Wildlife Carvings

The Walking Bear is one of our most difficult carvings to create.  Each of its legs is in a different position.  To accomplish this, we first begin by rough carving eight legs & then remove four leaving the remaining ones each in a different position.  The bear’s head is also slightly tipped & turned to one side adding another level of difficulty to the carving process.

The Walking BearOur chainsaw bar barely fits in the underbelly space making it critical to not touch the saw to wood we don't want removed, like a leg!The impression of fur is made by using a scuffing technique with our saws.The Details:Dimensions: apx 11" x 6.5" x 2.5". $49, includes Priority shipping. The Trout fishing rod/leash/hat Holder

The Rainbow Trout pegged leash, fishing pole or hat holder is chainsaw carved & hand painted.  The tail fin curves forward. The back of the carving is flat and unfinished for ease of mounting.  Shown here holding two puppy collars.

The Details:


Dimensions: apx 15″ x 6″ x 5″.  $44.85, includes Priority shipping. 

The Moose

 The magestic giant of Idaho’s forests, the Moose is poetry whether in motion or standing still like our carving!  The antlers are the natural color of the pine wood while the body is painted. 

The Details:

Dimensions: apx 9″ x 10″ x 2.5″  $49, includes Prioirity shipping.

Summary of previous gallery glimpses:  all are still available for purchase.

Retro Sneakers Giant Pencil

Thoughts on an Idaho Summer

What’s great about Summer in Idaho?   Abundant sunshine.  Blue skies.  The slow turn of prairie & canyon lands from green to amber.  Short mosquito season.  Warm breezes, open windows.  Visitors arriving from all over.  Fresh local fruits & vegetables.  Hanging laundry outdoors in the fragant dry air.  A full palette of outdoor activity options.  Catching the stillness of the very moment when the summer sun sets.  These are just a few reasons to celebrate summer in Idaho!

Enjoy summer with us through this sampling of images.  Better yet; come visit & experience Idaho yourself!

Flag Face

Flag Face

Sprocket, our golden retriever pup, walks with us every morning to put out this flag.  When younger than his now rather grown-up age of six months, he used to bark at the face .  This photo was taken shortly before the 4th of July.

Bicycle Boy Rodney

Bicycle Boy RodneyMeet Rodney, our perpetual wooden biker kid! He rides out every morning to the grassy bank near the road. There, in his own innocent way, he reminds speedy drivers to slow down as they enter town. Then, at day's end he rests in our studio/giftshop until we arrive next day. Sage plant in bloom

 We were given a small sprig of sage a few years ago & now it has taken over the rock birdbath sharing space with it on a log pedestal.  Hummingbirds even found the lush blooms attractive this summer.  Visitors to Dog Bark Park are welcome to take a clipping  home for their gardens as a remembrance of Idaho.


August Rainbow over Dog Bark Park
August Rainbow over Dog Bark Park

And on a warm dusty dog day in late August, a special rainbow may just about take your breath away!  The magic of the moment.  It’s Idaho.

Reader’s Digest names Idaho’s beagle a Best of America

July '09 Reader's Digest

July '09 Reader's Digest

Sweet Willy, our pet name for Dog Bark Park Inn Bed & Breakfast, was named Best Hotel for Dog Lovers in the July 2009 annual Best of America Reader’s Digest magazine.   

Find Sweet Willy’s picture and commentary on page 77 .  The Best of America article celebrates some of the people, places, and ideas that typify the strength,  spirit and goodness found in America. 

Since April when an editor from the Digest phoned to confirm facts about Dog Bark Park we have been eagerly awaiting word of the article’s publication.  Even before the magazine hit the national newstands last Wednesday we began receiving phone calls & e-mails from Digest subscribers.  One kind reader scanned the article & sent it to us a few days ago since copies hadn’t yet arrived at the newstand in our rural grocery store.  Thank you Joyce & Herb!

Best Hotel for Dog Lovers

Best Hotel for Dog Lovers

Sweet side of Puppy Life

As much fun as puppies are when awake, there’s also something equally nice about puppies sleeping.  At home one of Sprocket’s favorite sleeping spots is behind the rocker on what used to be the cat’s nap cushion.

Sprocket is becoming adjusted to the schedule of days with us at Dog Bark Park accompanying us in the mornings as we open the shop, check the mailbox, bring in the day’s firewood, etc.  At the first sound of our electric studio chainsaws he’s ready for a nap and finds his cozy den near the woodstove while Dennis & I carve our famous wooden puppies.

Nap Time at Dog Bark Park

Nap Time at Dog Bark Park

Nap Time on the Cat's Bed.

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