So we were chopping wood yesterday and heard some rummaging from a pile of dead blackberry bushes. Jase jumped on top and flushed out a very large townsends vole, which I whacked with a stick (dubbed Butch). Here he is baked and seasoned with rice oil, salt, and pepper. Tasted like a gamey, funky smelling chicken. I thoroughly enjoyed it as did my housemates.
Skinning it was easier than I thought. The hide is drying and i will make a medicine pouch from it after we tan it with the brains (which are in a glass jar in the fridge).
cool! I love trying new things. what was the texture like? how do you plant to preserve the pelt?
my new food... I recently tried a freinds homemade pickled quail eggs and i was thoroughly impressed! never even though about pickled eggs before what a great home grown, home preserved protein source.
Well done! I'm disgusted and envious at the same time. I found this forum as I was seasoning some cast iron and it seemed pretty good. Yours was the fist current post I read. That was enough to get me to setup an account.
Thats great steve.I got two roadkill deer this year and this week im going to eat some of it raw(after defrosing it and soaking in a vinigar brine). Im really interested in the potential of rodents as a food sourse.I catch mice in a live trap and feed them to my dog(he was born in the wild so he knows the value of such things).I have trapped stellars jays in live traps using a pile of hazel nuts but once again,I just fed them to my dog.So I got post collapse dog food figured out but still havent braved any of those items myself.Kodos
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