We're gearing up for another fun event: Steam Up Days in Wabeno Wisconsin. We've been attending this event for thirteen years or so now, and while it is usually the hottest time of year to be outside, we wouldn't miss it! We've met a lot of really great folks there and our ironwork and brooms have been very popular.
During the event, Dan does a blacksmithing demonstration, often making items upon request and when Saga isn't tying brooms during the event, she helps to explain some of the procedures that go into their work as artisans.
But there's all sorts of stuff going on at Steam Up Days. The link above will take you to a schedule of events for the weekend: music and dancing every night, a pig roast, even pig wrestling, tractor pulls, a tractor parade, lots of food and other crafters and exhibitors besides just us -- it's just plain fun.
Also, Wabeno has one of just three Phoenix Log Haulers still in operation in North America, and they run it around the grounds during the event.
Fun fact: at the beginning of the video above (from 2007), you can see our truck and tarp at the left of the screen. We're quickly upstaged by the hauler, as is everything else, naturally. We just don't even try to talk when she rolls by....