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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Getting a Kick out of Life

There is one thing ' steady ' in our large family, and that is our ample sense of humor.  This Christmas, it was my brother Randy, 
(we tease, but he's Mom's 'favorite' ) who celebrated Mom's good shot, just ' one more time.'
 Any one out there who enjoys the sport of hunting to put food on your table for your family will understand the humor here.
My crazy brother cooked off a Butternut Squash, (fitting as Mom is from the small neighboring town of Butternut), anyway, he decided to replicate the resemblance of a deer by adding taxidermy deer eyes, (Randy does taxidermy), an apple, (which the deer have plenty of at the farm where this one was harvested,) raisins for the nostrils, a tomato nose all lying on a bed of lettuce.  Deer love lettuce, too.  Finally, he placed the antlers from Mom's harvest, on the squash just right, to look like her buck.
Mom LOVED it.  
She had wondered where the antlers went when they mysteriously could not be found when my son asked to see them.  ( It's part of the hunters code to ask and be told in great detail about the taking of the meat for the table.  It's a celebratory thing, beginning always, with a hunters hand shake. )  Mom was particularly excited to tell her story, as she had been hospitalized the week before during the rifle hunting week, so she decided to try her hand at Black Powder Season the following week.
She's quite the shot.  A deer never suffers during her hunts, for those of you with concern.  Though she is mainly a meat hunter for the family table, she Still proudly claims the largest, most impressive racks on the wall, of which she quietly reminds the boys, Every Single Season.  I think she will hunt until her dying days, just like Dad.  They never ceased to be grateful to provide.
And that's the way it was.

Thanks for stopping by and
I lift my Hot Chocolate to a New Year full of Surprises!


TexWisGirl said...

too cute! clever man!

jack69 said...

What a lovely entry, a tribute to a beautiful Lady, and to your family. Love the Squash Deer. Your family is a hoot. We enjoy every entry from the North country. The pictures are so good. And Mama 'O' is absolutely beautiful.
Jack & Sherry from Orlando....

Gail said...

Wonderful "mount"!

I enjoyed hearing your explanation of hunting. So many do not understand it is a way of life.

I had a picture of deer in the apple orchard and entitled it Apple Flavored Venison. Not many understood.

Tell your mom Happy New Year for me. She's my kind of gal.

Dee said...

That is so funny...You have a very creative brother...your mom sounds like a great lady...what a fun memory to look back on.

Michelle said...

What a creative idea! I might have to do this myself!

Bonnie K said...

I love it. I love the whole story! I admire your mother greatly! Thanks for sharing.

Fred Alton said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL, Dar! Loved the presentation of the deer/squash. You and yours are so talented. Glad you had this Christmas with Mom.

~mel said...

eee gads ~ that was one ugly deer! When I walked in and saw that sitting on the table my first thougth was, "what the hell is that!" Then after a better look and realizing what it was and WHO it was from ... crack me up!!! Yeppers, that Randy does come up with some strange ideas sometimes. It was pretty funny:)

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE that Butternut squash - and your mom - wow - what a hoot and one tough lady. I am amazed.

Shug said...

Looks like a lot of family fun! Now, that is one cute deer...

E.C. said...

I do believe that there is the funnest decorated squash I ever seen. You have a clever artistic brother.lol Your family is so fun. lol
What a peach of a way to celebrate your Mom's success. She sounds like such a great person.
Wishing you and your family a very Safe and Happy New Year! :)

Cher' Shots said...

You & Mel have a weird brother! LOL
'love & hugs from afar'

Sunny said...

THAT is so neat! I am all for the providing of one's own food,including meat, and the rack on top is an extra reward. A blessed new year to you and yours!