Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lauren Tillman

Robert Leach

Velvet antlers?

This is Kenneth Cordray writing to ya’ll about antlers in velvet. Over the past few weeks I have had many questions about how to treat that early season buck that you want to save. I can do a shoulder mount, an antler mount,  or just preserve them for you to nail up on the barn!
Velvet is a living part of the deer, just like the meat. And antlers in velvet are one of the fastest growing living tissues in nature. So to keep the velvet on that special buck in good condition, there are a few things that need to be done.
-Treat velvet like meat. Get the antlers cooled quickly.
- Be sure you don’t soak them in water. They’ll begin growing bacteria and ruin.
- Be gentle with velvet covered antlers. Try not to bump or drag them on the ground.
-Get those antlers to me quickly so that they can be treated.
I have all the necessary chemicals to treat your velvet antlers to ensure they last. We only see velvet covered deer for about 2 weeks into the season. So get out there and get you one!

Chris got two! A 10 point and an 8, both in full velvet

Kevin Roberson got this unusual buck!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

These folks got the ultimate wedding present - Cordray's Applewood Smoked Bacon and Tequila!


We've made some more of that delicious applewood smoked bacon! And to round out the meal, our chickens have started laying enough eggs to sell a few. They're free range and don't eat any commercial feed, so the eggs are scrumptious! Stop by today and in addition to Cordray Farms all natural local dry aged beef, pick up some bacon 'n eggs! Open Monday - Saturday 9 am to 10 pm.

See you soon,

Cordray Farms
Cordray's Venison Processing
6708 County Line Rd.
Ravenel, SC 29470

Monday, August 16, 2010

Joe Schofield

Joey Bundrick

Rob Ahlemann

Steve Meyer

Ryan Mason

Wayne Tucker

Meet Real Free-Range Eggs

Interesting article on free range eggs! My chickens are beginning to cooperate, so I have just a few dozen eggs for sale! All my chickens are what I call EXTREME free range - so much so, be careful driving in. They've had the run of the place all summer and strut the driveway with not a care in the world. They don't have any commercial feed at all - just bugs and the ground corn they can scavenge from the horses, cows, and goats. Click on the article below from Mother Earth News to learn more about healthy eggs!

Meet Real Free-Range Eggs

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rob Baker

Jonathan Smith

Brian Graack

Daniel Tuten 6 points

Eddie Withrock, 8 point

Byron Bailey with an 8 point

Rhett Duncan

Joel Cox 8 points

Madison Jones with a wild boar!

Alec and Lawrence Savage had a good opening morning!

Alec Savage, 8 point in velvet

Glen Williamson with the first one, a velvet 6 point.