About half an hour ago FedEx dropped off a shipment of four whiskey colored Veg Tanned Drum Stuffed Kangaroo skins.
Our new puppy was very interested in the package…she had to inspect the skins to make sure they were good enough to turn into whips:
The kangaroo skins were a bit smaller than I had requested. I asked at least three of the four to be a minimum of 60dm, however what I got was a 52dm, 55dm and two 56dm skins. From what I’ve heard the kangaroo supply over the years has been slowly dwindling and this may be a result of that. Based on the “industry gossip” I’ve heard it’s not because of any lack of kangaroo, but lack of people who will go out and get them.
This morning I also finished the strand prep for the 16 foot bullwhip:
Today I’m going to probably trim up the kangaroo skins that came in today and maybe cut out some bellies before I have to get ready for my evening gig.