On August 2nd-4th (2013) in the far away land of Latvia (Latgale), a couple of same minded friends came together on a hewing “Jam Session” with their families. They helped a sheep’s barn raising for a carpenter living and working on a self sufficient farm. Most of the hand tools and axes used were made by John Neeman Tools. We have also been hewing with some old Austrian and Latvian goosewing hewing axes. The timber we work with is spruce. Many thanks to all of the people who helped to organize this event.