Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bad PR

I have been extremely hesitant to mention that we have had a deer carcass hanging in our basement all week. I figure horse bones are one thing, but a real carcass is another, but we are the excitement of the neighborhood. I can't hide it any longer!! Kelsey keeps telling all of her little friends that there is a dead deer in our basement. So, I still want to be friends with you all. Matt and I have joked all week about posting dead deer pictures and who I would totally gross out and who I wouldn't. I told Matt that Adree would still probably be my friend, and so would Heather. All of my relations would because they have to be and they know and understand my husband, but the rest of you, please still love and accept me. Especially now that you have seen my basement! That is more embarrassing than the deer hanging up!

Kelsey's friend Katie was over here today after school. We had been making big plans with Jacob's mom so he could come over and watch Matt cut up the dead deer. Katie overheard the plans and didn't want to go home. Her brother Josh came over to get Katie and she told him all about the deer in the basement, even though she had not seen it herself. Josh has been in my house once, but he totally beelined for the basement to see it. BOYS!! They all thought it was disgustingly cool. Katie and Josh left, but Jacob and his mom stayed to help.



Jacob liked helping Matt cut it and helped pack meat upstairs to the kitchen. He thought it was cool and gross at the same time.


Kelsey helped pack meat up also. But soon Kelsey and Jacob were having too much fun playing with each other to worry about meat anymore. Kendal was intrigued. She had her head in the chest cavity taking a good look and I tried to take a picture but I wasn't quick enough.


Matt slicing and dicing. There wasn't alot of meat on the deer. Matt had cut off the back straps and loins two nights ago, so there wasn't alot left to do tonight. I think we got a pretty good deal on this deer. Some kid from Farr West called Matt on Sunday and asked if he wanted a corn-fed deer he had shot on his way to the Sat night Priesthood Session. This kids family got a few depredation permits because their corn field got destroyed by a small herd of deer and he heard from his cousin who works with Matt that he wanted some meat this year if he couldn't get his own. Don't you love stories like that? Some body's uncle's cousins dog's flea's best friend??? Anyway, Matt picked the deer up Monday after work and brought it home to our basement. It was already gutted and skinned and the whole deal. NICE!!
We got some good meat from that deer and probably some bad public relations with all the kids' parents that Kelsey told there was a dead deer in our basement!

Lindsay?? Are you still there?? Amanda Lee?? Hadfield?? Anyone??

15 comments:

Krista said...

Okay. I was fine until I picture Kendal sticking her head in the chest cavity. That is one thing a pregnant lady should just not try to imagine!

Rachel said...

sorry girl!

joe said...

Rachel I love it!!! You are such a nice and understanding wife. My wife would probably divorce me if I hung anything dead remotely close to our house.

Tori said...

Rachel--its totally ok--people get grossed out by the "strange" things we do. At least you got some good meat to eat! I know that you hate deer--too bad. Remember when I took that bottle of deer meat to my work and the stupid people there asked me if it was deer penis? They just don't get it.

mom said...

Been there done that,,,,,, its ok!
At least the kids had a good time.

Anonymous said...

Just wait until/if you move. I am sure down in the valley someone would be calling the ACLU (is that right??) We still love you!!!!

Epperson Family said...

Maybe that's the kicker for no one buying your house. Since I don't want you to move instead of just taking the papers, I'll start but calling the realtor and telling them about the dead deer! hah then you'll never be able to move!!!
Seriously though when Lyn and his brothers get their elk this year guess where all 4 will be hanging. My house for course, that where we store all the cutting up and processing equipment!

Lindsay said...

Actually, the dead deer doesn't gross me out as much as the thought of eating the dead deer. For some reason I have a "eating wild animal phobia". The thought of it makes me nauseous. I think my phobia started when I was pregnant and hasn't gone away!
With our luck, if my husband brought home his deer, he would have the one that is flea and tick infested. Thank goodness Joe doesn't like to hunt!

Ashley said...

Dear, dear Rachel-at least you let him put it in the house, I make Josh hang his in the garage and I absolutely refuse to even look at the poor thing. The first time we had a deer in the garage, Isabel came in asking for a bandaid because it's nose was bleeding. The picture of the deer meat on the kitchen counter is all to familiar too. Don't you just love hunting season???

Rachel said...

You guys all make me giggle, the bottled deer meat, the bandaid, the ACLU, flea infested. Heather, don't you dare curse my house with the realtors!

I just keep in mind I much I enjoy jerky, that makes it okay.
Oh, btw, someone did come and see the house today. If that deer were still hanging up, I think I would have had to tell them to come another day. Bad, very bad!

Amanda lee said...

AHHHHHHH, all the raw bloddy meat!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! You are a good woman. Does he have any idea how lucky he is?

Rachel said...

Amanda, he has no idea!!

Rachel said...

Tell him for me when you see him!

Glen said...

I think its great that those young kids are being exposed to that type of stuff. I would love to sample some jerky from the Cranes secret family recipe.

Rachel said...

Jerky, coming up! I did miss your birthday didn't I??

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