Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Summer that stood us up

I suppose that if this was going to be the summer that never was (weather speaking), better this one than next considering we've spent the last five weeks in a cast or splint of some kind. Sure the weather has been, well, crap, and at least we don't have to worry about forest fires. And for a potter living in the forest, with a wood kiln and another one in the works, it can rain all it wants during the summer.

Since the last firing, Robin has hardly even given the pots that came out of the kiln a second glance, he's been too excited about getting to work on his new train kiln. Plenty of phone calls and late nights spent pouring over the design and brick lists - he laid down the first layer a couple days ago and is hard at it.

Lucky for him he has one enthusiastic apprentice, that is willing to work.......

....rain or shine!

The other apprentice is not quite as interested in helping out, but comes around every once in a while to check on his dad's progress.

"Good job so far dad, get er' done."


John said...

Looking good!

valerie said...

I would agree but besides the flooded basement the rain has been good for our trees. We also have not had days that melted us into the basement. A few open windows at night and everyone sleeps well. Lokking forward to seeing you soon!