I like to put it in the freezer in the largest pieces that I can get in and close the door...
When I cook it... I take an ordinary crosscut saw (like you use to cut a board in half), cut off a likely chunk... Put on the grill real low, smoke until the meat is thawed out, (longer if I can stand to wait that long) and then... Cut into chunks into the pressure cooker... Cook at pressure for a half hour... Or longer... Eventually I add fresh veggies... And... Yummy.
I like it best in thin strips, soaked for a couple days in the fridge in tomato juice, fresh rosemary, fresh garlic and salt, a little good balsamic vinegar isn't bad too. Then laid on a rack in the sun over a smoldering, smoky fire for several hours. Careful with the heat, it has to dry, if it cooks instead it's ruined.
Nothing ruins a neighborhood like paved roads and water lines.
One of the little old ladies that I garden for... went out in the meadow banging a wooden spoon in a cooking pot.... Bambi just stood there.... looking her in the eye...
She started buying rolls of wire!
one winter they were so starving that i could go out and shoot a gun to scare them off but they'd only run away a little ways and then come back about a half hour later. i sprayed the trees they were gnawing on with a mixture of urine and cayenne pepper and they didn't care. still ate the trees.
the only thing that works here is a good fence. nothing else is reliable. even plants that say they are not deer friendly the young deer will still sample. have a few dozen young deer sample a plant back to nothing. even daffodils can get some abuse, but luckily not much. we have thousands of daffodils here now. almost all the tulips are gone.
i have walked right up to deer in the woods (within 5-10ft). sometimes if they don't smell you and you move calmly enough they seem to completely miss that you are there.
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2020 13:51:54 GMT -5 by flowerbug
Yes, Bambi will sample anything to death; enough deer, you won't have enough of anything else; I suspect there are still cougars around the farm, as deer are staying fairly scarce; fine by me; we predators tend to respect each other, honor among thieves, I suppose.
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