Monday, September 22, 2008
Trapping Season Again!
Any good kayaker knows that no one lives from their efforts on the water. There just aren't enough resources for all of us out there and there are too many conflicting issues keeping us off the water. Thus we all look for alternative things to do.
In the fall, animals are looking for their winter homes after a long summer frolicking in the fields and forests. Where do they often find their winter abodes? They move in with us, naturally. We work hard to make ourselves comfortable, a fact not lost on our animal friends.
This leads me to my present acitivity. Setting out my fall trapline. It runs from the basement to the attic. Once it's laid out, I'll be making the trapline run most mornings to harvest the night's catch. Then it's sorting by species, size, pelt quality and so on before heading down to the local fur trader. That reminds me, I'm right out of stretching frames for field mouse pelts. If I want furlined neoprene paddling mitts this year, I'd better pick up a few frames right away!