Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nothing Says "Love" Like a New Cutting Board

I got a little more into Valentines Day this year than usual. One thing I did was buy a new cutting board for Anna, specially hand crafted by our good friend Mike Schmiedicke. Mike has a gift for bringing out the beauty in old barn wood and creates some truly unique things out of what many would thow on the scrap heap.
Many of his products are available online at his Etsy Shop. Take a look!

I remember Mike picking up an old sycamore log one day near a soccer field. Some strips from that log ended up in this cutting board. Here are a couple more shots:

Current Reading: Fruitless Fall: the collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis by Rowan Jacobsen. Really interesting (scary) read about the honey bee and the many blights it is currently facing.