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Agritourism doesn’t have to be all farm and land.  It can also be the fading apprenticed arts, the stained-glass window pane shop, the potter’s den, or the Big Rock Forge.

Now, I am not a proponent of weaponry.  At all.  But I am an advocate of beauty and what Scott Rousch is doing in Northern Wisconsin is nothing short of whispering to the blade.

I caught up with him through an article in Successful Farming that shared his heirloom knife making.  In it, he says, “I feel there is a conservation ethic embedded in my forging process that goes back thousands of years. My forging takes less electricity than other methods, and it makes better use of raw materials.”

But when you go to his website, what you’re going to see is swordsmithing, axes, and blade artistry through and through.  Do it when you have time.  Rousch’s whispers are slow and steady.

lange: art, agriculture, agritourism.  Exploring and expanding the intersections of art, agriculture, agritourism, and agrarian systems within creative placemaking.  How can we help you grow? 941/875.5190.  Photo Credit:  Bemused Design & Photography.

 

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