A craftsman's ramblings on making art, food, love and adventure

Month: March, 2013

Birth of a Gallery

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We have been busy at Roaring Dog! While it was always my intent to make our products primarily available online…my crew has talked me into setting up our own little brick and mortar gallery…seeing as we already have a butt-load of actual ‘brick and mortar’ in our 1896 restored brass foundry…home to our parent company CabFab.

Today the gang started assembling the gallery display units that they designed. They put together a little preview of our products mostly for my benefit I think. Erin came into the office bubbling over with excitement saying to me…BLOG PHOTO! What a nice surprise greeted me…and now greets you…a blog photo indeed!

Green House

A much anticipated box arrived at Wagmore last week. Like Jack dreaming of his Beanstalk we peruse this cardboard vessel no bigger than a shoebox filled with our seeds of summer promise. While many gardens have come and gone in Carolyn and my lives, it still seems remarkable that in these tiny packages weighing only ounces lives the potential of hundreds of pounds of sustenance destined for our kitchen cutting boards.

The snow still lays in blotchy patches in the yard. The geese are the first to find nutrition in the old grass between. The dogs too have found foul bits of rotty…decomposing earth to wear as spring cologne…pew!

Today we started our first indoor seeds…the calendar does not lie! The snow will go…the soil will warm and sometime in May these little pots filled with infant flowers and food will head to the gardens to perpetuate this ancient ritual of the grower. An act of faith and hope we delight in!

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