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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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!
e’ve been watching these guys stretch upwards and are incredibly excited about our first meal of asparagus just around the corner.
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
Happy April Fool’s Day! You’ll never guess what this sculpture I built last week is for… ou see, last week was my dad’s birthday and so I spent some time sculpting something that he has been requesting for several months. … 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.