Thursday, April 10, 2008

Never look a gift horse...

This photo shows a nice big chunk of the horse hair in the plaster that we removed from the kitchen. Its fascinating to me that horse hair was the ingredient of choice for strengthening plaster back when this house was created. After growing up on a horse farm, I try not to think too much about the methods used to extract these strong fibers from the animal. I like to think it involved a group of pony-tailed 4-H'ers, several shedding blades and a happy horse.

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