We go through 25kg of coal each Friday, with huge amounts of slag.
I am not to be made responsible for that anymore.
(Not that I were in the first place).
Katrin, our owner´s daughter came by to try a project of her own. I was very delighted to see that she had a lot of fun. She was thinking about starting a goldsmith apprenticeship once... these rae rings she ad made then. She started a ring hot-forged from 6mm stainless steel and a leaf-ring with my help.
This is the oak that our senior blacksmith had planted when she was born. And this is the reason we do what we do.
Then on Saturday we did a hike to the ironforge again. It turned out the forge had to be remain cold for some time, and we joined in to take away the construction platform from the ruin part of the building, for it was needed outside. Bit of an ordeal, but my utmost respect goes to the girls, Natalie and Katrin, who really know how to work and can teach the guys a thing or two about both power and comradeship! It was a right joy to work with them, and in no time the job was done, and ere we knew we were sitting in the sun and had a sip of beer with Ewald and Gudrun, forging plans and planning what has to be done next. I really liked that. Something is moving now, and it really good to see things are happening!
Anyway, it was hard work, but also good fun to see good things happen.