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June 2016

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Our weather has been cooler and rainy so far, which is my much preferred temperature.  I get a lot more done in this kind of weather. Plus, it alleviates the worry over wild fires, which we had last year.

Rurality Issue June 2016

So, what have I been working/playing at?  Glad you asked.  Everything came to a grinding halt because of this guy;

Max - Mastiff Alsatian X

Other than that, it's been a lot of fun setting up the Eggporeum as a destination.  Now when the grandsons come to visit, here's a place that they can hang out, read or just play a game - perfect if the weather continues in this vein.

Wondering how I made the siding on this cute shed?  Here's a post about that;

Barnboard and Twig Siding

One thing I did accomplish was a video about twisting wire, so you can see how to do it, especially how to put the ends of the wire into the chuck of the drill - don't be intimidated, it's easy!

I use tie wire for many of my crafts, and sometimes it's  just not quite sturdy enough. 

Twisting it gives it lots more strength, and then I can use it for other projects, like making candle holders, as hearts to add that little something to a window box, and all kinds of other things - I haven't even started scratching the surface of the potential here.

How to Twist Wire

Someone asked me if there was a recipe in my files for aged red barn board paint.  There wasn't, so I developed one!

Weathered Red Barn Paint

So that's it for this issue of Rurality.  I hope you've got some inspiration for your next project from what I've been doing.