Well, winter seems to be over and the day was wonderful. I spent the day blacksmiting. Photos to be added later. I am totally wiped out. I made a shepards hook, a hot punch tool, and began a replica of a period adze. I needed to make the punch to make the adze. Smithing at it's best. I wanted to make the adze. The instructor didn't have a punch but said, why don't you make your own. After 3 hours of forging and tempering I had an awsome tool which I then used to punch the handle hole for the adze.
Fun fun fun!