I started this post to show you Big Bear and then the flood came! In a matter of minutes we had water everywhere. That steady stream running across the picture is water running OVER my gutter. My gutter is just worthless. It makes me really mad every time it rains. Tried to tell the gutter man that we needed larger gutter due to the pitch of the roof but NO he did what he wanted and it is a waste.
OK back to Big Bear. My husband was on a hunting trip in Colorado and saw a man making the neatest bear carvings on the side of the road. He stopped to ask about buying one of the bears and he said they were sold but he could make him one in one hour. He did not believe him. The man said go get some lunch, come back and I'll have you one. Well 55 minutes later he had Big Bear done. The amazing part of this is he makes them out of ponderosa pine trees with a chain saw!!! Big Bear is one piece of wood.....that was one big tree...I can't even move him. We pressure wash him occasionally and then I paint him with linseed oil.
The next year he came home with Little Bear. And from then on the man was not there. I think he retired with all the money he was making per hour....wow He sure was talented with that chain saw!
Have a good evening all.