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Carved stumps attract big crowd to farmyard
When the power company cut down a string of six maple trees along the front of Allen Knudson's farmyard, which borders a busy road near Blue Mounds, Wis., he planned to cut up the stumps for firewood. Before he had a chance, local wood carver Mike Feeney asked him for permission to turn the stumps into eye-catching works of art.
The trees had been cut back by the utility company because they interferred with power lines. Knudson wanted Feeney to carve the stumps into squirrels or roosters but Feeney had other plans. Over a period of a couple years, he turned the stumps into a line of craggy-faced "trolls" using a small chainsaw to do most of the work.
Last summer Knudson enjoyed watching the expressions of passersby who pull over to get a closer look at the carvings. He's already had people from nearly every state and several foreign countries stop by. Many get out to have their pictures taken with the stumps.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Allen Knudson, 10436 Hwy. ID, Blue Mounts, Wis. 53517 (ph 608 437-5067).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6