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There's Something I haven't Told You.

My boy...

That handsome lad, shot himself a deer! Last year, he took two deer within minutes of each other (and I inadvertantly made it sound like he took two deer with one shot...I meant, it just took one shot apiece, as opposed to the, ahem, more than two that it takes the Mr.) ;), after only being in the stand for about 20 minutes each time.

This year, it was just a little guy. I'd show you pictures, but they're...well...they're nasty and bloody and gory and the kind of thing that makes small children weep.

Look, see?

I told, I'll spare you the images.

And now, we're in the same boat as last year. Deer meat.

In our freezer.

And, I can't do it...I just can't! I've tried eating venison...and, honestly, it doesn't taste too bad, but then I get this image in my head:

(Courtesy Google Images)

And I'm done for. I can feel that meat try to climb up out of my if it wasn't hard enough getting it to go down the first time! Which means, according to my BIL, that I'm too well fed (Hey...wait a second!! Did he see my saddle bags????). That if I weren't so well fed...this mind game that Bambi plays with me would be a non issue.

Well...until the next famine comes around...I'll stick to cows. Pigs. Chickens. Or, heavily processed Bambi with the correct ratio of pork to deer. Like 90/10.

That I can handle. Because, in my mind, watered down Bambi is okay.


  1. Congratulations to your son! My husband took our grandson hunting for the first time this weekend. They grow up fast,don't they? As for eating deer meat, I have eaten so much that I can't stomach it any longer.

  2. I will hold my thoughts about killing animals like this. Enjoy your Bambi for dinner.

  3. I know exactly what you mean. I have a big family and no one hunted so I wasn't exposed to eating venison. Then it happened. I married a hunter. Now we have plenty of it in our freezer. I'll admit it took me quite some time to eat it. But now....we have it quite often.

  4. I've had bambi sausage before. I was really hesitant but it was really good! Of course, had he image of bambi popped into my head I probably wouldn't have eaten it!

    BTW...I'm leaving a comment on every blog I visit today. Well...most every blog I visit. I have a feeling I'll be deleting some blogs after I go through them today lol. There are just so many that I follow!! :D

  5. I'm with you. Can't do it, can't make me. The Hubster goes hunting, brings home the meat, puts it in the freezer, and ends up making jerky out of ALL of it. He and the kids love the jerky. I can't even eat THAT.

  6. I'm with you I can't eat real bambi, maybe cartoon bambi, though that might be a little more chewy.. hmmmm

  7. We LOVE deer meat at our house!!! Just about anything I make with hamburger, with the exceptions of actual hamburgers, I use deer burger and most of the time you can't tell the difference. Chili, spaghetti, hamburger helper, you name it, if it needs ground beef, ground deer works just as well and it's leaner and healthier and has no chemicals or hormones. And there is nothing better than tenderloin deer steak with homemade biscuits and gravy! Yummy, yummy! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! =) My husband uncle will bury a deer shoulder in a bed of coal and let it cook all day and you've never had such tender, melt in your mouth, tasty meat before, so delicious!

    Kudos to your son! Sorry you can't stomach it, you don't know what your missing! (At least that's what I think, hehe!)

  8. Hope you all can read between the lines of my typos, oops! It was supposed to say my husband's uncle and bed of coals!

  9. Ditto! However I can eat summer sausage in small amounts.

  10. HAHA!!!! I love deer meat in stews. This coming from someone who didn't eat meat for 7years. I have only been eating it for the past 2years because I got preggo.
    Haha but I do sometimes get the same image.

  11. Congrats to your son ...I love venison but we grew up on it because dad could kill it and process it himself resulting in free food

  12. OK, I'm so glad I'm not the ONLY one that gets the whole Bambi visual and just can't stomach it at all. I can't even eat veal for that matter because I jsut think -- baby cows... not that BIG cows are less adorable...but... anything little... just makes my heart go pitter patter and I'd feel too guilty eating it.


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