I have been away for the past few weeks.
I spent some time in Nova Scotia with my sister and her family
and her chickens.
Then I went to Ontario
- to attend a wedding
- and to celebrate my daughters 20th birthday (and somehow took no pictures that day).
My sister in Nova Scotia has a beautiful black smith shop that she and her husband and family built last year.
and I got to play with my sister trying my hand at blacksmithing.
My sister makes it look easy . . . .
but its not.
When I wasn't hammering metal, I enjoyed taking a few photos
of her wonderful work place.
Here are the hooks that I made.
They took me three times as long to make, and they are not nearly as straight or neat as hers are.
but oh what fun we had.
Here is what she made for me last year.
A lot of heated and pounded metal went into the making of the hanger,
and then she used her amazing handwriting skills to write on a a tree slab.
What a wonderful holiday I had!