Jonathan decided it was time to process this year's deer, so last night he took it out and left it on top of the freezers to thaw. It hardly began to soften, so the carcass sat out on our kitchen table all day to thaw. We finally started the process about 4 this afternoon.
No one really had the heart to do the project, but we forged ahead and have half of the work done. I guess after doing this year's chickens, pig, and ducks we are a bit tired of working with raw meat. We'll finish the rest tomorrow.
Jonathan plans to make pemmican this year. We tried a recipe for it about 4 years ago, but for the fat we used peanut butter and it was nasty stuff. We found a different recipe and will give that one a try; it calls for using the fat from the deer. Jonathan plans to mix that with dried raspberries. It still doesn't sound appealing, but we'll see how it goes.