The last baby of this spring, Flower, born yesterday on @aftonlove’s birthday. 🌷
Still ruminating on the beautiful video portrait of me by @themakersarchive
Our second planting of Sonoran white wheat, overwintered, tenaciously sprouting up after the snow melt. We planted the wheat after processing our spring planting, broadcast and mulched with all of the grains own stalks and chaff with no water but that of natures providing.
As the snow has all mostly melted and we are seeing green pop up everywhere in our valley, we found the first of this years yarrow popping up through last years cottonwood leaves. Excited to have one of my favorite plants back at the table!
Carbonization _ Carbonization is a process that I practice heavily with the my clay work. We’re translating that practice to ponderosa pine from the mountains nearby for building spaces on our new land as we await springs arrival.
We have the most amazing friends. Grateful to have these incredible chairs and throws at the table by our friends @boydandallister and Leigh Alexander ✨
Scenes from an airstream window
It’s been a month full of transitions, and as most those start to solidify I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the next stage in our project and consequently our lives with friends old and new. Thank you everyone who made it to our first two dinners this weekend in our new space, we loved spending it with you.
At the beginning of the month we started to fix/set up the old dance hall in La Madera. The other day while setting things up one of our neighbors stopped in and told us about how after the space was a dance hall it was used to clean and sort Mica, washed in the spring nearby. It’s so warming to have a space that feels so encompassing of what we do, bringing as much life to the project as the project to it. _ With help from our amazing friends we have gotten the space ready for dinners just in time for this weekend. There is still growing to be down here, but we couldn’t be more excited for this new stage in our project!
Working with @themakersarchive was an inspiring project to be part of. If haven’t yet, go delve into the processes of akin inspiring makers!
Our barn in progress 🔥
A few pieces paired with my portrait available tomorrow at the @themakersarchive event at @elreycourt! 🌑 _ Made from wild micaceous clay comprised of sub-equal proportions of rose quartz, kaolinite, and mica with lesser amounts of pink felspar, dug by me in the mountains I inhabit. _ Primitive fired using strictly red cedar from the same mountains the clay was dug. _ Cured with elk marrow and beeswax.
Wild seeds (Indian rice grass, blue flax, pigeeed, annual sunflower) | sunroot | raw honeycomb from taos
Woke up this morning to another beautiful winter lamb.
Why? This is a question I continuity find myself asking ever since I was a little kid. I remember someone asking my mom when I was a child at the grocery store why I asked so many questions. I wanted to know everything. Now a question that accompanies me, why cook delicious food, is that enough? With / Shed everything is meant to be delicious but more then that it’s meant to have a story, a place, a connection, a depth. It’s meant to be challenging to the mind, of myself and those who find themselves at our table. It’s meant to be a perpetual question, why?
For a dish, ground on stone _ canoncito landrace chile | our garlic | squash seeds