Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Olympians banned from deer penis.

During the 2008 Summer Olympics China banned deer penis from athletes’ diets because according to traditional Chinese medicine, deer penis is an effective remedy for athletic injuries.

I’ve noticed these days the animals all come to hang out while I’m in the middle of cooking dinner. I ran to the basement to get these pictures yesterday while 3 burners blazed away. We really should change our dinner time.

White-tailed deer

When I was growing up one of my favorite parts of our family vacations was cruising rural roads in northern Michigan looking at all the deer in the fields.

A Mom and two of the three young ones. One of the young ones is a year older than the other two. You can see the young one with its head down is a boy by its horn humps. Do horn humps have an official name?

***late addition*** Deer don’t even have horns. Horns aren’t shed. They have antlers.

“The small hair covered bumps on a six month old male fawn’s head (a button buck) are the pedicels.” thanks Rockingham – Harrisonburg Chapter of The Izaak Walton League of America for the info.

White-tailed deer listening to my daughter rock out on her organ.


4 responses

  1. Lisa Cripps

    Not only am I impressed by the lovely pictures and witty commentary, I’m REALLY impressed that you’ve advanced to cooking dinner on three burners!! Love ya Sis!!

    January 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    • melissakoski

      Love you so much Lis.
      When Leah brought in a half bday treat she said, “How ’bout you buy the cookies from the store so we’ll know they’re good and then I’ll frost them to make them homemade.”
      hugs and smooches

      January 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm

  2. Amy

    Love all the pictures! I too am impressed with the three burner cooking!! See you soon! xoxo

    January 16, 2011 at 9:41 am

    • melissakoski

      It was a rare thing and I felt wild.

      January 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm


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