The Tree Twister


For the past several days, I’ve had my eye on this rosemary. Yesterday, the shop they were in front of happened to be open when I was over there, so I went in to ask how much they were.

“Not for sale.” 🙁

But the shop was fascinating (I’ll save that for another post.) So I spent quite a bit of time talking with Marvin Bernsen about things there, how the harvest was going, etc.  After I’d been there for a while, Marvin showed me some of his own exquisite art work made from mesquite wood.


Marvin is a multi-talented guy. He is a retired farm mechanic who is currently going to craft shows with his artwork. His card says he also does auto cad drafting, steel detailing and house plans. (I didn’t talk to him about that.) And he helps out at Poppy Dean’s Antique Shop too.

As I was leaving, I asked if he was sure I couldn’t talk him out of one of his rosemary plants. He said only one was his, the rest were his boss’s, but he would give me one. He wouldn’t take any money, they aren’t for sale! Such a sweet guy! He showed me his potting soil. Said he makes his own by composting the mesquite shavings from his art work.

So I brought up one of the boots that my boss’s son gave me to plant something in and transplanted it.


It looked really cool last night with the solar light stuck in it 🙂

If you’d like to contact Marvin about his art or his auto cad drafting service, you can call him at 254-583-4203 or email:

God Bless You All!

~grama sue

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