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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fter testing 10 or so recipes off the internet for this type of iron-based red glaze over the past half year, I finally got the results I’ve been seeking. The red color comes from the crystallization of the iron during the … Continue reading
his is an image of what precipitates out of our grape juice after we can it. It feels as hard as nails, but breaks apart into gritty granules if you chomp on it with your teeth. Any scientific types … Continue reading
hese buggers became ripe the last week also.
e’ve been raising meat chickens every other summer, and last summer was our summer off. This year, my wily brother-in-law convinced my folks to try a new breed. They are called Freedom Rangers (oh my!) and we got them through … Continue reading
oday, Mom and I picked beans for the first time and filled 2 five gallon pails!
am in the habit of painting onesies for the most special of the deluge of babies in my life. The latest is for my sister and brother-in-law’s upcoming kiddo. I just mix 1 part textile medium to 2 parts acrylic … Continue reading