This week, I have started my webpage for my journey! Here, I will be selling my art, sharing my adventure photos, and documenting my journey. Exciting things are in the works here in Louisville and my human's farm in LaRue Co Kentucky. Hopefully, soon I will post my initial vlog from my facebook page, found at The Emerald Garden Girl. A little bit about myself--I'm currently a Sophomore at the University of Louisville, where I transferred after a year and a half at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. It was smooth transition back to my home state, which was truly a blessing since I was leaving friends and professors whom I loved very much, and still do. But I moved home because of a deep love for my family and my home state, and also because of my depression and anxiety. Sometimes life guides you in interesting paths you never saw for yourself. I moved home to surround myself with love and support and to get back to work, which I am passionate about. I work at the Louisville Nature Center as an educator and at a Mother's Day Out. Working with children gives my life a true purpose, and fills my day with the little weird quirks that keep me going! They really are the light of my life.
This week, I started my seeds for the farm! The cucumbers sprouted the fastest and are looking the strongest, but I have planted quite a variety so that we can practice our intercropping. Intercropping is where you companion plant your vegetables to utilize their natural properties for weed and pest control, and proper shade and water resource usage. Chris, my human, is hoping to do the first till of the garden with the roto-tiller this weekend, but the weather calls for snow! We might have to wait a few weeks in order to get everything ready for the transplanting. I also plan on using fertilizers like bloodmeal, and some natural pestecides like neem oil (definitely for the brassicas!)
In the meantime, I'm working on a few artistic projects, mainly my quilt for the Kentucky State Fair. That quilt is the first quilt I have started making, and is a yo-yo quilt. A yo-yo is a little circle of fabric, sewn together and pulled into a little pocket. These yo-yos are sewn together to make the quilt, usually without backing. So far, I have a few of the major hexagons that I'm calling tiles done. Will post a picture! Aside from that, I am making paper cranes to add to my dozens of origami hot air balloons. I have also finished making my seashell castles, which, of course, I'll post pictures of.
Well, I hope you are all doing well and preparing for spring. If you have any updates about your farmsteads or homesteads, please share and make yourself at home on our site! Have a peaceful March and enjoy the last snowflakes of the season (if you're in snowy country!) If not, send me some sunshine! Reach out if you need anything,
All my love,
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.