Inktober 5/31 Chicken or the Egg?

  Which came first….the chicken or the egg? In this case, it was the egg.  I sat in the warm autumn sunshine with our chickens to do this sketch. Sitting on the plastic feed bucket (lid on, of course!), I set myself up for a lovely sketch session. This interested the chickens for a few…

Inktober 4/31 Three Eggs

Another indication of the fall season upon us….fewer eggs! Chickens are sensitive to the waning daylight hours, and as the days get shorter, the daily eggs gathered from our coop declines.  Oh how I love fresh eggs! This sketch was done sitting on our front steps, and it made me think of three things:  I…

Soap, Soap, Soap, …sketch!

Soap, soap, soap…sketch! Life has been busy lately, and I have been more of a soapmakers than a sketcher lately. Remember our soap-making project using up all that extra milk we were getting from our Nubian goats last spring?  Well, it ended up being a roaring success, which came as a surprise, and also let…

Soapmaking and sketching

As many of you know, I became the proud goat mom of four sweet Nubians a few months back. What a magical whirlwind adventure it has been! Many early mornings of baby goat care, milkings twice daily and now, after the baby goats have been weaned off of the moms, a HUGE surplus of milk!…

Turnips, Carrots, Potatoes, oh my!

The summer harvest season is upon us, and many of us are looking at our CSA boxes (Community-Supported-Agriculture produce  boxes) and wondering what to do with all of the wonderful veggies found there. Well, look no further, as I have a recipe for you!  I tried this one out at the Kitchen (part of 2nd…

Eat your turnips!

Most Fridays, I try to volunteer at the urban farm where I am lucky to reside at in the lovely Spokane, Washington called Urban Eden Farm. In exchange, I get lovely fresh produce, and it has pushed me to explore new recipes and new ways of thinking about certain veggies that were new to me…

Spring Harvest at the farm

Today I had the the day off, so I helped do harvest at Urban Eden Farm, an urban operation where I am lucky enough to live at and call my community. Lots of lovely fresh veggies came out of the field and greenhouses today, and they made quite the vibrant subject to sketch!  I am…

Hangin’ with Willie and the boys… and Miss Maple.

Many lessons can be taken from these goats.  It is a new day….start slow and then jump right in! This is what the fence line-up looked like this morning.  When we walkout to the goats in the morning, there is such a remarkable  sense of calm.  The sweet goats slowly blink and gaze up at…

Springtime!

“Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!”                                                               –Robin Williams Spring time is here, and with the longer days, our chickens have been laying…

Week 4: Ingrid Hannan

52  Faces Project A sketch in my Moleskine planner of an inspiring face , once a week, every week, in 2016. Who? Ingrid Hannan What? Friend, urban farmer at Urban Eden Farm, creative soul,  outdoor-lover, world traveler, and incredible community member.

Sketching as a daily practice…revisited.

Life has been moving and shakin’! It is lovely to finally come back to my blog after what feels like a long slumber, only to find my last post was such a simple but meaningful one on sketching as a daily practice.  Indeed, I have done good on my lofty goal for the most part….

Inspiring R*E*C*I*P*E*S: Cucumber-Basil Limeade Popsicles

It gets steamy hot here in the Inland Northwest, and what better way to cool off than with a tasty treat using farm fresh produce? We had this as a sweet treat for CSA (community-supported-agriculture) members who came to our home at Urban Eden Farm yesterday to pick up their share of fresh goodies from…