Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cow Pies!

Page 11 will say "Their yolks are so golden because the chickens are free to roam around eating whatever they enjoy, including bugs, greenery, compost and scratch through the occasional nutrient rich cow pie for bugs and larvae."

Chickens actually dig through the cow pies for bugs and larvae.  I only managed to pick Honey up one time while I was at the Wormfarm and she taught me a lesson.  She had just dug through a fresh cow pie.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Week with Jake

Checking out the High Line, a public park built on an old elevated freight rail line.

Devouring a vegan peanut butter, coconut fudge ice cream sundae after some Absinthe...good times.

Central Park!

Enjoying my vanilla bourbon creme brulee donut from the Cinnamon Snail vegan food truck.

It was a very happy week!

Lying around with Cobey Bear in Central Park.

Dropping Chickens at Champs.

Vegan danishes from Clementine Bakery...the best.

I had so much fun with Jacob this past week.  I hadn't seen him since July.  I miss him everyday.  But I just bought another ticket to NYC in February! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New York City!

I'm in New York City visiting Cobey Bear a.k.a. Jacob Sanders!

I have been dropping chickens off all over Brooklyn.

We had delicious vegan sushi at Beyond Sushi.


Fragility and Strength in Root!

My piece Fragility and Strength will be on display at the opening of Root at the Chicago Art Department on December 13th.  The show was curated by Clementines and Fingernails.  Can't wait to see the artwork!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Reedsburg, I miss you!

It's official.  I am back in Chicago.  I have moved into my new place and unpacked my boxes once again.

On my second to last day, Trouser and I took a walk.

We dared to trespass through the neighbors corn.  I kept looking back thinking I heard someone but it was the corn rustling with the wind.  Then Trouser came running down a row of corn next to me and burst through to my row, scaring me.  He was very pleased with himself.

I sat down for a while to think about my time here in Reedsburg and the many goals I have accomplished.  I also thought of what I want to achieve in Chicago.  I am a different person from when I got to Reedsburg in May.  I feel stronger and more confident in myself.  I have a clearer idea of what I am working towards.  Only recently I realized that we are never done growing and learning. At first that scared me.  But now it excites me and makes me want to experience and do as much as possible!

Jem came out to flirt.  Right before I left for Chicago I went to say goodbye to Jem and Crook.  They were so loveable and clingy that I stayed an extra half hour, unable to leave them.

Brahma Mama, a very sweet, gentle lady.

And dear little Relly Belly soaking up the sun.

Wowee, this summer was AMAZING.  I have made so many awesome friends, made tons of art and ate a lot of really good food.  This is the first summer where my diet was almost entirely local and now that I've experienced that I can't imagine buying a zucchini from the grocery store in February.

Thank you to Jay Salinas and Donna Neuwirth for the incredible opportunity to be the Residency Manager and Farm Manager at the Wormfarm.

And of course, before I left Reedsburg I made sure to stop at St. Vincent's and I found this goofy sweater for $2.50.  Reedsburg, I  miss you and I'll see you sometime soon!