Monday, August 23, 2010

music and moustache, check it out

I'm consumed by the creation of music once again.  I think it is good, but I'm really eager to start playing shows and working on other art associated with the packaging/performance of my songs.
I haven't talked about this much on my blog, but if you want to listen to some of my songs you can check out my album "Young Adult Culture" here:
I almost finished another song this weekend, but am going to take a night or two away from it before I put on the final touch.

i made some ginger cider a while back:
Made tomato wine with kyli and joey.
I pulled these carrots from the ground.  Even carrots have a more successful love life than me.
Megan and I comforted a baby bird after it's first failed flight attempt.
I went to a an organic farming conference in western, MA.
This is what i look like with a mustache:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

epic dreams

Last night I drank 3 cups of dandelion root tea.  A batch that i dried and harvested while at Heifer International in Rutland, MA. 
I have been having more dreams lately, but perhaps the dandelion spawned a more vivid experience.
My dream began on a farm/community that was somewhat secluded.  Next I was in the forest nearby
where we found a local snooping around.  He seemed a little off and wouldn't tell us what he was looking for.  After my friends left the woods, I went in where the local man had been.  Eventually I came upon another farm similar to ours where the people were all half human-half turtle.  Just like the teenage mutant ninja turtles, but these were turtle people of all ages and weren't ninjas, plus they all had huge afros.
Well I was determined to get these things on video, so I went back in later with a video camera and for some reason a bucket of my homemade wine.  For some reason in my dream I decided to shoot the video and bottle my wine at the same time....
I get to the top of this tower, bottling my wine, spilling it all over the place, shooting video of these beings.
They are all farmers and I hear some talking about how they wish they could partner with us to get all of the food they need.  Then one of them finds me at the top of the tower, and apparantly doesn't realize that i'm not half turtle.  She proposes that we switch crocs (the shoe).  So we do, and i wake up.
I've found a few sources that talk about dandelion root and dreams.
-Aids in psychic gifts, when chopped up, brewed into tea, and drunk faithfully three times a week, is alleged to help one dream true and to enhance the gift of second sight.

 -some say drinking a tea made from dandelion root can promote prophetic dreams.

Tonight I'm going to try a yarrow infusion that I made yesterday, before I have a super healthy dinner.
Supposedly when taken internally, yarrow invigorates appetite, increases digestion as well as absorption of nutrients by the body.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Shires, fires, and spires

sometimes i need a vacation. so i put on my shades and set sail on the open road with prime company.
Our first stop was an epic antique market full of things that require two hands to lift
and two seconds to trigger nostalgic admiration.
Portsmouth had it's arms open ready to embrace us as we penetrated it's border.

I secured some prime beach-side real estate for a camping fee of $30 upon the rim
of pawtuckaway pond for the evening.

luxury and relaxation was on tap

jew food was on the menu.

Later I became known as "banjo man" by a group of 20 tweens who heard me playing across
the pond from them.  They dragged us to their star watching expedition and
I stumbled through a custom tune on a bridge as we watched for satellites with the group.

The next day we embarked on a vigorous waterfall hunt.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

rambling mind filter

seeing some beautiful things for the first time.

making really good food with veggies grown by my farm.

making things like patches, clothes, parsley wine.

attempting a love life.

bought new jeans for the first time in 3 years.

sometimes i wish i was an old inanimate object. one purpose, simple life.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

picking weeds is a full time job

Still concocting strange brews.
 My good friend sean (who i worked with at heifer) came to spend some time with me,
before he was off to canada to work on farms for the summer.
I've been consuming copious amounts of yerba mate, kicking the daily coffee habit.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I really like being friends with people.
I really hate not seeing them on a consistent basis.
i want to create life with the good people that have been a part of my journey.
thanks to katherine and mike for the above inclusion in a special edition of Guess Who.
makin' me want to see you and dance on you.

i like this scene near where i sleep:

don't worry i haven't stopped being weird. I still cut up animals.
plants are still amazing the shit out of me.
i started a batch of nettle beer after discovering this intense spring green>
i also harvested a bunch of wild yellow dock root to make medicine with.
I have a good community growing, sometimes we trade really good things.

family visitin soon, so good.
sun is freckling me.

Here i come cruel world!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Photos make life look pretty good.

Current events:
repairing and learning how to play the banjo
digging raised beds

planting and sorting out the greenhouse
gettin' round by bicycle and tractor

Competing with bees for dandelion petals for wine making

getting the irrigation system set up for the season

contra dancing

Admiring nature

crashing college parties

This is where i live

Bottled my first maple wine, set to be a yearly tradition.