This was gifted to me by a woodcarver who is also a taxidermist. He was going to toss this old mount out. It is a perfect addition to my office.
There are so many thing inside the museum that children cannot/are not supposed to touch. An open invitation to touch something always brings about a smile.
This old pheasant is kinda ugly..but I appreciate having something just for kids.
Our new President wrote a grant for paint. My beautiful blue office may be eggshell after a coast of primer and a few coats of paint sometime this summer.
That big black round thing is a muff, the little girls like to see how girls long ago kept their hands warm. A muff was on my wish list..and when I made a public plea for one that children could touch..one appeared the next day in a bag of odds and ends that was hidden in the Clerk Office. JoLynn donated trim from an old coat of her relatives..buffalo I think. I found some mink at a flea market and a seal. We also have a bit of a wolf hide that was a cuff on a coat, a piece of beaver and a white tail deer tail..oh and a Partridge Fan. I keep these valuable furs on a shelf at little kid height in my office.
I sent Far Guy in to work for me yesterday..I awoke with no voice. Chance and I had several long healing naps and homemade soup for lunch..I am sure I will be all better soon. One more day and I have two off! :)