Smithing at the historic Fort Whoop-up

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I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be blacksmithing at the Fort Whoop-up interpretative center this summer starting this Saturday, May 20. It’s an incredible opportunity to share the blacksmith’s craft with visitors from all over. The fort represents the … Read More

Buy For Life

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This is a guest post written by my partner and wife-to-be, Lorinda Peel. Lorinda is an herbalist-in-training and a fellow graduate of Verge Permaculture‘s design certificate program. For anyone who is concerned with the degradation of our environment, investing in … Read More

Reforged Ironworks on the Road

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Writing a quick heads up here to let you know that I’ll have a booth at several events this spring. The first event, February 17th and 18th, is at the annual Organic Alberta conference in Lacombe, AB. Very much looking … Read More

My Three Favourite Tools

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This is the final part of the three part blog series. Enjoy! I’d like to share with you my three favourite tools to use in the garden. These tools are used the most often, and get the most work done … Read More

The Tradition of Hand Tools

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This is part two of a three part series of blogs I’ll be sharing with you over the coming weeks. Part three will be out next week. Enjoy! The use of hand tools is one of the definitive characteristics of … Read More

The Hori Hori Story

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The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden contracted us to forge custom hori hori tools from reclaimed railroad spikes and discarded hockey sticks to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The first batch has been completed and delivered, and more are coming out of … Read More

Forging Demo at Fork in the Rowed

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We’ll be attending the Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer event September 10 demoing the blacksmithing process. A portable forge will be brought on site so we can heat and turn scrap metal into functional works of art. The Farmer Mixer event … Read More

New Tool and New Link

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The Young Agrarians, an organization dedicated to supporting the growing community of new and young farmers, have added us to their list of resources. You can see our listing here http://maps.youngagrarians.org/#/locations/54371 We’ve also finished a half-moon hoe for Trevor Aleman at … Read More