Eye candy indeed , Waggler !
What a journey it has been ....I cannot thank you enough for sharing your amazing season with me ...an appreciative observer, and in total exuberance all along the way as you caught all those amazing animals .
And you do this every season.
What a unique place you have , and how you take such good care of the populations to insure future , prime quality animals .
A shining example of real love of the land, stewardship of land and animals, and in loving what you do so well.
To take the time out of your busy season to help me in my quest for something that began as art in a hat of unique makeup, but along the way, went so much deeper, in learning , appreciating the history, the talent, the sheer depth of knowledge that goes into such lovely fur ....the multi dimensional depth of history that will make an article of clothing mean so much ....the handling of those furs, the timing of trapping, the varied trap sets, the market values, the preserving of the species for future assurance of continued gain and beauty, year after year.
You are truly in a league of your own , trapped4ever.
And thank you, for taking time for me , in sharing your life experience this season , always showing a smile, and knowing just what I have been after in pairing the colour tones Ive had in mind.
And even putting up with my eccentric quirks, like my efforts to keep track of certain marten by naming them
, you followed me patiently in remembering those, Miss OJ, who turned out to be Mr. OJ, a bright orange , Black Gold , Miss Sable....
I was as happy in free abandon as a child , soaking in the moments in every photo , all the colours that came to their summit of beauty after you cleaned and fluffed each one to perfection.
Thank you, for your patience . And explaining things, biology detail, working fur, everything . Sharing your stories, thoughts, special adventures along the way. And how you help others so much to learn and appreciate the legacy of trapping.
I never imagined in seeing so many colours , also sporting those bright orange/yellow throat necklace bling . I am fascinated in those markings. As well as providing me with the bright tassel ends to the ties of the hat that will shine out against the main bodies of each fur so well.
Not just a garment, but what it all means. Art in talents of many hands , from the trapper, to the tanner, to the furrier. Lifetimes of history in meaning , dovetailing together.
And this is just the midway point in this enjoyable sojourn. Step by step. Enjoying every bit of this process.
I cannot wait to see them in my hands ....
Nothing like the real thing. Plastic petroleum fur isn't even on the radar in comparison.
Thank you, trapped4ever, for putting up with this adult who has been as excited as a child , leaping for joy in applause the whole time.
As always, thank you to you all, who have contributed to this interest and posting your shots here , and anywhere on the forum. I appreciate every single one . Please continue and feel free to post your catches and thoughts.
We are a Tribe , and proud of who we are and in enjoying what we all do in this remarkable life we live, all together.