Tyler’s birthday was this past weekend. I felt so bad leaving him to go do a work event out of town. But something tells me he was able to keep himself amused. Over the past two years, Tyler’s hunting interest has been developing; for those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know all about his catching quail and chukar, but over the weekend, he definitely upped the game (literally) when him and his friend Alex caught a 175-lb. wild boar.
I’ll admit that at first I was much less receptive to Tyler’s hunting habits. I was as averse as the next modern American who had been used to chicken as something on a salad, not a life that had once lived and breathed. I cringed at the thought of killing a free animal, plucking it, and preparing it all ourselves. Maybe it’s not the most glamorous way to eat meat; but I’m convinced, over much time and experience, that it is the most honest. When we’re not eating our own hunt, we’re eating the next best thing: grass fed, organic, antibiotic-free, humanely raised meat. I’ve given up on CAFO-raised meat completely and Tyler, well, he’s on his way.
Happy Birthday honey! Now, on to the preparation, any one out there know of some great boar recipes?