In a small shed in rural Kakabeka Falls Shane MacLeod practices the ancient craft of blacksmithing. MacLeod got serious about blacksmith work about four-years ago and has been teaching himself the craft ever since. He first had an interest in the craft as a young which was later rekindled through his interest in Celtic and Pagan culture and spirituality. The name of his forge Ugly Wolf Forge reflects his interest in the old world and is his last name in the old Norse language. MacLeod uses rod iron which is no longer made and sources the iron from old homesteads and wagons. Some of the items he has been creating include knives, gun rack, scythe, candle holders, dinner bell triangle along with tools. For a forge he uses a propane heated modern forge and a charcoal heated one that was fashioned out of a wash tub. The charcoal he makes himself by baking wood which turns into charcoal. His handmade one of a kind items are available at Mystic Garden with plans to have his work in other shops. Along with his wife MacLeod is also a budding farmer who hopes to divide his time between blacksmithing and farming eventually.