Monday, October 3, 2011

Harvest has begun

People suggested that I work on a harvest theme for my workbench so I have taken that suggestion and tried making some baskets and food.  Some of you may remember that I have made some bread and cheese in the past, but that has been the extent of my food making ventures.  I'm pretty happy with the way the first crop has turned out.

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Looks like the farmer has just returned with a couple bushels of potatoes.  He had a good crop of sweet potatoes and some great baking potatoes.  

The pear trees were also full of ripe fruit and the birds were good this year and left them alone.

One thing that I have observed when making fruit.  I have absolutely NO idea on how much clay to mix.  I wanted to do a small batch of pears.  Well, after mixing up the clay and getting the base color just right, I realized I had mixed up much more than I will need right now.  So far I have made 25 pears and I have enough to do 25 more at least. HA HA!  Perhaps I can take the remainder pear mix I have and throw together some nice apples.  Maybe some green Granny Smiths and some nice Gala.  I also need to get some pumpkins and gords made. 

I think I'm also going to try and play with the resin again and make some jars of Apple Butter.  I have already designed the labels, now just need to figure out the right mix for the contents.

Till later!


  1. Wow Dale, your pears and potatoes look great! Did you make the baskets too? If you did please do a tutorial on them.


  2. The produce all looks great, Dale. I would never have guessed that you had such limited experience making food items. It certainly doesn't show. :)

  3. Looks very nice, very much like autumn.

  4. Your produce is nice but I like the baskets too! How did you make them? Please?

  5. Thank you all so much for the great comments. I promise to toss out a tutorial and information about the baskets. You will be suprised how easy they are.

  6. Absolutamente fantastico, muy real!!!
    besitos ascension

  7. Que bien te quedan , son tan reales!!!
    Me hago seguidora tuya, me gusta tu blog.