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
e’ve been watching these guys stretch upwards and are incredibly excited about our first meal of asparagus just around the corner. Advertisements
y grandpa taught me something about rhubarb (which he calls Pie Plant) I thought I’d share with you. He said an old Irish woman told him that the indication of when rhubarb is ready to start being taken in the spring, … Continue reading
f you know my mom at all, you probably know she is one hell of a baker. She usually makes dinner rolls for both sides of my extended family most every holiday. So today I helped her form over 12 … Continue reading
he first seeds sprang up even as the tree boughs sagged under heavy March snow. Check out the voluptuous seed-pod growing on the amaryllis stalk in the lower right corner. Something must have fertilized it.
ell, Minnesotans, I may you an apology… According to Murphy’s Law, it was probably my family who brought the big snow storm today by planting the first seeds for the garden this last weekend. The plants that require the longest growing … Continue reading
appy 3.14 ! Today I made a pie to celebrate: My mom’s pie crust recipe for a 9″ pie plate: 2 c. flour, 1 tsp. salt, 2/3 c. lard. 4 Tb cold water. And for the filling I did: 1 … Continue reading