As a member of the Minden Monarchs, Jacob Scheckloth of Minden, Iowa made the Carstens Farm mailbox his 4-H project this summer. He adopted Uncle Sam and gave him a face lift.
The lumber which was used for Uncle Sam came from the lumber cut at the sawmill during the 2009 Farm Days Show. After tracing and cutting a pattern on the wood, Jacob spent three hours sanding the wood to get it ready.
After using a variety of tools, including a planer, reciprocating saw, circular saw, belt sander and a drill, Jacob painted Uncle Sam with recycled paint and gave him some character.
After a total of approximately 15 hours on this project, Uncle Sam was ready to be put in his place of honor at Carsens Farm.
A big thank you to Jacob for all of his hard work. His craftsmanship and his big heart are a great gift to the Farm.
So the next time you walk by Uncle Sam at Carstens Farm, be sure to check him out and thank Jacob!