GFM Network News


Visitors to Forge and Forum, a day-long workshop at Cloverdale Forge, watch a demonstration of blacksmithing.

Forging a community

Matt Jenkins, modern-day blacksmith and owner of Cloverdale Forge near Selkirk, 
says he’d like to see more people learning the craft of blacksmithing

Tiny Cloverdale, Man. once had a church, dance hall, one-room schoolhouse and the small cow-calf operation owned by Tom and Pam Jenkins. The joke around here was salvation, damnation, education and starvation could all be found here, says the Jenkins’ son Matt. There was something else here then too — a blacksmith shop on the

Create a floor mat as well as a fun and useful hall tree.

Do-it-yourself projects for the home

Around the House: Read on for a couple of how-to ideas to get you started

Here’s two projects to brighten up your home: FLOOR MAT Create works of art for your floor with a canvas drop sheet and paint. Materials: One 5×12-foot canvas drop sheet No-Sew Glue Painter’s tape Beauti-Tone Designer Series Paint in chosen colours Beauti-Tone Designer Series Silk in a clear untinted base Instructions: Cut the size of