Honoring Agricultural Heritage

Pair of Northwest hobbyists stand tall in old iron hobby

A hayfork in the foreground; at back, part of a blacksmith’s bellows. Andy’s father suffered a serious injury in a hayfork accident: The fork pierced his neck and when he yelled for help, the helper – out of the line of vision – misinterpreted the call as a command to lift the fork. “They called the doctor but Dad never went to the hospital,” Andy says. “For years after that, you could count his heartbeats by looking at his neck.”