Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Blacksmith at Peter Wentz Farmstead

It was Sheep Shearing Day at Peter Wentz Farmstead.
And along with the Sheep Shearing Demonstrations,
other period artisans practiced their crafts.

Here the Blacksmith focuses on heating the metal.
Then he diligently forms the shape desired.

I love seeing these handmade crafts practiced today.


Ebie said...

That's a lot of hard work and love for this kind of craftsmanship.

Jientje said...

I wonder if our children are still gonna see this?

Dianne said...

the farm near me has the sheep shearing days coming up
thanks for reminding me

great shots of a master at work

Jim said...

This fellow is working hard, isn't he! He probably learned to do this from his father or from high school shop. I did the high school shop thing.

Wayne said...

Isn't it great to watch these guys, their craftsmanship is unbelievable.

Tina´s PicStory said...

cool pics :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

don´t mind, but i´m in since 2 days :)