Spoon carving.

Spoon carving with Jon Mac.
Carve spoons from green wood with your bushcraft edge tools. The knife, Axe and hook knife.
Home of the MaChris MiniMac spoon carving knife.


Sunday, 26 December 2010

Seasons Greetings...


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Seasons greetings to all our friends in blogland.
I would like to take this opportunity in the quiet time just before the new year starts, to say a big thank you to all  who have read this blog and given support over the year.
We have been a little quiet with our posts recently, mainly due to the cold weather we are experiencing and the large dump of snow we had last week...

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Sarah and I have been snowed in for a couple of days here and there recently, due to ice and snow. We have had to make a few walking trips into the nearest town to re supply with victuals. We live on a long ridge here in Devon, and all other civilization is down long, and in this weather, treacherous hills, treacherous in our little car anyway...

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So Sarah and I have had to rely on shanks's pony...

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The 4x4 and tractor is king in this type of weather...

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None of this stopped us making our annual trip to Bottor Rock Farm though...

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Where Sarah and I bought our tree...

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It is now nice and snug and covered in decorations in our lounge...

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Dolly the Chicken has moved into the kitchen, and is now sleeping by the range, so I have taken the opportunity to make a lighthearted study of her...

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I used the final piece of Birch bur that Chris Grant helped me remove from a tree in Scotland when I visited last Autumn...

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Carving this bought back good memories...

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The hovel seems to be holding up well...

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String making time is still a long way away though...


The snow should be gone soon and I am looking forward to some of my friends coming up to stay.
Hopefully I will finally be able to write a long promised piece with my friend Keith from the local Mountain Rescue Team, and I will be nipping into the woods with a new hammock soon, lots of nice photos and a few knotty tips...

Until then have a 'Cool Yule' and a Happy New Year...
ENJOY...














13 comments:

  1. Very Nice Jon, I hope you aren't snowed in for long. Great Pictures, The Christmas Tree looks Great.

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  2. seasonal salutations jon

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  3. Snow snow every where and Jon you are looking like a real astronaut.Does it go on like this during these days?

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  4. Great post Jon! I am hoping to get snowed in myself! :) Good luck on the string making. I may have to pop over to woodlife and see what I can find on it as I tried a few months ago using cedar fibers... made a bloody mess!haha
    All the Best,
    Leigh

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  5. Nice post and photos. Life in the country is inconvenient, but I wouldn't trade it for city life just yet. Growing up here in West Virginia, I was accustomed to the term "Shank's mare." It meant the same as your term, of course. Blessings of the season to you!

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  6. All the best of the season Jon. Here in Canada, (aka the Great White North) we have had a green Christmas. Ok, it's actually dull browns and grey but the fact is the same, no snow. Not sure how the big fella in red managed to get his sleigh moving. Still, he managed to find his way clear to leaving a GB swedish carving axe for me. Decent fellow, I think.
    Be well and Happy New Year.

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  7. Hi Altaf...This snow is unusual for this region.
    It is usually blowing a South Westerly...Wet and windy. Have a Happy New year John, Nigel and Altaf...J

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  8. Hi Leigh...Put your cursor over 'String making' and it'll zip over to a picture tutorial...Happy New Year and wrap up warm...J

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  9. Hey Steve...Lucky chap...I've had my eye on one for a long time now...I think we had your snow, it's going now so I guess you'll have some soon...Happy New Year...J

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  10. And seasons greetings to you Gorges, must admit it's a term not much heard these days. Gotta keep em going...J

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  11. Really great blog, and nice pictures! Happy Holidays!

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  12. Greetings from rain soaked Southern California.

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to :-)

    May God bless you and your family in 2011 ~Ron

    And always remember... Smiles don't have to be saved for a rainy day. It's good to waste them :-)

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