He certainly is a keeper! Summers keep him in the garden (which quiets his complaints of my monopolizing the shop)! He has a green thumb; mine’s brown (maybe black and blue from missing the nails would be more accurate). I can grow weeds quite successfully! I complained years ago about his gardening keeping me in the kitchen all late summer and early fall canning and freezing all the produce, and now he even helps with that!

He’s a pretty accomplished carver and pyrographer as well, but so much was given away without photographs taken.

I keep telling myself that if high-speed internet ever comes to our neighborhood, I will post more . . . but that’s a big IF!


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin