Spoons and cooking utensils are hand carved by axe and knife. Material is collected from local tree services or our property.
Multi-purpose plants such as marigold flowers provide food as well as a source of natural plant dye, beneficial insect attractant and overall beauty.
Willow is an incredible plant that can be coppiced and has many traditional uses. We grow and use willow for craft and natural fencing.
The only finishes that we use are natural and mostly plant based. For finishing oils on our woodenware products we use flax, walnut or linseed mixed with beeswax.
We grow a variety of culinary and medicinal herbs on the farm, mostly for sale at market.
Our salad bowls are completely carved by hand using an adze, axe, gouges and a spokeshave in some instances. They range in size from 12” - 18” in diameter and finished naturally or with milk painted exterior.
Flowers are a big part of our growing philosophy and space. They are used for cutting, edible, habitat, and beauty.
Carving tools are quite an art form in themselves and generally made in small batches from talented makers here in the US and around the world. We use very limited electrical power in the shop.
We are offering organic cotton kitchen towels for sale with original designs and natural plant based dyes.
Our wooden bowls are made from foraged material on roadsides, on our property or from tree service jobs. They are turned on an electric lathe in small batches and often have added hand carved details or elements.
Trees provide so much for us. They are a source of food, habitat, craft, heat/fuel and clean air. We use walnuts for natural dye.
The by product of our work is generally wood shaving and chips, which are in turn used for mulch in the gardens or animal bedding.
We can use almost the entire tree from bowls and spoons, to hooks, then chopsticks and on down to firewood.
Our woodenware is meant to be used and will develop a wonderful patina over the years.
We strive to keep the traditional trades and crafts alive through or own work as well as education and advocacy of the general public and youth.
Milk paint is a non-toxic, biodegradable, zero VOC product that we use on any woodenware that is painted. For more information please visit the website of the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company.