Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Making a Plant Hanger with Ivan the Blacksmith on Fallsington Day

First, Ivan shows me how it's done.

Heating the iron rod, Ivan gets the coal hotter

Beginning the curve on the anvil's horn

Hammering the curve

Heating the tip

Curling the end with pliers

Ivan helping me put it in the vise

Adding the twist

My hook left, Ivan's beautiful hook right. Thanks, Ivan (Raupp of Magic Metals Blacksmithing) for teaching me how to do that!

October 8: Fallsington Day

The jugglers training a small tightrope walker

Some of their stuff

Their acrobat watching their show

The audience digging the show

The papermaker in action

Shoogie's new mama, with Bailey

October 7: Apple Pies