Hickory Ridge Studio is a showcase for a woman who makes things with her hands. (No, that is not Lana weaving a rug, but I am certain she could if she wanted to.) Weaving rugs and hangings is one of the ways the indigenous women of South Africa provide for their children--they found a niche (i.e., tourists will buy weavings) and meet the need in a way that is mutually beneficial. I think a lot of women do that.
Rather, these photographs are a virtual gift to Lana to say thanks for the recipes (especially that apple skillet cake!), jewelry ideas, photographs of lovely sunsets and sunrises, meeting your horses, and a tour inside some of the buildings in your neck of the Mississippi woods.
makes jewelry, sews, quilts, paints, does photography, all whilst working full time and taking care of a toddler who clearly has inherited her mama's independent spirit.
she loves tractors. You have to admire a woman who loves tractors. Keep on cooking, baking, inventing, nurturing your artistic talents, and nurturing that little baby girl--who has a great role model for her future years! Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year.