These are busy and beautiful days ~ I'm still behind with my emails but working hard to catch up with folks while David builds rings for our oh so awesome touch wood friends!
We are in the midst of haying our fields and the rain hasn't let up since it was cut. That's not the greatest situation but it happens. Hoping for some warm dry days to get that job finished up.
When we first moved here, we supplied hay to our neighbour for his small herd of cows. He lived fifteen miles to the north east and was a fountain of local knowledge having lived here all his life. He cut our twenty five acres of hay with his workhorses and a ground driven mower. It was an amazing experience to take part in the daily harnessing and care of the team and get to understand some of what goes into their training. We took lots of pictures and videos of something we won't ever see done again.
Here are a few pics from around the homestead on these late August days.
And some of the commissioned rings David made this summer :)
|Jack's Hawaiian Koa Wood Ring with Maple interior|
|Greyed Maple with Magnolia interior for Alex|
|Ally and Gordon's Choke Cherry, Madrone, and Burr Oak rings|
|Kenneth's Black Walnut wood ring with a featured knot and Cherry interior liner|
|Ian's Black Walnut, Willow with a center inlay of Amethyst mixed with Kara's stone|
|Laurent's Hawaiian Koa, Walnut, Birds eye Maple and a braided inlay of Yucca|
|Mary and Kevin's designs incorporate Juniper Heartwood, Walnut and Bamboo|
Talk to you again soon and thanks, as always for dropping by. If you haven't already, please visit our Facebook page and follow along. My updates there are much more frequent :)