This site is about my life as a farmgirl, wife, mother and grandmother. We have a beautiful 21 year old granddaughter and and the cutest 3 year old grandson.
My kitchen has every kind of knife you could possibly ever need or use and a lot of them are handmade by my husbands Uncle Holl. The knives stay sharp but most of them are larger knives so I have to buy smaller paring knives. I usually buy them online at LEM’s and they are a very good quality knife. Here are some photos of the knives that Uncle Holl made:
Knives made by Uncle Holl
The handles are made from wood he cut at the farm. The blades were made from steel he had on the farm as well.
This is a handmade knife holder that was made at the farm as well.
I have three of the cases hanging in my kitchen.
Close up of the knife I use the most.
Bigger butcher knife
We have two knives that a friend of ours made and the handle is made from a deer antler and the jaw bone of a black bear. The paring knife fits my hand perfectly and the one from the bear jar will be place in the living room on an easel for everyone to see.
Paring knife with a deer antler used for the handle and made by Mike Duncan.
Knife with a bear jaw handle made by Mike Duncan.
Handmade case for the knife
The bear jaw had lost two teeth and the knife maker made teeth to complete the jaw.
Just goes to show you can re-purpose almost anything.
This is the blog for our little farm in Skagit county. Here we have Shetland sheep and Nigerian Dwarf goats. In addition we have donkeys, llamas, cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, and peafowl. The blog describes the weekly activities here.