|Brianna and Tori, ready for the tour|
And so we found ourselves looking at some very big game this time.
The Rolling Hills Red Deer Farm in Catawissa, Pennsylvania raises over 400 red deer on 200+ acres of rolling landscape. Upon arriving we purchased $1 buckets of apple and oat treats. Then grandtwins Tori and Brianna and I climbed up into a tractor-pulled wagon and took a fun-filled and educational one hour tour to see the deer.
Our tour guide began with some educational facts about red deer and their antlers. We learned that the venison is naturally raised with no antibiotics or growth hormones. Because it's high in protein and iron, but low in fat and cholesterol, it's a perfect choice for anyone striving for healthy living. Red deer venison is also high in vitamins B6 and B12.
First, our wagon took us into the females' and babies' pen:
Feeding the mommas and their young ones:
And now, heading into the stags' pen. Warning: photo overload ahead. I kept seeing larger and more impressive racks, and couldn't stop myself from snapping away. Some of these stags are MASSIVE.
Our guide pointed out several stags that had one-of-a kind antler formations.
At the end of the tour, we were dropped off back at the beginning, right next to the Gift Shop. Various cuts of venison, as well as snack products such as jerky and bologna sticks were available for purchase. Of course the girls wanted to give venison a try, and so we bought some bologna sticks which they devoured and announced "were great!"
Is it any little bit obvious that these girls loved this adventure?