Friday, February 26, 2010

The blacksmith enjoys Mom's pies

Brother Pat enjoys his blackberry pie with half a carton of ice cream.
The Blacksmith enjoys his 2 pieces of Blackberry pie with black coffee.


To read more about the pies go to Osagebluffquilter.



Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fur buying session


February is always the month for the annual fur buying session in this part of the country.

Mr. Miller, the buyer is showing the girls how to grade the hide. He loves to teach the kids this art.








A pile of raccoon hides that have just been graded and sorted.













Elizabeth says, "Hey Grandma is even here with her camera!"









The blacksmith showed the son his new friction folder knives. For some reason, the blacksmith came home with one less knife after this picture was taken.









In this photo you can see a red fox and two bob cats.














The son and grand daughter.












Jerry and his grandson Matthew











Mr. Miller sorting beaver hides











More sorting and grading of the hides.






This is Paul. He is the grandfather of all these young men. Not really but they all look up to him, as if he were. The sale is always held in his shed. Dinner and drinks are provided. He also hosts trapping camp for the guys. You can't find a better mentor to all the younger men and their children.




Tuesday, February 2, 2010