“Honey, I’m home, look what I brought you!” I heard Kyle yell excitedly from our entryway on Monday evening.

Thinking that he had brought some treat like ice cream, I raced to the door.  I then found myself looking a dead caribou straight in the eye.

“Woah!” I said astounded, “Uh, there’s a whole animal right there…”

“Well, what did you expect?” Kyle smartly retorted as he laughed.

After a moment of collecting myself I realized I could respond better and said, “Wow, that’s amazing, I’m so proud of you, good work!

I must admit, I was fairly shocked as Kyle pulled this large, dead, bloody animal into the house. It wasn’t until we butchered it that my shock wore off. As we butchered it, I began to see how this “whole animal” could turn into delicious dinners.  Many, many, many dinners! Our freezer is now stocked for the winter. Yum!


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  1. November 26, 2009

    Kyle = Real Man 🙂

  2. Mom
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations! I can’t believe it!!!

  3. November 26, 2009

    Thank you for taking time to post the picture [and the story too] 🙂

    PS: Happy thanksgiving


  4. Susan ("Kyle's Mom")
    November 26, 2009

    Congratulations, Kyle!

    Thanks for posting, Erika. 🙂

  5. g'ma Lu
    December 7, 2009

    Cutting it up in the house! With the dog watching!
    You guys are having lots of intering experiences. Do you really want to move back to civilization?

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