Hey there - thanks for the welcome. I did read that, thank you for the link.
The anvil lives here with me in Boise, Idaho... I'll update my profile shortly. I have read about caring for the hardened face, appreciate the tip. I'm early in my stages of tool collecting and shop set up, currently I work too much and have too many little kids to spend much meaningful time out there! Hopefully in a few years when things slow down a little (i know, right... ha!) I'll have a decent start to playing with some hot metal.