Monday, September 30, 2013

Straw Hat Wearin' Artist Farmers: 2013 Resident Artist Show

Straw Hat Wearin' Artist Farmers: 2013 Resident Artist Show is this Friday, October 4th at the Woolen Mill Gallery.  28 East Main Street, Reedsburg, WI.  Here is a link to our event on facebook.

Featuring work by:

Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Adventure

Today was exciting!  I started out looking for nuts. 

I found tons of Hickory nuts.

The husk (the green part) dries up and inside is the nut.  Then I will crack the hard shell open to get to the meat.

Wormfarm has Hazelnuts!  They grow 2-4 in a husk.

The husk dries up and out comes the hazelnut that also needs to be cracked to get to the meat.

I meant to look for many others kinds of nuts but then Crook came along and distracted me...

Crookshank underneath the Hazelnut trees.

Crook climbing an apple tree!

I swear he was trying to show off...he then started to freak out a bit because he could not figure out how to get down.  I had to guide him back to the ground.  If only he could have grabbed the last few apples on this tree.  They were the sweetest ones I have found.

I'd been told there were old apple trees on the Wormfarm property.  I looked out and saw the most beautiful apple tree I have ever seen!

Tree of Protection

The apples were gigantic and sweet!  Biggest I'd ever seen!  But they were all hard to reach and hardly any were on the ground...I quickly found out why.  I turned around and saw there was another apple tree....

...but this cow was guarding it.  The cows are eating all the apples that fall from the trees and any they can reach!  She eventually moved but the apples from this tree were sour... I threw it towards here.

She was so happy eating apples that I went searching for all the rotten ones I could find and fed them to her.

I went back to the Narnia tree to read but she followed me.  I was too nervous to read with a thousand pound animal inching towards me for apples so I fed her a few more and went home.  I told her I'd bring her some more rotten ones from over the fence tomorrow!

Another beautiful fall day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tomato Painting

Today was the first time I had the urge to paint since I got to the Wormfarm in May.  It has been all about fabric while I have been here.  But suddenly I felt very inspired by watercolor again.

Lady Jem and I creating together...and snuggling in the sunshine.  She is a sweety.  Just don't pick her up or she will claw your eyes out......

For last nights potluck I fried up some green tomatoes in a nutritional yeast, panko bread crumbs and basil batter. yum!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Golden Yolks and Sunshine

Page 10!

I enjoyed sewing this piece together outside in the sunshine!

A beautiful fall day.

Pho Night and Chocolate Frogs

I had friends over for Vegan Pho!

Cinnamon sticks, Star Anise and Clove go in the broth to flavor it.

It was delicious.  One of my favorite recipes to make.  Here is the recipe.

While I have been in Wisconsin I have been rereading all the Harry Potter books.  I got some vegan chocolate frogs from Lagusta's Luscious.  It has been a very magical summer!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Egg Diversity!

Page 9 of my 18 x 24 inch fabric book titled Farmer Kim and The Feathery Ladies is complete!

I finally got my sewing machine fixed but I did this entire page by hand.  I really enjoy sewing and drawing eggs.  So beautiful!

"The hens' eggs are many different shades and sizes."

Monday, September 16, 2013

Harvesting for Sunday Market

Yesterday I did the market for Wormfarm at Thunder Valley Inn in the Dells.

It was a rainy day but the veggies looked beautiful.

The day before the market I harvested what I would need.  Here is some kale and chard about to soak in cold water.  It cleans the veggies of dirt and bugs but also gets them cold so they do not wilt in the fridge.


Took a break to enjoy a pear.

Honeycrisp apples.


Harvesting carrots is a lot of fun.  First I fork nearby the carrots to loosen the soil.

Then I pull them out easy.  It feels so good to pull these tasty orange guys out of the soil and here them pop as they come out.

Romano beans!

Yesterday was another useful experience learning to harvest for market and set up a stand. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Reedsburg Market, Fabric Eggs and Purple Cabbage Potluck

I did the Reedsburg Farmers Market today.  Come visit me on Sunday at Thunder Valley Inn from 9am-1pm where I'll be selling Wormfarm organic produce!

I have skipped the 8th page and am working on the 9th for now.  Eggs!

Last weeks Potluck was full of purple cabbage!  I brought Spring Rolls filled with tofu, cabbage, red pepper, cucumber, lettuce, basil, carrot and rice noodles with peanut sauce and I brought my fermented Sauerkraut.