Russ Jacobsohn has, quite literally, carved a home and a career out of the rural Tennessee woods. For nearly thirty years he has fashioned his rocking animals from woods native to Tennessee and from around the world, including oak, cherry, walnut, poplar, cedar and mahogany. Russ will carve any animal in any wood upon request. Russ has been working in wood since he was a boy. In 1982 he carved his first rocking horse and has created nothing but rocking animals every since.