Sox enjoys birthday treats. We work in the garden and shop.
Friday, April 7, 1995
I think Sox has had a good birthday. She had sardines for breakfast (not Vivas and Winstanleys favorite), cheese for lunch, & spaghetti for dinner. The weather was warm & somewhat sunny, so it was a good cat-going-out day. (Now I hear dogs barking outside & Vivas out there; so Im concerned, but Vivas good at hiding. Shes probably under the shack.)
We started out this morning by working in the garden.* George mowed while I slowly dug one fence posthole. Then I went to work in the shop & George dug 3 holes. We put up the net & I took a break from blacksmithing long enough to help George move the fence-post logs into position in their holes.
I finally completed all the long s-hooks for the 4 big potracks & 7 leaf pot racks. I think Ive thought of a simple jig to use for those.
George spent the afternoon bending hooks. We talked about some design ideas he has had. Were trying to think of simple-to-make-knick-knacks that could retail for under $20. George pointed out that hardly ever do you see a blacksmith driving a new vehicle.
We had a nice spaghetti dinner when George returned from doing a battery run to Marys. Then, after dinner we were nauseated to learn that chairman Gingretch would be speaking on public radio tonight. Our radio went off fast.
*First we moved a lot of logs around.