On our way south from the Bay Area to LA, we picked up another beautiful road-killed grey fox. We skinned and cleaned it on our first day back at the co-op, removed its brains and cleaned its bones on the second day, brain-tanned it on the third day, and smoked it over the fire pit on the fourth day. I think we may have given some of the younger coopers a bit of a shock!
In case you’re interested in becoming one of us weird people who does these kinds of things, here are some good resources:
Skinning, Tanning, & Working Hides: A DIY Guide to an Ancient Skill by Rowan Gangulft, PhD