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Dewey and Judy Grove of Brandon have made a hobby out of crafting spearing decoys and other folk art. Dewey carves the pieces while Judy paints each item. The couple was featured as "Carver of the Year" at the Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show in Alexandria in 2011. Photo by Echo Press.

A shared hobby

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"Everyone has a different idea of what a fish should look like," explained Judy Grove of Brandon. For years, she and her husband, Dewey, have made a hobby out of creating their versions of fish, mermaids, flying pigs, birds, skunks, weasels, beavers, owls and more.


"I make the canvas and she paints it," said Dewey of his wife of 39 years.

The duo has created literally thousands of workable dark house spearing decoys and some just for display.

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