The Kettle Boys are a regular sight in Confederation Park on the weekends during Winterlude, and longtime readers might remember previous posts. They bring a large kettle, various irons, tools, and some unusual toys along. They demonstrate woodworking or use hot irons, pressing patterns into blocks of wood, and take questions from people around them. It's interesting doing some people watching, such as how kids handle toys that are different from the usual plastic or plush toys they might have encountered. The fellow in the final shot, incidentally, did something rare for me: making me feel short. I'm six feet tall- by the look of him standing up, he's six feet five.