We needed repairs on the RV, so the next stop combined a visit with son, Tom and the repairs. We chose to stay at the Play-Mor Campground in Bremen, IN. Bremen is located in Amish Country, where you are more apt to see horses working in the fields than tractors.We arrived on the last day of an annual Woodcarvers Convention. As soon as we were parked, we walked over to the large hall to see what everyone was working on. Some of the projects were very intricate, and everyone was friendly and eager to share.
This gentleman was working on a Wedding Chain with extremely small carved links. He said he began with the idea of making one for each granddaughter as a wedding gift, but might decide to let each one just pass it down to the next as they wed. J
There were large carved pencils,
a few gourds,…
but the most interesting to me was the carved yams! The carver was quick to tell us they have to be air dryed, not in an oven, or you end up with baked yams.
The finished project did NOT look like yams. The ones on stands had been created over a year ago….hard as a rock and looking very detailed from all the shrinkage.