You know it is spring when Rod can put newly rawhided trees outside to start drying. This is the norm during the summer - outside just long enough to get the outside of the hide dry to the touch, but not too long or they dry too much, too fast. In the winter it can be hard to get the outside dry fast enough that it doesn't start to smell. We use a fan on them if we have to. But outside in the wind and sun is the best. And this week, the first trees of the year got their "outside time". Life is good!!