Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
Macro photography has been fun. Here are a few photos I took recently. I always wonder if insects and arachnids are smarter than we give them credit for.
We had a wonderful day as a family today as well. The Twelve Year Veteran of Life tried out our new forge with some low carbon steel and did well.
I tried as well, but was not nearly as proficient as the little guy.
It was time to go sightseeing and off we went, to find a empty jeep on fire on the highway.
It was disturbing, but all were safe and emergency vehicles were on sight with the occupants.
We moved on to Scheels, an enormous business with a Ferris wheel, outdoor equipment, taxidermy, and a real life talking John Elway.
What a place it was. We spent a good deal of time window shopping as the prices were marked up for the clientele they seek. The Asian Pacific Market was more in our price range so we opted to spend there. One of my son’s favorite things to do there is select noodles. This was an option we considered. You know what I thought was cool? Not the noodles.
After shopping, we test drove a 1993 Jeep Cherokee we were hoping to purchase. My friend, who is a mechanic told me to let the idea go, so I did.
It was time to experiment with the pottery. I tried burning oil in one to reduce the porosity and it cracked. Fortunately, the cup was simple to construct and fire.
In fact, I can make these reliability on a fire. I will be trying more advanced concepts soon.
For those of you that just came to the Campfire, I am processing clay from a nearby creek, mixing it with another clay from near Penrose, Colorado and firing it in my backyard.
Well, that was my day. I will be back to work tomorrow!