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For Utah artist Polly Kennedy, growing up on a working ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming, provided ample inspiration for her

ever increasing line of wood carvings.  One of seven children, Polly says the days could be hard and long but they were

always an adventure.  The five boys and two girls each played an active role in all parts of running the ranch, from hauling hay

to three day cattle drives moving the stock fifty miles into the mountains from their winter pastures to summer range. 

In the evening, when the work was done, Polly's older brother, Steven, spent hours teaching Polly how to carve into a piece of

wood with a pocket knife.  The rest, as they say, is history. 

The popularity of Polly's humorous wood carvings continues to grow and are widely collected.

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