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: DIY!
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
esides firing Bouja bowls and painting window components yesterday, my folks and I also dug up all of our beets from the garden and canned them. My mom uses a french-fry cutter to expedite the process:) I have to say, … Continue reading
heck out our haul of Marconi peppers from our garden! It was not a great year for many plants in our gardens but it was a good one for peppers. Last night my mom and I roasted all the Marconi’s (<3 … Continue reading
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