We have teamed up with our good friend Paige French over the past months and done a couple of projects to document our new shop and surroundings. She and her husband John and their wonderful family have meant a great deal to us and have been some our biggest supporters and cheerleaders.
Paige has a wonderful eye for the moment-in-image and seems to capture the everyday objects that regularly surround Luke and me with a view that helps me be more mindful of the 'ordinary.'
Entering the main doors and looking straight ahead: our two anvils.
The Peddinghaus that my father gave me
and the Soderfors with which Luke and his father started their adventures in smithing.
Forges and grinders to the left:
On the right, the drill press and doorway to the handling room.
Our current best friend.
Below the shop, we have been in the process of clearing out some of the undergrowth and marveling at the 'hidden' oaks.
It has been a great deal of work to get here. But I think that we are going to stay for quite a while...