And, We're Off!



The weekend might have been slow, but we are off to a quick start for our summer.  Everyone seems to have a project happening at the same time.  My son is using every minute of his free time to work on his knife making business.  The above photo is one we worked on to use for business cards, etc....

Secret Agent Farmer Man is on tractor rehab, as the machine isn't working as it should.  I think this is always the case with farm machinery.  Fencing has been replaced, with some new voltage added!  

The girl of the house is recovering nicely and is eating normal foods, though slowly.  She coached first base last night for t-ball.  She said one little boy ran to first base and immediately wanted to show her the snails he had in his pocket.  Apparently he wouldn't run to second base until she took a strong interest in them.  

As for me....well, I will be taking on this project very soon.  However, all thoughts of projects went out the window today when our English Pointer ran out of the cow pasture with more manure on him than I had ever seen.....ever seen.  It was even down in his ears..  

*sigh*  

What a way to start off the summer!  




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  1. Oooh....I like your project! (just as soon as the dog smells sweeter. haha.)

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  2. Hello, sounds like everyone will be busy! I do not envy giving your manure covered dog a bath. I do miss having a dog though. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. ,,,perhaps your son will make it to "Forged in Fire", tractors only break down when you are using them, who knew that snails were so important, why are you covering those nice bricks, dogs will be dogs.

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    1. Tom, my son loves that show and records it when he is at work. The bricks I am covering are behind our wood stove areas and have an orange hue. A great addition when our old farmhouse was renovated in 1980, but I can't live with it anymore! lol

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  4. Beautiful craftsmanship on the on those knives...wow! You are taking on a fun project it looks like. I white washed my dark brick fireplace a few years back...at first it was not "white" enough for my liking but I lived with it until I got the gumption to go over it again and I really like it much better now. I have never seen the technique with the mortar but it sure is cool! Have fun and share it with when your done! :)

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    1. Debby, I have wanted to paint the bricks behind our wood stove areas for some time. They are kind of an orange hue color. Not attractive! I like this mortar style better than just regular paint. I hope it will work out and will post pics!

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  5. One of my favorite shows is Forged in Fire, I like hand made knives but if I have a store bought one it has to be good steel that I can put an edge on. There is really a lot to making a good knife!

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    1. My son taught himself how to make knives and work on some blacksmith techniques many years ago. He is always watching videos and reading about new ideas. He has been selling them for years and taking custom orders. He is 20 years old now, and I am sure this will be a lifelong hobby for him.

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  6. I'm impressed with your son's knives! Tell him I once knew a woman who did the most amazing etching on knife blades, very intricate and fanciful. Everyone loves a good knife! I'm glad your daughter is getting well fast.. poor thing. I hope your tractor gets fixed.. my husband loves his Kubota. What are you going to white wash? I hope not your whole house! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. Is it PC to say I like the photo of knives? Love the snail story, my friends son showed her a pocketful of worms with tongues.

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    1. Anita, I hope it's PC, as I posted a picture of them! lol I haven't heard of worms with tongues, but I am going to pass that story along to my daughter!

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  8. That's a great shot of the knives! Will be a great ad for his business!

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  9. ooh, I like your project! Please show us a before and after and let us know if it's easy or a b*tch to do.

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    1. Karen, I am going to guess it will be a b*tch to do! I have two areas to work with and I can only surmise it will be messy, but I like the effect too much to pass up the project!

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  10. What a neat hobby for your son. He can make money for that hobby. Have a wonderful vacation from school.

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    1. Donna, he has been making knives since early in high school. Taught himself and made a forge outside of the garage. He is quite talented! He sells them and does custom orders.

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  11. I love how you talk about your family. The knife picture is a really good one!!

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  12. Those are some fine looking knives. The photo will be a great ad for your son's knife making business.

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  13. Well I guess he could have tangled with a skunk which can be even harder to remove....

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    1. We have had the skunk problem before and I will gladly take the cow manure over that smell/problem any day!

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  14. it's sounds like everyone is super busy in the house..All the best for your son's business...

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  15. Your sons knives are very nice. Nice craftsmanship. Welcome to almost summer when a lot can happen that's not part of the plan :-)
    Take care.
    Velva

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  16. Your son is very talented - those knives are beautiful! A friends husband does this also. I know it's a lot of work.
    I like your project - hope you show pics when you are done.
    I love the story from the ball field. :)
    You had quite the nasty job today!

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  17. Your project looks fun . . .
    Can't go wrong . . . love the mortar white wash effect!

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  18. Good morning Michelle, from a very sunny Portugal. Love the picture of the knives,,...for some reason I thought you only had a daughter. Good quality knives like these, are always in demand and he should do well. I know the feeling when your dog comes home full of cow manure,...been there, done that!!!:=)

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  19. Those are nice knives! Sounds like everyone is busy. I can just imagine the dog...and he was probably enjoying himself!

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    1. Alica, he was enjoying himself immensely! lol Well, until I gave him a bath!

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  20. That project is wonderful! Anxious to hear how it goes for you. Glad your girl is feeling well enough to go snail gendering. Love the knives! Such talent. Have a good day...hopefully less smelly. :-)

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  21. Good to hear that the girl of the house is up and running again. My son loved T ball, Aimee not so much ☺ That's a huge project you're taking on Michelle, will you be getting any help? Your smelly dog sounds like he had a wonderful time 😀

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  22. Love the knives! My son collects 'em. Manure giggles!

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  23. Nice knives! I just found a photo of the very last one Roger finished before his stroke...it is not a good pic but think I will post it sometime.

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  24. i love the photo for your son's cards! well done! glad the girl is doing better...you are all so busy! i've wanting to do the same with the fireplace down here in the family room...it's a big ugly fireplace that takes up a whole wall and just very plain looking...no one even really uses this room except me, it's where my computer is...but i also plan to make it our home gym...eventually!

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