Thursday, July 28, 2011

Oklahoma Heat Wave!

Like a lot of folks around the country we've been dealing with unbearable heat for the past 3 weeks. Reminds me of the summers back when I was a kid that I spent at my aunts in Kingfisher Oklahoma. They have some hot summers down there as a general rule.
Our gardens have suffered but some things are hanging in there. I've been using water I catch from the roofs of my shop to save what I can. Most of the vine crops have died. So it looks like i won't be having an over abundance of squash this year. We'll be lucky if we can salvage a dozen or so. We have rain in the forcast for the weekend. I've got my fingers crossed.
I took the picture of the water tank about a month ago, when it was full, it's down close to the bottom now. X.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Diamondback Osage Recurve

I've had a couple of diamondback snake skins for several years. Decided to put them on this bow. They help camoflage the bow and I think they look great.
I made this a left handed bow. I shoot both right and left handed but prefer left. Just a few more finishing touches and this baby will be ready for archery season. X.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bending Wood

I've been working on a new osage bow. In this picture I am bending the ends to make it a recurve style. X

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Leaning Sunflower of Shelbina

The recent storm flattened a lot of things in our gardens. The corn has seemed to resurect itself. The lonely volunteer sunflower has tried to staighten up but is still leaning pretty good. Overall most everything has rebounded well. Several big limbs fell on top of some beans and squash which i had to replant, but am surprised at how things have came back. X.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Reba Loves Fresh Garden Peas

Got a few shots of Reba chowing down on some peas that were picked in the garden this morning. X.