DRINKING HONEY OUT OF A DEER’S LEG
By S. C. Turnbo

Old settlers used to tell of drinking honey out of deer’s legs which I have heard disputed, but it was true. This was done by lacing up a deer’s hide and fill it with wild honey. The usual way of making the case was to take the hair off the hide and thoroughly tan it and sew it all up into a sack except the end of one leg which was left open. Sometimes though the hide was formed into a case without removing the hair. When the case contained honey and a hunter become hungry for a drink of honey he would suck it from the apperture in the leg and this was called drinking honey out of a deer’s leg.

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