We then moved into the "next room" where we saw how the Blacksmith would work the metal to create the needed items. Again, one of my very favorite Elders was here with us...it was so fun to see them as we traveled from one area to another and so great for the kids as they would recognize and talk with each of them.
Here, he is just finishing up a horse-shoe for us. Made it right before our eyes, the boys really enjoyed this one and we visited again when Dad returned...this was high on the list of favorites! We were pleasantly relieved to find out that the blackening done back in the 1840's is no longer practiced, they did use horse manure, and now the items are nicely dipped into used motor oil. Much less nasty odor than the previous!!!