Squirrel Stew for Dinner
My nephew Christian came to visit with my mom this weekend. Christian is an avid hunter and fisherman, but he won’t shoot at an animal unless he knows it is going to be a clean kill shot. So while he spent three full days hunting deer in the woods from sunup to sundown, and spent an hour watching a big doe, a button-buck and a smaller doe nap in the brush below his tree stand, lack of a clean shot meant he came out empty handed, but for the experience of being so close the the creatures as they went about their private business.
Christian fancies himself a young survivalist, and indeed he is more at home in the wilderness than probably 99.9% of adults in our country. So when I asked him what he would do to feed himself since he didn’t get the deer, he simply grinned and went squirrel hunting. I was the lucky benefactor in this case, as I am currently enjoying the aroma of a delicious stew warmed on our wood stove in the living room. Tonight we will be eating squirrel stew and if it tastes half as good as it smells I’ll be a very happy customer.
Attention: The photos below include images that some, especially vegetarians and vegans, may find difficult to view. If you are upset by images of animals that have been killed for food please scroll no further. We eat meat in this family and make no apologies about it. Neither do we suffer well any hostile comments from people who don’t share our dietary habits.