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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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!
hat’s what some call a manure truck. Our lack of animals at the farm the last ten years plus our continued heavy gardening has brought us up against some soil depletion. My dad had asked me to keep my ear to … Continue reading
y friends, Aremy and Larissa and their wee ones, came to help excavate the carrots from the garden yesterday. The carrots did quite well this year, there will be plenty for our Bouja fundraiser. My mom washed them en masse … Continue reading
ell, the shell beans are already done, and the chickens are getting big.
he next Bouja for the Barn, our annual fundraiser and community dinner, is scheduled for October 24, 25 and October 31, Nov 1 at the American Legion in St Joe. This year will be a little different as we will … Continue reading
een having a blast building this half-wall with hydronic tubing. It isn’t L-shaped, I just couldn’t fit it into one picture. Since the floor is much higher in this small portion of the downstairs of the barn, and I don’t … Continue reading