Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hope Missouri

Today we went to Hope, Missouri to help out fellow blacksmith, Joe.

Just south of Joe's drive way is this big majestic house. Cut limestone, something that makes my heart melt. This looks like it has been partially restored. So beautiful, why I'd almost trade my timber frame home for it. Since this posting, I have been told this was known as the Hope Mill.

Inside Joe's shop, drawn on his forge hood are chalk drawings from Joe's grand daughter Becky. Something her grandfather treasures.

Here is BT striking hot metal.

Here he shows off an almost completed hinge.

Here is another thing that I found interesting in Joe's shop. On his very organized shelf is a container of moon rocks. Moon rocks? Where did they come from, the moon or Hope?

To check out more of BT forging in Hope click here: Osagebluffblacksmith.


Becky said...

I didn't know there was a Hope, MO. Maybe I should go live there.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Hope, Missouri... a special place where special people live. I need to visit! Love the pictures. -Tammy

Rural Revival said...

I'd be tempted to move too! What a beautiful building.

Be well! ~Andrea~