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Archive for March, 2013

Springing ahead

Although you might not know it by the weather, Spring has come once again.  I have been working to build up some inventory for the up-coming season, sometimes with snow blowing into my shelter, mostly with lots of heavy clothes and gloves on.  My sharpening stones, which I keep submerged in water, have been encased in ice on several mornings when I forgot to bring them in the house for the night.  All this aside, I do not miss the very hot weather and bugs of the warmer days.

I am working on my event schedule for the year, beginning this Saturday, April 6 at Killens Pond for their Spring Fling.  I have posted the first three events so far and plan to be at the Smyrna Farmers Market on the second Saturday of each month also.

Today, I placed some of my work in The LadyBug-Shop in Milford De.  They were interested in locally crafted things that feature lady bugs, turtles, and frogs.  I made a couple of doorstops and garden dibbers for them which are now for sale there.  Part of my plan is to be selling through retail establishments instead of only at events and I appreciate them for allowing me to follow through on this with them.  Stop in and be amazed at what you can get with a lady bug theme.

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new foot treadle  So, the other day I was working on the pole lathe and had the centers too tight.  When I stepped on the treadle, it broke (after about 6 years of service).  I went to the pile of branches and found a suitable fork.  Within an ahour, I had a new foot treadle and I was back to work.

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