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: Food and Gardening
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
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
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!