Old Growth and Farm Living
....well I mean what can I say, farm living is working and selling, while finding time to look for some old growth//ancient ones and then workin’ at slabbin’ some tree blanks….
A little artistic enhancement added to an old growth mailbox….
....no Home Depot mailbox holder stand here. Cut this one out of the woods some years ago, left the bark on and planted the trunk in the ground. No-more veggies for sale though, berries are past their prime and what remains is sitting in the freezer with the veggies or in the form of canned fruits, veggies, jams and jellies. We do though, have jams and jellies for sale! I will have to write a blog story on this at some time….in short, we have our winter supply of food in and so we are happy and self sufficient. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the cabbage, chard and brussel sprouts still growing and will be yet around till around November – December….the brussel sprouts are my favorite….
....and what would a blog of mine be, without some color to add a spirit of creativity….color is part of the feathers that complete the wings of imagination….did you know that? So what we have here is more than maybe your eye can see, in the shadows there at the bottom and on top of the concrete well top, a moose skull….
....and so I ended up out here yester day in the afternoon till dusk, slabbin’ some maple that was givin’ to me. And yes then as I looked up, I saw that one much older then I, was also doing some watching over me….
....the base of this old pine at 51’’ up is roughly 4’ across and 126’’ around….I do believe this one outranks me….
....here are two slabs of maple, 18’’ – 20’’ across and 52’’ in length….3’’ – 4’’ in thickness. I will post some more slabs as I spent the afternoon cutting some more, in a future blog story. These are all cut free hand and I will write about how I do this soon….
”....’working hard’ and ‘hardly working’, are my best of friends, as my days are filled with the aroma of wood, while in my mind the ‘wood art’ of imagination is taking shape….”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/