Monday, 11 March 2013

The venison has arrived

venison Mar 13

There was an interesting news story last week about the UK's deer population needing to be culled as it is now at its highest level since the ice age. Left unmanaged, deer populations can be very destructive. They will eat their way through a landscape, leaving little for other species. The suggestion is that we need to reduced the population from the current 1.5 million to half that total. It seems we have now indirectly made a contribution to that target.

We swapped a joint of our tamworth pork with a friend for some wild venison a couple of weeks ago. On Friday the venison arrived. It was more than we expected - two large leg joints. They have gone into the freezer but sometime soon we will be using one of them, after we have checked recipes.

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