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James & Barbara Popp
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James 'Jim' Popp as a kid said, "Carving looked like fun, but I never did it until after retirement." Jim's doctor told him he would be taking early retirement from farming at 51 years of age. He loves working in exotic woods from Africa and all around the world. He has a closet full of beautiful colors and shades of wood waiting for a project.

The call of bigger projects led to using a chain saw. All sorts of animals now populate Jim's yard and shed in western Kansas. He and his wife Barbara work as a team, as she does most of the painting or sealing of the wooden sculptures. When asked if it had been costly to create, he replied, "I haven't cut any fingers yet."

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