All I do is eat, eat, eat
After two weeks of gin-infusin’, here’s the finished product: Dark and fruity and awesome with tonic water. Also, some food failures. The apples are finally coming in and I was so excited about baking a batch of apple-oatmeal muffins– so excited that I forgot to add the baking powder. Alas. When I took them out,…
Food and drink
Too long since the last post, but I’ve been busy jammin’ and infusin’ and all sorts of things. First of all, Aaron came and visited, and is now sitting next to me on our Porch of Wi-Fi. We’ve been doing a lot of reading (Ender’s Game [him], The Poisonwood Bible [me]) and eating our faces…
Baking, death, etcetera
Today marks a week that I’ve been here– and I still can’t believe that much time has passed. I’ve been busy gardening, writing, reading, baking, attempting to cook, etc. First, a sad story to get it out of the way: yesterday the cows were crying and crying, and I asked Kim what was the matter,…
Mini-lesson on green, waxy vegetables
Today: in which I learn the difference between a cucumber and a squash. I woke up this morning and it was pouring rain, so I put on my raincoat and my wellies (secret: my wellies are just rainboots. Rainboots from Target. But here, we pretend they’re wellies.) I don’t know how dirty I was expecting…
Landed at the Wormfarm!
Well, I managed to find my meandering way to the Wormfarm Institute, where I’ll be a farmer slash artist-in-residence until mid-October. Wormfarm is an artfarm with a sprawling vegetable garden; it focuses on the the intersections of “culture and agriculture.” Since most people are confused when I say I’m going to be writing and farming…
I haven’t updated in a while, but I have two new pieces coming out in Passages North (print) and the Journal for Compressed Creative Arts (online) soon! I’m thrilled.
Well, I’ve packed my professional-yet-hip clothing. Have gathered my granola bars, my PB & J, my saltine crackers. My bag small enough to cart around all day yet large enough to fit 20 literary magazines into. I’ve printed my schedule and highlighted relevant booths at the book fair. So of course I’m still not ready,…
Instead of grading, today I made a bunch of labels for the Revolution House table at AWP. I can’t say that I’m regretful.
I’m staying at a house owned by the woman in charge of New Light Residency. It’s quite lovely. Lots of sunlight, places to sprawl, and she cooks for me, too! It’s kind of like a B&B just for writing. I’m getting a lot done because there’s no Internet connection (I’m at the library right now.)…
all new all the time