…was a good way to end the last day in..
…activities and workshops at the Sundown Dome start this morning – including “Score for a _________ Home,” an impromptu exercise to write down every word that describes the home we want, followed by each of picking our favorite descriptor, and writing a score to create that home. SCORES FOR A CALIFORNIA COMMUNE MIGRATION: Sundown Dome to Salmon ..
…indefinitely for short-term rentals starting November 11th (as I transition to rural life and work at a long-term farm/commune project). More on the rental here. (More on the hous..
…to Los Angeles this summer from June 1 to August 24th with a re-launched and re-configured to-be-announced 12 week enrollment program at the dome-headquarters that sort of picks up where we left off in 2006, with an open call for applications coming soon. (sign up for the email list to hear it first) sundownschoo..
…this morning included tomatoes (!) and peppers (!!) ripened in our recent unseasonably warm temps (and drought thanks to our Ridiculously Resilient Ridge while the Eastern and Midwestern US struggles with their Polar Vortex) in addition to the squashes, lemons and nasturtiums you might expect finding in an LA garden this tim..
…was a fun and helpful first step in figuring out this new series of interlocking triangular panels – combo cape/caftan/Parangolés/scarf/shawl/vestment/wrap – to be worn in public formations, more pict..
…in preparation for the August 8th opening of Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City on August 8th, started this morning with the low rumbling of a huge moving truck barely big enough for my road, the arrival of two friendly movers for hours of heavy lifting, wrapping, and packing of the American Domestic Integrities ..
…including pickles, jams, marmalades, and sauces coming from the garden are being prepared for a big shipment to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for the ..
…from the vegetable garden on my underground garage (where they are safe from the burrowing creatures that can devour an entire garden in days) are the satisfying culmination to a long story that started with a live-in assistant/gardener who started them from seed in the ear..
…gathered from the garden out my kitchen window is one of the things I missed most being away last month, and today a windfall that will be canned after we’ve had our fill of it fresh….making room for tomorrow’..
…brought together various visiting Euro friends and new L.A. friends – the day before I depart for four months mostly away from home – finally making use of the long garden table under the California walnut tree with tree stump seating provided by last year’s dear departed carob tree – dining almost exclusively on today’s ..
…back after a few months away, happy to home in California which always put those Joni Mitchell words through my mind…Oh California I’m coming home, Oh make me feel good rock ‘n’ roll band, I’m your biggest fan, California I’m coming h..
…this evening after 24 hours checking in on the homefront, and now headed ‘back east’ as they refer to it here ‘out west’ to New York City where I’ll be planting a big round wild edible medicinal herbal pollinator attractor garden (with plants and dirt from McEnroe Organic Farm and the amazing Annie Novak of ..
…has been on my mind since I first noticed some of those pods plumping up a few weeks ago, and this afternoon I have the gumption to hunt them all down one by one, then to a stump in the shade to shell, and finally to the kitchen where they go into the the big ..
…in their crowded bed – lovingly raked, graded, laid out, and sprinkled with compost just this winter – is dusty green, bright green, lettuce green, strawberry green, onion green, pea green, kale green, calendula green, and a little yellow from the small flowers produced by the beautiful bolting..
…out the geodesic dome window from bed this morning is reminding me of Ita..
…of old clothes from local friends is a new test at home (in shades of brown and a bit of orange for the brown with orange kitchen) with a new loose knotted technique that makes it super thick and cushy and cozy on bare feet, preparing for the new series of Domestic Integrity Field projects ..
…while looking back at January 16, March 2, and April 7th updates gives me new appreciation for the speed of dirt to wild native fields and dense..
…or Cynara cardunculus, are found wildly making their way all over my L.A. hill, and I do my best to encourage their big-leaved purple-thistle-flowered towering drama – and one of these days I have to get around to actually braising those tough stems into somethi..