forging ahead with blacksmithing classes at okeefe ranch in armstrong

Forging ahead with blacksmithing classes at O’Keefe Ranch in Armstrong


In a cold, old barn at the O’Keefe Ranch in Armstrong, Patrick McIvor is hard at work.“Warming up a piece of material that I’m turning into tongs,” said McIvor.An anvil rings out as McIvor hammers out a tool of the trade.But in a larger, more philosophical sense, McIvor is working on keeping his craft alive: the time-honored, ancient art of blacksmithing.READ MORE: WAG’s Crafted: Blacksmithing and Handbags
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