Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spring Keeps Coming... Slowly...

The warm and sunny days got run off by a couple of stormy ones... Yesterday bringing hail and some much needed rain... a good day for laundry and completion of indoor tasks.

The Journal is complete... Ready to deliver to the Charity Auction...


 Built a leather clasp closure with a nice carved pin secured with a braided cord.


Today it's threatening to shine some. I'm hopeful. Wishing to get to work on applying the epoxie resin to that saddle bag lid... so I can get 'em painted and re-installed.

Just need a relatively nice/calm day so I can get that accomplished without a lot of wind planting junk and crud in the freshly applied Resin!

Then there's the riding mower I retrieved a couple weeks ago... its blades have seen better days... They leave a grass Mohawk on every pass. Not exactly a prime job... soooo... with a bit of ambition I'll get them pulled off today and replaced...

... So I can do the mowing that machine will do... and pay my "rent" here on the farm.

Have sort of a noisy neighbor. For bein' such a purty fella... his call sounds sort of like an anemic turkey. Sort of that coarse scratching on slate kind of thing. Him and his harem live in a bit of rough pasture on the other side of the wind break. 


Time to get at it in the shop... so I can get back here to the keyboard and put some more work into a couple of books of fiction in the making... which is kinda urgent... I've gotten waaaaay off schedule with those... :-/

Yes sir... time to do do do...

Brian

5 comments:

Mark Johnson said...

Nice work, Cowboy…
Box Canyon mark

Cindy Kingma said...

Beautiful!!!!

pondputz said...

Looks like some really fine leather work .. should be a hit.

Nice to see a rooster on the front range .. a rare sight now a days around here

Putz

lostAnnfound said...

The end product is beautiful!

Mike OBrien said...

Looks like you actually remember a thing or three about carving leather. Good work!