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The Novice Deer Butcher: From Field to Plate

I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned over the past three years to assist me with the harvest of these triple chaps.

Toddler Tramping – Arataki Nature Trail

We didn't quite make it last time - so this weeks walk was the Arataki Nature Trail - a short walk that features an excellent opportunity to identify several of New Zealand's most common trees right next to each other.

Kitekite Falls

The long weekend seemed to be an ideal opportunity to head out with the little girl for another day walk.

My new tramping partner

Took my little girl out for our first bush walk. We had been out before - but only around Mt Albert and Western Springs - this was the first decent walk with here in the backpack.

Crispy Bacon – the quest continues

Like many blokes, I like eating bacon. Lots of it. Lots of different ways.

Sheep Slaughter Course

Our first Sheep Slaughter course - another great day!

Venison Leg, Five Ways.

Making the most of meat. I guess it's a dangerous assumption - just because someone is a hunter, knows how to kill, process and...

The Kaimanawas

No deer, but as always learnt plenty.

Sika Show 2015

The Sika Show 2015 was held this year at the Taupo Events Centre, just a stone's throw away from the famous Lake Taupo, a beautiful resort town that draws tourists from all over. At 8:35am, crowds were already filling up the car park in front of the event hall, all eager to get in.

Connective Tissue

Slow cook tough cuts with some wine. We already know this. But are you interested to know why?
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The Novice Deer Butcher: From Field to Plate

I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned over the past three years to assist me with the harvest of these triple chaps.

Toddler Tramping – Arataki Nature Trail

We didn't quite make it last time - so this weeks walk was the Arataki Nature Trail - a short walk that features an excellent opportunity to identify several of New Zealand's most common trees right next to each other.

Kitekite Falls

The long weekend seemed to be an ideal opportunity to head out with the little girl for another day walk.

My new tramping partner

Took my little girl out for our first bush walk. We had been out before - but only around Mt Albert and Western Springs - this was the first decent walk with here in the backpack.

Crispy Bacon – the quest continues

Like many blokes, I like eating bacon. Lots of it. Lots of different ways.

Sheep Slaughter Course

Our first Sheep Slaughter course - another great day!

Venison Leg, Five Ways.

Making the most of meat. I guess it's a dangerous assumption - just because someone is a hunter, knows how to kill, process and...

The Kaimanawas

No deer, but as always learnt plenty.

Sika Show 2015

The Sika Show 2015 was held this year at the Taupo Events Centre, just a stone's throw away from the famous Lake Taupo, a beautiful resort town that draws tourists from all over. At 8:35am, crowds were already filling up the car park in front of the event hall, all eager to get in.

Connective Tissue

Slow cook tough cuts with some wine. We already know this. But are you interested to know why?
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