Pages

Friday, July 3, 2015

Look at the babies!

I was thrilled to see these pictures on the camera.  I dont think I have ever seen a fawn this little in the pictures.  We had three of them, but he was in a hurry so this is the least blurry one.  I can not wait to see if there are more pictures when we pull the card next time.

Doe and new fawn run across the field

And even though we saw the rafter of turkeys, it is nice to see the hen with such a healthy group of babies.

Hen with 10 poults

It will be great to see them grow over the next few months.  Hopefully they can do that without any interference from this.  Otherwise, Dad and I will have to take care of it.



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Honest Kitchen: Bear with mushroom cream sauce

Honest Kitchen: Honest, whole food cooked from scratch. Simple, delicious and sometimes from the wild side. Robin, Erin and Michelle often prepare wild game, mushrooms, berries and other foods they harvest, grow or buy locally. Regardless - come cook with us. Copy this paragraph (please leave the links) into your blog and leave your link in comments each Wednesday so everyone can visit.

~~~
Bear meat and a crockpot go together like a hand and glove, deer hunting and 4 degrees, my kid and Buzz Lightyear... a perfect match.

For the chilly, rainy days there is nothing better than a crockpot meal when you come home from work.  Here is how I made bear with mushroom sauce.

Ingredients:
* Fresh mushrooms (as many as you want because there is no such thing as too many)
* Maine Cap N Stem meat seasoning
* Reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup
* bear meat (let's say 1 pound)


Steps:
1. Put the bear on the bottom
2. Coat with the seasoning and fresh mushrooms

3. Pour mushroom soup on top
4. Set on low and come back in 8 hours.
5. Serve with smashed potatoes for a great comfort food meal!





Monday, June 29, 2015

You are not welcomed!



We have seen the tracks and scat and now... urgh! There were three pictures of him coming down a deer trail.  We had pictures of a doe walking in the opposite direction about 30 minutes before and then this. I might end up buying a call and seeing if I can lure him into the field by the Sky Condo.  The last thing we want are coyotes around, especially if we have a nice herd of deer and flock of turkey. 







Friday, June 26, 2015

Welcome back critters

Dad was able to mow the field around the Sky Condo the other day and when we pulled the memory card from the camera, I instantly put it into my digital camera and started turning the wheel to see if we had any bucks.  The first picture that I came to that had hunt-able animals were these:


The bird that we swore had disappeared into the ether when we were hunting suddenly came back in full force.  There were all kinds of pictures of turkeys.  Like this one.  I especially like that the jake made sure to show me his beard. 


I was more excited about this photo.  Not because it's a button but because that means that the bucks will hopefully start moving around.  We got the first photo of the 10 pointer last year, in August.  Although I can not remember if it was because that is when he started coming around or if that is when we started putting the cameras out.


He looks scrawny and not nearly as healthy as some of the does that we have around but he made it through the winter and will hopefully be a nice little spike this fall.