The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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ome join us for our 6th Bouja for the Barn, this year in the Barn itself, on October 29th and 30th, 2016. The Meyer Farm is at 29482 County Road 121, St Joseph. Click on the events page for more … Continue reading
he Central MN Arts Board accepted my grant application to purchase 5 electric wheels so we can host a pottery class at the barn! Many thanks to the Central MN Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation for this grant, I … Continue reading
s requested, here are the recipes for the vegetarian soups served at Bouja for the Barn this year. (Not sure why haven’t done this every Bouja) I will not publish the Bouja recipe, in part to protect our endeavor, but also because after … Continue reading
hen we decided to put the new boiler for the barn near an adjacent shed, the boiler seller told me I would have to find someone with a Bobcat to help me get it onto its foundation slab. So I … Continue reading
ur first weekend of Bouja was a smashing success! After a quiet first hour and a half, Friday evening, I started saying to myself, well that’s it, the people have had enough of our shinanigans. But then the Legion got very … Continue reading
his year’s Bouja is overwhelming me with pride as it grows into its own beast. My student Jackson was taught by my grandmother, the wily Dee Giroux, how to make bread from scratch . The conversation these (three) had while mixing up … Continue reading
ow proud I am to post this picture of some old friends who came to help glaze Bouja mugs, Lisa Carlson and Jessica Haugen. What a blast to have them in the barn!