If you've made it this far, congratulations! You're officially at the fun part. And unlike your mean uncle Phil, I do NOT mean that ironically. You've suffered through the stink and the steam, the rotted meat and potential maggots. You've spooned out eyes and cut off ears, but you're now at the finish line, and its time to whiten and mount your beauty. Remember that hydrogen … [Read more...] about Deer Skull Euro-Mount Prep 103: Whitening and Mounting
I’ve always wanted to be a shrewd negotiator. To get a great deal on something simply due to my slick talking and hardened determination, or willingness to walk away from a deal, hoping the seller would chase me down and beg me to come back. But I suck at bluffing, and my conscience usually gets in the way. I really don’t like burning bridges or cheating anyone. The one time I … [Read more...] about Power Equipment: Buyer Beware!
(For legal purposes, I have to say this is not advice. I do not recommend doing this in any way shape or form, nor do the owners of this blog, business, or any of its subsidiaries. This is a cautionary tale.) I’m either a pyromaniac, lazy, or cheap. Most likely, it’s all three. I don’t want to dismantle a building and then discard the materials at a dump or recycling center. … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Use Fire to Demolish Structures
Love composting, but dislike the idea of having big, furry, four-legged bear friends near your home? I don't blame you. While I love encountering (black) bears out in the woods (its usually a much less scary experience than folks imagine), having them camped out near a homestead is a different story, as they can pose a problem to children, pets and the like. Read on for some … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Ursidae-Free Composting
Howdy folks! Its been a little longer than anticipated since my first installment in the Euro-mount series. My apologies on that, been some busy times around the homestead this month. That said, the mercury is flirting with triple digits outside, and I think that is just the excuse I needed to move us along to the next step in euro-mounting your deer skull: how to finish the … [Read more...] about Deer Skull Euro-Mount Prep 102: Boil and Scrub