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osage orange
A friend of ours, John Moore, brought a pick-up truck load of freshly cut osage orange yesterday. This will certainly keep me busy through the winter ahead. Soon as the weather clears some, I’ll be sorting through and deciding what will become of all this. I thought I saw a few spatulas or spoons there as we unloaded. Maybe some tool handle replacements. I really like osage. Even though the grain has the appearance of being porous and open, it really is quite tight and makes excellent kitchen utencils. The color of the wood is very exciting to people who have never seen this wood before. Best I get busy.

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Season end greetings

Well, tomorrow is the last event where we will be demonstrating this year. We will be a part of the Farmer’s Christmas at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover, Delaware. The event runs from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sort of a strange time but this will allow everyone to rake leaves and do Christmas chores and still have a nice relaxing event to go to. The Museum will give you a look at a day in the life of early 20th century rural America with lots of things to see and do for all ages. Hope yo see you there. If not, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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