Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Saw horse.

I'm partly showing this to show what I did today (phew!!), but also to point out the cool wood horse my Dad made. Isn't it cool? It folds up and you sit the wood on the top to cut it... and the legs are different widths apart for different lengths of wood.

My Dad made some cool stuff. When he retired he decided to set about perfecting the perfect pie, making his own pastry. (And excitingly enough I've recently rediscovered the recipe he marked in the Aunt Daisy cook book). Anyhow... it was a big solid piece of pine , which sits perfectly over the sink one way, then fits just nicely inside the sink for cleaning the other way. It's the coolest thing ever.

The bible says "Train a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it". Dad often used to say "people have forgotten how to be poor... always buying plastic rubbish and chucking it out when it breaks".

Dad taught me alot of good things, and left me alot of good things, like the fire wood setup at our house for one thing. Four big bins to store it, a chainsaw and an awesome saw-horse... not to mention the experience as a teenager, holding the wood for him while he chopped it so now I know what to do!


dcpeg said...

Your Dad sounds like quite a guy! We both were lucky in that our dads allowed us to help them with projects and we learned self-reliance along the way. I love what he said about people forgetting how to be poor. We all need to think more in those terms so that maybe we would stop wasting so much and get back to the things that are really important: family, love and faith.

Janney said...

Yeah! (and because of my Dad, I still do things like cutting a sheet down the middle and sewing the good ends together when it wears out... and other things people did during the great depression :)