Day 65: Splinters

Day 65:

Cut down trees. Made new axe handles. Filled my hands with splinters.

I think I’ve figured out how to tan a hide. I remember reading a book a long time ago as a kid, where it said something about every animal having enough brains to tan its own hide. So tanning a hide has something to do with stretching it and spreading brains on it I think.

I have plenty of duckens I could experiment with, but I can’t remember the last time I heard someone say they had chicken-skin gloves, so call it a hunch but I suspect birdlike creatures are a no-go.

Can’t bring myself to kill one of my cows though.

I’m essentially waiting for one of the local monsters to kill a (hopefully wild) cow for me.

Tracing of the author's left hand, palm side up, with joints indicated, and brown lines to indicate splinters, which are also labeled "splinters" with arrows and circles where necessary.