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Hanging Out Our Shingle for the Open House

hand painted hound pub sign Seven long years ago, Alex's father Tom Baillieul made a two sided British style pub sign for us.  It featured the name of our business dream at the time, The Baying Hound, a micro-brewery.  Many years and business ideas later, the sign is finally hanging.

What held us up for many years was lack of a hanger.  I finally realized we could make one and traced out a design on cherry plywood last weekend.  Alex cut it and we spent the week applying coats of Spar Urethane.  All materials were leftovers from making our wooden kitchen countertops.

wooden pub sign hanger

Alex screwed the hanger into a window frame.  The rest of our house is sided in asbestos shingle which we dare not disturb.

the baying hound sign hanging

Two s-hooks attached the sign to the hanger and we're in business!

baying hound pub sign

I love the inclusion of Devie's likeness and our names in this sign.  Most of all, it feels great to finally have Tom's artwork displayed in proper fashion.  If you want to see more of his creations, visit his website EarthFriend Arts.

The pub sign will be proudly displayed at our early summer Open House.  On Saturday, June 5 from 11 am - 1 pm we invite visitors of all ages to the homestead.  Come enjoy iced tea and seasonal treats while you peruse the garden and visit the chickens at 349 Tibet Rd Columbus OH 43202.  I hope to see you there!