Yep, it’s getting closer. Firearms deer season. I look forward to this every year. Being with friends and family members, sitting by the fire at night, enjoying the hunt, and plenty of good food. Part of the hunt is the bonus of harvesting a deer. Last year with bucks only and low deer numbers we only brought home memories. It’s the memories however that are the most important part of the trip. However if we do harvest a deer this season a lot of that venison will be for sausage. Once you start making your own sausage, you will never buy store bought again. If you want to learn how to make a variety of sausage, fresh or smoked, check out my Homemade Sausage page. It’s full of step by step tips and recipes like the ring bologna I smoked last week shown below. Warning: it can be addicting!!