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Way to Go Mr Chiots!

December 1st, 2009

Mr Chiots is off hunting this week with my dad. I spent Friday & Sunday cooking up all kinds of manly food for him to eat on all week. I made venison chili with corn bread, oat groats with raisins & walnuts for breakfast. I also made him some of these carrot oatmeal cookies, they’re kind of like little granola bars. I figured they’d be perfect quick treats when he gets hungry sitting in his deer stand.
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He went down the family hunting cabin Sunday evening and he was up bright at early to be in his deer stand. He called me yesterday at 10:30 am and said he’d gotten his first deer at 9 that morning. Not to shabby, getting a deer within a few hours of your first time hunting!
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Too bad it wasn’t one of these deer that eat all of my hydrangeas, blueberry bushes, fruit trees, strawberries and peas. Oh well, it looks as though our freezer will be stocked with venison for the next year. Hopefully he gets another one or two and we can share with friends & family! If he remembers to take some photos, I’ll share them next week when he gets home.

Anything exciting going on in your neck of the woods?

UPDATE: Later on Monday DeWayne (who is one of my dad’s friends from IN that comes over to hunt, got a small 6 point buck). Mr Chiots just called me tonight (Tues) and my dad got a HUGE 10 point buck today (they did remember to take a photo). I wonder what the deer count will be by the end of the week, we should have full freezers for all the family members!

9 Comments to “Way to Go Mr Chiots!”
  1. kristin @ going country on December 1, 2009 at 9:01 am

    My husband has still not found the time to go hunting yet. I have both positive and negative feelings about this. On the one hand, I would like to have our yearly venison in the freezer. On the other hand, I wouldn’t particularly mind giving the butchering a miss this year.

    Congratulations to Mr. C.! I hope it was a nice big buck so he can mount the antlers somewhere appropriately tacky.
    .-= kristin @ going country´s last blog ..Being Civilized Is Exhausting =-.

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    • Susy on December 1, 2009 at 9:04 am

      It was actually a big doe. He keeps threatening to have the entire head mounted if he gets a buck. I can only imagine what this would look like in our tiny house.

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  2. Dave on December 1, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Congrats on the first deer! I’ve never been hunting. Seems strange here in TN where everyone seems to hunt. I’ve only eaten venison once and don’t remember much about it!
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..The Cold of Winter is Coming =-.

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  3. Jaspenelle on December 1, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I was craving venison for a lot of this last pregnacy, I feel blessed to have friends who hunt and were willing to share. I love a Winter vegetable stew with venison more then anything this time of year. Congrats on Mr Chiot’s first deer! Hmm, anything exciting… I gave birth to my daughter on Sunday night, does that count? :-D
    .-= Jaspenelle´s last blog ..Ivy Eleanor Stewart =-.

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    • Susy on December 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm

      That counts for sure! Congrats on the new little one!

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  4. MAYBELLINE on December 2, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Run, Bambi. Run!
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Thanksgiving Bounty =-.

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  5. Peggy on December 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Wonderful! How exciting! I think we have come to an agreement here. If and I truly mean if hubby ever gets a buck we will use the antlers to make buttons… and various sundry items! He is more interested in the hide so no mounted heads here. :)

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  6. risa b on December 8, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    >exciting going on

    Yah, a red-tail has muscled aside the red-shouldered hawks and instead of just ogling the chickens, took one, so we are “taking measures” to defend them.
    .-= risa b´s last blog ..A little extra bird seed =-.

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  7. Teri on December 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Whoohoo! Congratulations to Mr. C. I love having venison and other wild game in the freezer. In fact, it is elk stew for us tonight.
    .-= Teri´s last blog ..325/365 =-.

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