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Farm sign

Well, really a ranch sign. 
In honor of our three boy's hard work in starting a cattle business, I made a sign for them.  You may remember that I made a sign for our entrance and it was lots of fun.  Instructions on how I made it are here.

I have to tell you ~ I love making signs!


I've been wanting to make something for this spot on the side of the rec room.  It's right by the breezeway where we walk by a thousand times a day.  That big wall just needed something ~ something big ~ like four feet big!


We bought 1/2 thick 8 inch wide cedar boards and screwed them together with a few runners across the back.  The screw heads show from the front for a little rustic flair.  Then my husband cut the boards out in a circle.  Next up was Sikken's oil based clear sealer for the wood (It's great stuff).  And then the hand painting with oil based exterior paint.  That was the fun part!  Hubby designed the brand.  Isn't it cool?  I love how the J is rockin'.


It needed a little something extra when I finished so I added the barbed wire free hand.  I really like how that turned out.


Even if our boys don't run cattle for very long, this sign will remind them that they can do anything if they work together.  And if they do turn it into a successful business, they can fight over it when they get older.

BTW: they registered that brand with the Oklahoma Cattleman's Association.  They are official.  Very cool!  And they have decided to raise grass feed beef and market it to individuals.

So there you go, my new view from the kitchen sink.



Comments

  1. that is awesome! you did a great job on that sign! really beautiful!

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  2. WOw - congrats to your boys and what a wonderful job on the sign!

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  3. Love it! Such a fun thing for them to look back on as they grow older.

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  4. AWESOME!!!! That is absolutely beautiful! GREAT GREAT GREAT job!

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  5. I almost forgot - from a post way back there - that you are an artist also. Very talented one, I might add!! That is a beautiful sign and I'm sure it is very meaningful to your hardworking cattle-ranching boys ;) Great job (love the view from your window too). -Tammy

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  6. I LOVE it! Your family is so awesome! A mama who paints, a husband who builds, and 3 boys who raise cattle! Sheesh!

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  7. Two words...VERY COOL!

    You are correct, your boys will fight over it when they are old and gray.

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  8. Kim,
    The sign looks awesome! It looks so professional. You and your hubby could go into the sign-making business! :)
    Congrats to your sons!

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  9. Perfect, awesome looking sign.

    Have a great weekend.

    Sandy

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  10. Love the rocking J brand! And so talented with the sign!

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  11. Whoo hoo great job Kim!! This is a keeper..yep they will be fighting over it..lol

    Hope they have lots of sucess with the business.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  12. you did great, i love it! you are so crafty!!!

    have a blessed weekend~

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  13. Its lovely! I love colorful Adirondacks!

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  14. It's lovely. But how do you find time to get so crafty between all the other things you do? I'm totally in awe!!

    Sarahx

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  15. That is awesome! I like the sign too. :)
    I love a good story of boys (or girls, or girls & boys) working together for a common goal.

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  16. Oh I absolutely love the sign.... and the whole 'feel' of it.
    And the boys are registered! Wow - that really is wonderful - worthy of such a sign :)

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  17. I love your sign! You did a great job free handing that barbed wire! What a wonderful view from your sink...my view is sooo boring!

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  18. A super sign! I don't understand the names you all give your ranches but they look good..lol.

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  19. I can see why the boys might fight over the sign. I looks so pretty and you have beautiful detail in the barbed wire. Debi

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  20. That is beautiful!!! So proud to hear that they are raising grass fed beef. We support a local farm that sells all grass fed beef by purchasing from them.

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  21. Excellent sign! I love that it is round. It fits perfect in that spot. Great idea and I'm impressed with your talent. Good job!

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  22. All I can say is 'Wow!'
    The sign is beautiful. You certainly have a lot of talent! What a great tribute to your sons.

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  23. How cool is that?! Love the rockin' J!

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  24. Wow, that's such a great sign. Wish I was that creative! Came over from FarmChick's Farm photo Friday :)

    tnicolej.blogspot.com

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  25. Very cool! I love sign making and your sign is very professional. Good for them for their business venture. Our 14 year old is selling his first Holstein calf purchase very soon. She is now a cow with a soon-to-be calf at side. He is showing Charolais this year for Beef club, instead of Angus as in previous years.

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  26. Awesome job girl! Very nice free hand work too!

    With a view like...who wouldn't mind doing dishes? ;)

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