Thursday, September 27, 2007

Happy and Sad

In the course of raising livestock (cows, rabbits, sheep, goats) there are times you have deaths or cull the animals for your table or just to better your flock---which is a very sad thing for me I find :-(
When we do though---the skins are sent off to be tanned since they are such a useful part of the animal and we don't like to waste anything more than we have to.
Today, I received my sheep pelts back for this year.
They came out BEAUTIFULLY.
After the fact that this years fiber didn't come out so well, and all the other things out of our control (think rain here) I wondered if I would be disappointed---but I am not :-D
Bucks County did an excellent job on them and they even did well on two that my butcher left alot of fat and junk on (I worried about those). I know that things can happen---but I have heard much more good about Bucks County than bad and they have really shown the quality of work they do. We are very pleased.
Take a look at the pelts we won't be keeping here ---the colors are gorgeous-- and they are for sale if your interested! :-)


Anonymous said...

Wow is that cork flooring? Wonderful!

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

As beautiful as those pelts are --you only noticed the floor?? :-D

maggie said...

gorgeous. I have one that is over 20 years old. It was given to me when I was an exchange student in Iceland. I love the greys.

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

The grey is my favorite too Maggie---but then I like all the others too! They are neat "fur" though aren't they? Not quite like the "regular" ones normally seen.
P.S--Lucky you to get to be an exchange student in such an interesting country :-) I'm envious!

Robbyn said...

Oh, these are beautiful!!

I have a cousin who's expecting her first child, and who would really value and appreciate the individual beauty of one of these. Would a pelt be good for laying a baby on...and is there any way to wash one if anything were spilled on it? Pardon my ignorance. Again, these are remarkably lovely!

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

Robbyn a lot of people use them for babies and yes, they are washable. As a matter of fact you aren't the only one to ask about that---so I wrote a post about just that.
Hope all is going the way you hope :-)