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Last Entry of 2014 - Merry Christmas and Forging Ahead to the New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I finally got back to doing some work in the shop other than wood repairs of the homestead or fab work to enclose a section of property that needed a new fence/wall. 345 more words


From Galvanized Yankee to Race Car Driver

Randolph County’s heritage of resistance to secession and support of the Red String has been amply documented by the late, lamented Bill Auman in his book… 2,286 more words

Deep River

Week 16 - How to Make a Traditional Finnish Puukko Knife

I’ve been looking forward to this week since starting the program. Furthering our knowledge of craftsmanship and traditional Finnish culture we designed, forged and crafted a knife that embodies the Finnish culture – a… 2,637 more words



Over the weekend, Matt, our farrier, came to put new shoes on Captain Andrew and Candace. Like growing children, horses need to have proper fitting shoes. 80 more words


A New Kind of Smithing

I’ve worked with blacksmithing before, but the smallest thing I’ve ever worked on was a cloak pin.

I’ve never had the opportunity to work with delicate metal. 211 more words


Light up the Hill

Many people recorded the mysterious goings on up on Wincobank Hillfort last night – soon all will be revealed……

Roots Of Iron