenic, 45-minute drive out into the country. We were greeted with a sign that said “Fresh Jersey Cow Milk $4.00”, and the sight of chickens, cows, and a log cabin. The man we were visiting has a butcher shop on his property. He is very well known in the area as a venison butcher. When we arrived, mid-afternoon, our cooler joined at least twenty more that had been dropped off that day. With the venison we dropped off, he will be making cubed steak, ground venison (hamburger) and smoked sausage. I can’t wait until it’s all done and we get to enjoy this delicious meat! And the season has barely begun…..
On Saturday night, we went to the county fair. In the livestock section, we admired the goats and I convinced Byron once again that I NEED goats in my life. He talked to the goat man about them, and where was the best place to get some. I do believe there will be goats in my future.
I enjoyed a funnel cake on a STICK! That was a first for me and it was great because it’s slightly less messy than the normal way it’s served around here, on a paper plate.
Byron also won two goldfish for me, which of course meant a trip to Walmart to buy a little tank and all that fun stuff. We named our goldfish Buckley and Bailey.
On Sunday, we went to church and enjoyed dinner on the grounds for Pastor Appreciation Day.
There is not much better than Southern Baptist Dinner on the Grounds. The food is slap-your-grandma good! And so much of it. Fried chicken, chicken and yellow rice, field peas, homemade mac and cheese, twice backed potatoes, sweet tea, coconut cake……..
It was a very nice relaxing weekend. I can’t imagine a better way to spend a weekend, just the two of us!
Hope y’all had a good one, too!