Thursday, November 20, 2014

Who you calling a slack tub?

Meet George. He is a blacksmith and raiser of livestock. George is an Arizona native and connected to the land and the water through birth, work and family. As a practicing skilled blacksmith, George uses the water in the slack tub to quickly cool a metal piece on which he is working as well as control the fire in the forge. During our charming and nostalgic conversation, George shared stories of his grandfather helping dig out the canals, water running from the McDowell Mountains to the homestead as well as his own boyhood adventures swimming and goofing around in the many canals. Thanks for the great stories and the metal bits!