…you may hear conversations about topics such as butchering our heifer and what we’re going to do with the hide (I’ll spare you the details of how to work on it). Yes, we do plan to butcher the heifer (she is not going to calve, after all), and the boys are anxious to do the killing, gutting and skinning ourselves–they can’t stand it that Daddy hasn’t made the decision yet. Part of the conversation included chewing hides to soften them, as the Eskimos do, and eating raw meat, as the Indians do. Boys! I hope the rain stops soon for awhile so they can get outside again–this cabin fever is going to drive me crazy!