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Leaf Peeping Time?
September 3, 2019, 9:04 am
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September 3, 2019

Wow, just like that August is gone! We just celebrated Labor Day, pretty much the end of summer, even though the calendar says we have three more weeks! As I looked around the farm this morning, through the heavy dew, I saw the leaves are starting to change color. The tips of some are turning yellow and even a few reds are starting to show. Soon the landscape will be awash with color. I better get moving and complete a few items on my never-ending list.

I spent the first part of Labor Day in the forge shop. Among other things, I made these corbels. A fancy set of shelf brackets to accent a stove hood. It was a fun project that teased my brain as I free handed them start to finish. The rain fell outside, as I hammered away in the shop. The peace I feel as I make stuff, is a feeling like no other.

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I will continue to improve my craft and hone my skills. The cool season of autumn will soon be upon us. The cool makes it a good time to be next to the forge and red hot steel. My leaf making ability is getting better, but Mother Nature still gets the top prize!