This time of year is a scramble, trying to to get everything done before the many months of snow. snow that covers everything until the spring thaw. Last year I lost a nice bow saw to the snow. I spent all winter wondering where I had put it. Then came spring and "hey! there it is" Lat week we had a thaw that melted the 8 inches of snow we had. It was great time to do one last look around for those items that might get burried. I also got a good pile of wood up for my shop, which is a first. I usually go out through the winter and gather it as I need. So I feel really set up this year, at least for the first months.
Remember the Shovel Class from last Blog? The class went well. I had one student, and he did a great job. Hopefully this class will be attended by more folks next year. As we carved away on our shovels, we had many visitors to watch and ask questions. Here's a few photos....
After the class I spent some time gathering lot's of birch crooks, and bowl turning wood. All this will be made into bowls, spoons, and a variety of wooden things.
working in the evenings for our big Christmas Show.
Morning Sun shining on some of the things we had sitting on the table.