Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bartlett Boys Muskrat Harvest

Jonathan and David Bartlett have been busy trapping muskrats on our farm this week.  They received $70 for twenty muskrats yesterday, then used the money to buy supplies for their plans to trap coyotes. 

For a large muskrat they were paid $4 and $2 for the small ones. For that price they were delivered whole and frozen. Next time they plan to skin and stretch for an extra $1 each.  Muskrat skins tanned are selling for $10 each.  It takes about two muskrat skins to make a muskrat hat which sells for $120.

We have been amazed at how God has so much value running or swimming around the wilderness.  It just takes a little time, skill and diligence to take the harvest!

 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand:
but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Proverbs 10:4