What a day! Frank and I left the house the first time at 7:45 to meet Beth and Ron for Breakfast at Jeff's Place. This is a weekly tradition that we really enjoy. After breakfast we stopped back by the house to take care of some things and headed to WoodYard in Griffin, GA (about 1.5 hours from our house) to check on their hardwoods. We met a man at the Hummingbird Festival in Hogansville who told us about this place. With the hour time change we managed to get there just minutes before they were supposed to close....but the salesman was wonderful and not in a hurry to get anywhere so we stayed nearly an hour. You need to go to my link and just look at some of the woods they have. Did you know there was such a thing as zebra wood? How about purple heart wood? I also had a lesson on lignum vitae. Do you know what that is???? Well...let me tell you. Lignum vitae is a trade wood, also called guayacan or guaiacum, and in parts of Europe known as pockholz, from trees of the genus Guaiacum. This wood was once very important for applications requiring a material with its extraordinary combination of strength, toughness and density. It is also the national tree of the Bahamas and the Jamaican national flower. "Lignum vitae" is Latin for "tree of life", and derives its name from . Other names for lignum vitae include palo santo (Spanish for "holy wood"). It is a popular wood in shipbuilding, cabinetry, and woodturning but a completely different timber); lignum vitae is also one of the numerous hard, dense woods loosely referred to as ironwood.
To Joey, With Love....WINNER!
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