Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday Missing Adams County man is found Lady Hounds fall to Whiteoak in slugfest Calvert’s walk-off gives Hounds 9-8 win over Whiteoak Charles A Benjamin Give My Regards to Broadway Joyce Berry Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson

The Amish Cook

Several weeks ago my husband promised our daughter Julia, age 4, that he’d take her along bow hunting sometime. She was all excited as I got her ready to go. It was a beautiful fall day, perfect for her to go with Daddy.

Deer hunting is a necessity here. Deer is our main meat supply in this community. Each year we are blessed with a bountiful supply of venison. Deer hunting varies from one Amish community to the next. I’m guessing at least several deer hunters could be found in most Amish settlements. In our area we have an exceptional amount of deer, so we rely on venison as our main source of meat. Most of the men, boys, as well as some girls do quite a bit of hunting.

When Julia accompanied Daniel on the hunt he located a spot on a friend’s property beside a pond where they stood side by side. The trees and underbrush around them served as excellent cover for any deer that might chance to pass by.

It wasn’t very long before Julia was informing Daniel that she’s ready to go home. Her boredom promptly ended when they spotted several deer. Unfortunately none of them came close enough for Daniel to get a shot at them. Even though they did not get a deer it gave them a chance to spend some quality time together.

When Daniel returns home from hunting the children and I enjoy greeting him at the door to see whether or not he has had a successful hunt. In spite of him going multiple times this year he hasn’t been as successful as he has been in recent years. Last week one morning he sat on his deer stand waiting on the deer that just wouldn’t come. He then came to the realization how hard he had tried to do all the right things for a chance to bag his deer. So he simply told God, “It’s up to you Lord. If you want me to shoot a deer, you are going to have to bring them to me.” He had prayed about it many times before but this time committed to God in a new way. After returning home that forenoon he told me about his inspiration of just trusting God.

That evening when Daniel returned to the woods once more Julia and I had a special time of prayer for him. We asked God to bless him with a deer if it is not against His will.

When Daniel didn’t return home as early as he generally does I started wondering if perhaps he had been successful. Finally the headlights of our tractor shone into the driveway.

“It’s Daddy!” I told the children and excitement reigned.

We’re always glad to have Daddy home and were eager to see if God perhaps blessed him with a deer.

Opening the door we quizzed him “Did you get anything?”

“Come and see,” he responded with a smile.

We followed Daniel to the trailer which was hitched to the tractor.

My eyes widened. I felt like I was seeing things. Yes, God had certainly answered our prayers: Daniel had come home with a 9- point buck.

We cheered for Daniel. It was interesting to hear how he had bagged the buck just several minutes before dark which was about the same time Julia suggested we say a prayer again. I was amazed at Daniel’s strength, hearing about how he dragged the whopper of a buck to the tractor by himself. Later, when he weighed the deer after it had been field dressed, it weighed in at 205 pounds. No wonder he had to work so hard to get it loaded and was hungry as a bear when we sat down to eat supper together.

On opening morning of shotgun season I plan to take my turn to head into the woods with Daniel. No, I won’t’ be shooting but we have a family tradition of the wives joining their husbands out in the woods on the first day of shotgun season.

Apple venison rings are an old faithful favorite of ours. I like using a blend of sausage and venison.

APPLE VENISON RINGS

2 pounds venison or sausage

1 /2 cup chopped onions

2 eggs

1 cup grated apples

1 /2 cup crushed crackers

1/3 cup barbecue sauce

2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon ground sage

1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)

Line a ring mold with plastic wrap.

Combine all ingredients and press firmly into mold. Chill several hours. Unmold onto a greased baking sheet with rimmed edges. Remove plastic wrap. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Transfer onto lettuce lined serving platter and fill with scrambled eggs if desired. Tasty and attractive!

http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_amish-cook-logo.jpg
Deer hunting season has arrived

By Gloria Yoder

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© The People's Defender - All rights reserved