Yesterday was an absolutely wonderful day! Natasha (the other intern) and I rode bikes down to Redwood’s town to explore and get some ice cream at the infamous Felder’s. The ice cream was amazing, despite the opinion of the Knorr’s ice cream shop across the street. haha. We made our way down the road and came upon the Redwood Historical Society run by a very sweet and welcoming woman named Linda. She showed us around, filling us in on some fascinating details about Redwood and the families that reside in the area. One of the sweetest and thriftiest women I have ever met! It was a rare occasion for me to go into a business and feel welcomed while walking away with a handful of knowledge about a town’s history and its people-and to be welcomed back to help in a cleaning day! I really like this small town vibe (i’m gasping myself). Despite the downfalls that may come along with it, I admire small town qualities and the close knit communities. This is a huge change from the city I just left where I didn’t meet my neighbors until the day I was moving out. I like it here. It feels really natural to wake up early, tend to the chickens and head to the garden. This lifestyle may just be exactly what I need to get me out of the funk that I have been in.
Augusta and Inez. ❤️
Bittersweet send-off for our August #betterarts resident @jct.photos as she moves on to new adventures! SUCH an amazing month, so. Much. Art. Thanks for sharing your work with us, Jodie! You’ve got family here now. #vivabetter
@jct.photos at work on her @betterfarm docuseries. This morning on the mics: Lana and Mike Babcock of Plessis, NY. 🎬
Epic show by #betterarts resident @jct.photos in the Art Barn at @betterfarm this evening.
Morning walks with Ramona and Winnifred. 🐽
This Friday from 5-7 pm, stop in at The Art Barn to check out the work of betterArts resident @jct.photos that features interviews with @betterfarm residents past and present, examinations of consumption and waste, and much much more. Light refreshments provided! More info on the blog: www.betterfarm.org/blog
A lovely addition to our new barn! Big thanks and eternal gratitude to @klav1967 and his electrical prowess (and @lauracaldwell5936 for the ridiculously gorgeous chandelier!). Place is shaping up! #barnwedding
Lazy morning belly rubs with Winnifred. 🐽
Tas Cru is playing a free live show on air right now in the betterArts barn, come on down or tune in to 88.5 FM Better Radio!
New friends 🤝
Beautiful photography show by @jct.photos yesterday! “Consumed” takes a look at waste in America, exploring the commodification of desires and the volume of consumption and waste in western culture. Jodie is staying with us for the month through the betterArts Residency Program — stay tuned for her next show toward the end of the month! More info on the artist at jctphotos.com, and the residency program at betterArts.org.
@bpfiddlefreakout and family return to @betterfarm for hangs and tractor time ❤️
Saturday mornings at Better Farm 🙌🏼
Q. Why should you never tell secrets in the garden?
A. Because the corn has ears and the beanstalk.
Greetings from the kiddie pool 🤦♂️
Quite a looker. Just a few steps, a deck and a handful of chandeliers to go...
One of our @etsy customers (and award-winning designer!) @alpacaloopholes shared these photos featuring organic corespun huacaya alpaca fiber from Better Farm’s herd (specifically, Inez and Frankie Blue Eyes). The fiber was then felted, increasing the rug’s size from 32” to 37” in diameter — plenty of extra room for cat model Gus to stretch out on! All our alpaca fiber is the result of annual shearing (necessary for helping the camelids beat summer’s heat), and profits go directly back into care for these rescued animals that have found sanctuary here. Intrigued? Check out our shop at etsy.com/shop/betterfarm
Chicagoan David Glynn of #emptycanband playing some tracks live on-air in the #betterradio station (podcast of his performance coming soon!). Learn more about Better Radio at www.betterarts.org/better-radio and on Facebook @fmbetterradio
Special live broadcast on #betterradio today with singer/songwriter/guitarist David Glynn of Empty Can Band from Chicago 🎸