Fall has officially arrived...the leaves are changing so winter is just around the corner! We have been blessed with beautiful,warm weather and today a little rain :) Since it's raining, we thought we'd take advantage of some 'down time' to add some pictures and let you know what's happening with the Wooster's!
First the home front.....new windows are in YEA! The workers are actually finishing up (we hope) installing our new windows! No more frozen windows and having to tape up, fill in cracks, and still watch a breeze get through at -40. We can now finish the rest of our remodeling (painting and papering) and relax when we get home. THANK YOU to those who sent extra support to help us out!! We are so humbled and grateful for your love and the funds when things are so financially difficult these days....thank you!
|Taking out the old....|
|New windows and balcony door....|
We were finally able to find a saw mill that would sell 'us' wood....usually they send it to China....so we can finish the porch and some other smaller projects at the fellowship property. The guys have been busy buying cow hides to clean and dry for the making of saddles. For the moment, this process is done outside ( the smell is a bit strong) and the skins need to soak in water for several days. Of course this will be a bit difficult at below zero temperatures...so we're racing to get as many hides ready as possible before the freeze. Please continue to remember this work...there is a lot of interest from the community and the goal is to begin teaching this craft very soon to some new people. We'd love to give the ability to start a business in saddle making to some folks in this region since unemployment is around the 60% rate. We will also use our saddle shop/wood shop to teach young men/boys to make furniture. We have a man that teaches shop skills at the local school and the hope is that this year he can bring some of his students to our shop and begin working them more closely. Another chance to teach not only work skills but life skills as well.
Another window was put in this past week for a local woman...we'll let the pictures tell the story....