The pen of the month for August 2016. Features Fly Fishing for Trout embellishments. Antique brass hardware. Natural Oak, with Blue Lapis inlace where insects have bored through the wood. This pen is sold, but you can order one similar, go to GS Force for additional details.Details
A chunk of a pecan tree that was removed to make way for some construction in Baxter county. While much of the tree was cut into firewood, some of the more interesting parts were saved for the shop. Some pen blanks were cut from the chunk of wood on the bandsaw, then cut to length…Details
Continued from Making a Dragon Pen – Part 2 View Making a Dragon Pen – Part 1 Ready for assembly now. Here is all the components ready to go together. The wood is still on the bushings, kept together for grain alignment. The lower barrel assembly, which is the finished wood and brass tube, is…Details
When we purchased our chicks from the local farm supply this past Spring, the chicks were advertised as pullets. Down in the fine print somewhere I am sure was a disclaimer about the actual sex of the chicks. As the chicks grew, some had some real personality. One of the Ameraucanas we named Clover, because…Details
Ron and Jay came for a visit and some fishing. We managed to get some time in on the White River, Norfork Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, and Crooked Creek.
The chickens have grown quickly. Seems they change daily. Certainly, they are getting larger, consuming for feed and water, and of course, making a quick mess of the pine shavings on the floor. They are getting just enough ability to fly they can now fly/jump up on the top of the brooder and escape to…Details
Really amazing to watch just how fast the little chicks really grow. Seems almost daily you can see the changes. We lined the incubator with a blue plastic tarp, then added about half a bale of pine shavings for the floor. When it is time to change the shavings, simply lift the tarp out and…Details
March is here. So comes the wind, big swings in temperatures, and blooms on the trees. Seems first around here is the Bradford Pears with their white flowers. Closely behind this year I see the wild plum, sassafras, redbud, and dogwoods. Guess I didn’t recall the sassafras trees blooming out before. Hyacinth, daffodils,…Details