28 July 2013

A time for ... springbok!

Cutting up springbok
On a rainy Saturday, 27 July 2013, Ivan and my nephew Hannes drove to a farm a few hundred kilometers away to fetch the springbok which we had ordered some months before.  They had been shot earlier that week, and then hung, ready for collection on Saturday.

My sister Celia and her son Hannes had done this the year before, and had given us a gift of some venison, which we enjoyed.  So when the time came to place an order, we decided to try it out.  It was the first time we (our family) had done anything like this, so it was all a new experience.

It was still raining steadily when they arrived at my sister's house with all 7 springbok in the van.  After weighing them all and choosing ours, Hannes then proceeded to show us how to cut it up into basic pieces.

Weighing the carcass

Sarah was quite keen to learn how to carve up the carcass, and she learnt quickly.  Celia and I had bags and labels ready for the pieces, which were heading straight for the freezer as soon as we got home.

Sarah learning to cut springbok

All together an interesting day! 

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