It's amazing to step back and reminisce on all of the materials that go into a piece! The body of this Guinea Fowl is a bullet-proof piece of Douglas Fir that used to be a bar top in a Norfolk, VA brewery. I spent many sweaty days working this tough chunk of wood into a bird shape. When a knot JUST so happened to appear at the seam, where the body meets the neck... it ALMOST convinced me to stack the hacked-out body on the firewood pile...but I stubbornly progressed. The Northern White Cedar head and neck are scraps from a bigger project that I kept ahold of. They were part of an old barn in Maine. The eyes are old Herter's duck decoy factory glass eyes. Each of my pieces has its origins written on the bottom, or in a hand-written letter (if there isn't enough room underneath the piece)!
Swipe right to see Nantucket fox grapes ripen from green ➡️ juicy purple 🍇 Fox grapes are ripe & ready at many of our properties - try Masquetuck or Norwood Farm and collect your own bounty for Nantucket grape jelly!