Well, Folks, it's official! I'm in my second semester of Junior year! Today was retreat day, tomorrow is our first day of classes. This semester I'm taking Whole Farm Thinking, Agroecology, Agroforestry, Literature of the Rural Experience, and Draft Animal Power Systems 2. If you don't know what draft is, that actually entails using horses, mules, and oxen to work on your farm. It's extremely fun! Plus it costs less than gasoline powered farm equipment, plus its better for the earth, and on and on and on. If you're just tuning in to the program, I go to the WBFP, the Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College, Look us up! We're really cool!
So for tomorrow's big dessert, I made a huge pot of chocolate mousse and vanilla whipped cream! We have not only the regular gang, but also four Vermonters, and the Amish Kline family. The Klines are visiting to talk to us about whole farm thinking, and I am very excited. I've been thinking really hard about how I want to run Emerald Garden Farmstead/Homestead lately. Watched some educational (University of Youtube) videos about making hay and corn harvesting --with draft power, of course! Then, two more big steps I made today towards having my business is buying and reading a book on spinning and dying yarn, and watched some videos on how to do it with a drop spindle and with a spinning wheel. Tomorrow is the long awaited day that I am bringing my loom for weaving home! Fiber artists unite! I have just so many ideas for things to create! First day and all my accessible homework is done, extracurricular learning is done! A bangarang day!
Disco Chicken of Love
sTate fair ready!
seed starting 2019
ky state fair quilt
A sustainability major at U of L, beginning farmer, crafter, and writer.