Friday, January 23, 2009

Friends at Work: Farrier Jamie Peterson and the Hottest Thing in Idaho

This photo was kindly loaned by photographer Mountain Mike, aka Michael Edminster of Edminster Photography in Bellevue, Idaho. He likes to take photos of farriers while they work, and does a great job of it. I like to check out the weather conditions in Idaho this winter; it seems like they brew weather out there and it just slides across the USA and hits us in New England. The Idaho winter obviously doesn't stop Jamie Peterson from bundling up and going to work.

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Anonymous said...

The winter means its time to vet wrap those nippers so they don't freeze to your hands.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of western mountain farriers... Where is Scott Simpson these days? Does he talk at any conventions anymore or has he ung up the apron for good?
I went to his school in Walla Walla in 1988 when he was living there.