T Stands for Tuesday is when we get together and share a drink related post. Link to the T Party in my right hand column with our hostess Bleubeard and Elizabeth.
(I found this photo online-I may need to make something like this)
I had been talking about our deer camp for a couple weeks now. The event was last week and we all had a good time-mostly eating good foods and socializing with old and new friends.
A couple of you have asked me what exactly is deer camp? Deer camp is when friends gather and yes hunt for deer, at our deer camp hubs has rules for ethical hunting, only bucks and young bucks can be taken for meat processing. and No hunting in our "back yard" where we feed them-that is their safe zone-always.
Over the last several years conservation allowed unlimited hunting of does-I still have no idea why they let that go on for so long. Just a little ways from us there is a couple that took advantage of that and processed 12 to 15 does a season-unheard of. So the consequences now- fewer does in our area-so we don't allow on our property any does to be taken til the doe population increases.
The hunters took two nice meat bucks home to process and home can.
I have been wanting to can venison but hubs is not in shape any more for all the work involved-and all the walking in the woods as well. I am still hoping that perhaps we can hunt for one though.
Sorry I meant to take lots of photos of the food-I do all the cooking for the evening meal, and the guys coming in we ask for lunch food-so we had lots of chili, beef stew, goulash, deli meats and breads for sandwiches. For extras and gifts one person brought me a gallon of his own homemade maple syrup Wow that was a huge surprise-He lives way up north near Green Bay Wisconsin. He also made homemade blueberry muffins from his own blueberries to go with their coffee in the morning. The guys all said those were sooo good. I have to say that I was thankful that for the lunch meals they were gluten free aware so I could eat most of the food-very thoughtful.
They also brought dozens of hard boiled eggs, Wisconsin sausages, lots of Wisconsin cheese and the list goes on lol As a gift for my hubs one Wisconsin friend's wife bakes up two cheesecakes for him and the group every year-his favorite.
We had an Illinois friend that came in on Wednesday in case he wanted to bow hunt, and brought 3 meals of fresh Mexican dishes-sooo delicious.
Friday is when the others came in and I always invite several other friends and ask that they bring a dish. I made a large crock pot and a small slow cooker full of shredded pork and peppers for grilled sandwiches with provolone. The sides were potato salad, taco soup-delicious, three bean salad and much more. Early in the day Friday I got out my dutch ovens and made two apple-raisin-dried cherry pies.
We had drove to the big box store Sam's Club (over an hour away from us) to shop and they had this large crock pot with a mini crock pot on sale. I have been wanting a larger one to go with the slow cooker I have (yes there is a difference in how these two work) I am in love with this new one. It holds allot of food. Sorry these were the only photos I remembered to take.
One night I grilled chicken breasts with sides, another night grilled center cut pork chops, and another night we all went to our friends for fried catfish. The Wisconsin men had never ate catfish before.
So yep this is mostly a fun eating event lol We enjoyed the two new men that came down with our long time friend. The little space we put together above hubs shop worked out perfectly too.
Christmas Card Swap
For the last couple of years I have been making handmade papers and then turning them into Christmas cards.
I would love to swap cards with you all if you care too. For international I am going to send postcards-hopefully those will go right through and not get lost and since our postage is so high here the postcards will be less to send.
If you would like to swap my email is located on my profile page-just send me an email with your name and address and I will send you mine back.
These cards can be handmade or not up to you. I searched for blank postcards and found some-so I may be creative with those this year.
I haven't been drinking anything new and exciting lately lol Somehow a couple weeks ago I got into a food allergy so I have been drinking mostly water, juices, and adding aloe vera juice or drinking my herbal decaf beverage in the mornings.
( I am pretty much back to normal now-thank goodness.)
Happy T Stands for Tuesday everyone
And for my friends in the States-Happy Thanksgiving