A Visit from Rob Tarule

As a Goddard College student in the late 90’s during the waning years of the resident undergraduate program, I took a group study titled “Earth Household Arts”, which was instructed by Charles Woodard and Rob Tarule.  Charles (who sadly passed away in 2010) spent more than 30 years as both student and teacher of sustainable agriculture and […]

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Let the chips fly

  I was fortunate enough to be invited to share some green wood spoon carving skills out in Cabot, Vermont last month.  Along with blacksmith Lucian Avery ( www.lucianaveryblacksmith.com ) who began the day with an intensive lesson on knife sharpening, the event was hosted by Ben and Penny Hewitt as one of a series of workshops […]

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Lu’s Shaving Horse

Lu Neuse spent a couple of days out here in the Roxbury hills this winter working on making a fine shaving horse.  With a fire cranking away in the wood stove, the shop was alive with tools, chips, and shavings flying!  Good company was had, and look at the happy results:

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