As in all taxidermy
work, outline sketches direct from the fresh specimen, top and side views, both before and after skinning, are of great value in mounting deer heads.
This method of sewing a game head is the only exception, in taxidermy,
to sewing toward the head.
Sarah, a few weeks before, had found a dead chicken under the carriage house and had decided it to be a Heaven- sent opportunity to practise her theories of taxidermy.