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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Nothing Should Be Wasted

As I'd mentioned earlier, Tom was in Orlando for a Microsoft convention two weeks ago. He returned home on a Friday night from hobnobbing all week with big-wigs. Then, on Saturday, he was doing this: skinning a raccoon. Nothin' like a little culture shock, huh?!

The first picture is self-explanatory.

In the second one, the body (belly up) is to the left while the skin (with a THICK winter's coat of fur) is neatly peeled off it.

And, the third photo shows Tom's salting it down to dry. Now, it's stretched and tacked on a board and is drying the woodshed.


  1. Grody to the max! Remind me NOT to eat next time I check your blog!! R u going to make a hat from it?

  2. Oh, please.



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