Summer at Better Farm: a Storify

By Mike Brown

Here's a short tour of what's going on around the property at Better Farm

Part of what we do here is repurpose old stuff. That toilet had gone to s**t, so to speak, and so we put it out to pasture:

  1. New sink and toilet planters at the greenhouse: dig it 

  2. I love the design on this.  It isn't done yet—I think Nicole wants to paint some Rosie the Riveter features on the old woman in the middle:
  3. Cooperatively created by @betterfarmers american gothic with chicken sunflower deer w/heads cut out for peoples faces 

  4. Second snakeskin I've seen today. Pretty big
  5. chewstroke
    @mikedelic maybe you should be wearing shoes #SnakeBites
  6. mikedelic
    @Chewstroke lol no way im a medicine man and the snakes are my allies
  7. every year i try again with this piano, repainting and replanting
  8. Cherry tomatoes planted in painted piano grow slowly #drought
  9. We have bands play off the back porch of the art barn to this natural amphitheater area
  10. i like snakeskins and snakes and also like that other people fear them
  11. Wildflower of paint peels back from broken glass #art
  12. very hippie here
  13. Hood ornament on the spacebus dig it
  14. i pulled that farmstand down off a flatbed truck with some other idiots and we all almost died lol
  15. love this turkey
  16. The freaky turkey guards the garden gate

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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.