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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Category Archives: Bouja for the Barn
ell it is that time of the year and things are piling up. We have started to take in the garden, and dug 60% of the potatoes on Monday, storing them in the barn for now. The bouja bowls are … Continue reading
ach year, we’ve tried to depict in the image on the poster the next hurdle we need help with, or what the current Bouja is raising funds for. This next year we hope to put in the new floor, which includes … Continue reading
he kiln fired off perfectly, and today I unloaded it and excitedly began glazing. The bowls you see in the background are half-fired or bisqued. They have such a orange hue because I dipped them in an iron slip before … Continue reading
moved my larger electric kiln into the barn and as I type this, it is completing it’s first bisque firing of Bouja Bowls. I will fire this kiln near the breaker-box for this winter and then hopefully set them up … Continue reading
t may not look like much, but the new power line to the barn and these new electrical panels and outlets will consume most of the funds we raised at last year’s Bouja. The old panels you still see will be … Continue reading
owls for our upcoming fundraiser bake in the sun after being dipped in an iron-slip. The poor squash plants in the background wilt in the extreme heat and drought.