Processing an animal is a sacred act. There is a good chance that if you’re wearing clothing or eat food, that it comes from an animal. In this fast-paced culture in which we live, we have been disconnected from the direct experience. This has always been a part of our ancestoral heritage and allows us to put things into perspective when we sit down at our table or we put on our clothes.
Learn this skill of how to create a deeper connection like our hunter-gatherer ancestors, which is our genetic makeup of human beings. The animals used in this class will have lost their lives on the road, and we will learn to honor these beings by learning these skills and telling new stories.
We will go over case skinning, the H or I pattern, how to cape, and preserving animals after so you can use them in your nature museums or collections you may have.
These traps are not legal in certain states; they are primarily used for emergency purposes.
WHO: Adults, Teens accompanied by an adult
WHERE: Anywhere in the Hilltowns and Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts
WHEN: Monthly or bimonthly (for current schedule, visit our Calendar)
HOW MUCH: $35/person/workshop, $50/adult and 1 teen/workshop; additional family rates are available