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Burning the candle at both ends vs. Trying to succeed

We started our hand made gift business 2.5 years ago, and bought our land 8 months ago. Since doing both of these we have been running wide open. 474 more words

Farming

Tool Making

I’ve frequently read that a blacksmith makes his own tools, and while that may be true I contend that a blacksmith is not the only craftsman who makes his tools. 712 more words

Custom Building

Blacksmithing and Tinsmithing @ Sovereign Hill

On Saturday we visited Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights exhibition, which was pretty wonderful. The weather was a bit windy and it rained a bit in the afternoon but nothing (nothing!) was going to deter me from visiting the blacksmith and tinsmith and seeing them in action. 166 more words

Metalworking

The anxiety is finally over..

Well, (at least in the U.S.) my episode of Forged in Fire has aired. I would love to not give a spoiler for our international friends but I’m going to. 450 more words

Farming

In the heat of the moment...

Today is my normal farm update day. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot to report. We did go to the farm yesterday, but it was FRIGGIN hot! 361 more words

Farming

Fair winnings and feeling like a fraud

Yes, you sure read that correctly. For a couple years in a row I have enjoyed entering our crafts and foods into the fair, but I just get this nagging voice in my head that screams that I’m not good enough. 174 more words