We have the bestest community art centre
Last night Chief Greg McKewan
from Beartown Baskets
demonstrated how the Mi'kmaq harvest ash trees
and weave their baskets.
I had to come home with one
and will obviously have to keep it out of reach of
nosy Rusty Pups!
The ash tree is a slow grower.
He has to find just the right tree
that has grown straight and tall.
It is amazing how he hits and bends long sections of the trunk
and makes it split into the thin strips they use.
Greg has made baskets for the queen
and other leaders from around the world.
Right now my basket holds a CD of Caleb Miles folk music.
But the basket is a good contender for holding daily scratchings with it gets bigger!
Caleb also entertained us last night.
He started off in Albuquerque and now we're lucky to have him here.