2012/10/18

Organic is too expensive?

For years I've wanted to go organic with our food. However, the price of organic food versus the price of having a large family hindered my choices. Every now and then I'll grab something organic and think, hey! we're not eating chemicals. How delightful. But then, another month will pass by and I'll have the same problem as the month before.. the grocery budget doesn't add up. Rats!

Well, thanks be to God for giving us the opportunity to enjoy some organic meat. We have been dining on organic meat stew, organic italian food, organic steak, organic breakfast sausage, organic italian sausage, organic ground round, etc. All of this glorious organic food is from the blessed hands of my archer husband. He shot and killed a buck last Friday night. Don't get squeamish... the same method of skinning and stripping the buck is used on our black and white mooing creature friends all across america. The buck was free of course.. Take into consideration that deer are free range, they eat grass and produce from flower beds.. Seriously, it's awesome. We are learning so much about venison and how it's processed. Jake hauled in 36 pounds of venison once the cleaning of the buck was done. We have loved it. What's also interesting is that deer are extremely lean. So lean that it's best to process the meat with some added fat.

Anyway. We are thankful for the venison. It's organic and it's free... mostly. The costs of the equipment; bow, arrow, license, tree stand, will be absorbed as Jake shoots more game. Such fun. We are hoping to get a turkey as well. Though they are difficult to find. You have to dress like a turkey and make mating sounds hoping a wild turkey will come to you. Sounds kind of intimidating to me. Joking. You don't have to dress like a turkey but you do have to make calls and the turkeys do come to you. Very strange.

7 comments:

CHiggins said...

Swweeeetttt

Karen said...

Sounds like you found some recipes! Nice.

Jen said...

Awesome! My dad and brothers have always been big hunters and I have LOVED venison since I was little. The best was when one of them had a doe permit and could get a doe as their meat is more tender than the muscly bucks. They've also gotten turkeys a few times and ducks and rabbits! Made for some healthy, delicious meals!

Christina said...

One year, a friend gave us some venison, and I made this slow cooker stew, which we loved:
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-venison-stew-10000001536699/

Appollo Schloss said...

I come from a hunting family myself and grew up eating wild game, deer, duck, turkey, etc. We still get deer from my brother who loves to hunt, but has a wife that doesn't like wild game. My dad processes it for free, and we get a freezer full of deer. I love it! It has been a huge help with all Shiloh's meat allergies.

Brittany Martin said...

Congratulations to Jake! I grew up hunting with my dad and love venison. Troy actually got his license this year, and although he didn't get his deer, we're still hoping for a wild pig!

CLR said...

Okay, so I guess that Dam Neck is Navy Base.. Sorry.