|Barked: Wed Jan 16, '13 10:05pm PST |
|I did the one groundhog today it thawed out enough. I'll do second another time a groundhog is a lot of work.
I got the stomach and intestines out perfectly I was surprised. I like it when things are easy.
I took the hide off to tan for later groundhog fur is pretty nice really..
Saya had tiny piece of meat, fat and tiny bit of groundhog liver she also got a egg too.
The liver looked good nothing bad from looks of it.
I bagged the liver, kidneys and whatever else into a bag to feed later.
Once I was done skinning it. I cut the two legs and arms off for easier to eat meal.
Then cut the back area up, and left the rib cage intact the ribs have the heart, lung and whatever else is in there.
Saya did like the meat, fat, and organs so I'm glad I don't want to waste the meat..
I plan to tan the hide once I prep the second groundhog which is still in the freeze I think I'll need some time to rest.
It was cold today, but not too cold. When I've been in 15F or 19F weather, 25F and 30F seems warm.
Boy was this an experience it was a lot of work, but I'm glad I waited till winter to do this as in August the wasps and flies were annoying.
I need time to work on it and get it right as the hide it tough so I didn't want to screw it up too much.
I'll take prepping it in the cold versus dealing with flies or wasps any day.
Such a big meal should last a while.
I plan to feed a leg of he groundhog tomorrow be interesting how she treats this.I did keep some skin on it. Should be nice and chewy.
I cleaned the stuff I prepped the groundhog on in the garage. During that time I heard a coyote off in the field where they do veggies like corn or something.
I need to buy some type of turkey either boneless or ground and gizzards and I should be set on food for while.