Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Winter Garden

We had our first real snowfall of the season today. I snapped a picture of the garden gate and fence in my backyard collecting snow. It's hard to believe that only a month and a half ago, you could barely see the fence at all because the tomatoes were so huge.

I built this gate and fence using no modern welding. Not that there's anything wrong with welding, I just really enjoy doing things the old fashioned way when I can. I needed a gate and fence to keep our dog out of the garden, but I also wanted to create a garden fencing system that could be easily installed by a customer.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Old Time Blacksmith Shops

Check out these cool pictures I found of blacksmith shops from the old days. As you can see, not that much has changed except that most of us now use gas forges and power tools: