FD, do a search on here about tanning....especially with the brains. I posted a link, I think, to an interesting site about tanning and also a method I read in a book using the washing machine and some borax...this will be the method I will use with Hitch's(my calf) hide when I do it.FarmerDenise said:Bee, that makes sense now, I mean the lawnmower thing. Great trick.
We are planning to tan the hide. At least I am. So I'll be researching that next. I read of an appache way of doing it, which involves using the deer's brain, but that didn't appeal to SO.
We once shot one of our hens, because she had been suffering and we needed to put her down. I held her and SO shot her right in the head. We were both sad, but it was one of those things that had to be done. And yes, SO is a very good shot and I kept my hands away from the chicken's head and the chicken far away from my body