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It's been a rawhide kind of week around here...

Posted by RodandDenise on January 24, 2015

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Last Friday, I came back from Grande Prairie with 5 hides which Rod dutifully split, trimmed, and put into barrels...

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which he then filled with water, changing it as needed till...

Monday, when he spent all morning and half the afternoon making rawhide, and the rest of the afternoon rinsing the hides he made that morning...

and Tuesday, when he spent all morning and half the afternoon making rawhide, and the rest of the afternoon rinsing the hides he made that morning...

then he put the sides of rawhide back into the barrels, changing the water twice a day until...

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Friday when he spent all afternoon cutting up those five hides and grouping the pieces for individual trees into buckets to be kept in water (changed regularly) till they are used to rawhide trees next week or...

2015 Jan 24 4 the rawhide freezer.jpg

into bags which were frozen for future use because...

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I came home with four more hides yesterday...

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(Good thing I can explain things like "this messy stuff is just the left over scraps from making rawhide"...

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because pictures like these...

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could give some people nightmares…)

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