Good Ol Days – Working with fire

Recently there was a local event sponsored by the Powell Liberty Historical Society that included period displays, artisans, music, food, dancing and more.  Even though it was a bit hot and muggy and the sky went from sunny to looking as if we’d all have to run for cover from rain (which wreaked havoc with WB) it was an interesting event.  The craftsmanship was unreal; I came home with a wooden bowl which now holds tea bags and DH got himself a leather bound notebook.

Today I am sharing the folks who were working with fire.  The woman was making some awfully tasty corn cakes (with local honey it was great) and the gentlemen were showing how blacksmith work was done back in the day.  Instead of a bellows, they had this crank thing which fired up the coals in order to make the metal workable.  It was interesting to see and sometimes quite smoky.


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10 Responses to Good Ol Days – Working with fire

  1. bulldog says:

    Great share… have one of those turn bellows things from my Grand Father who was a blacksmith by trade…

  2. So interesting! What a fun event…my girls would have loved that! :)-Ashley

  3. Ingrid says:

    I for one am appreciative of modern technologies. I can’t imagine slaving over a hot open fire for hours. Interesting craft for sure 🙂

  4. dhphotosite says:

    I love going to these kind of events. There was a big to-do at the old Iron making furnace this weekend. Had to pass this year…but they sure are fun!

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