Halloween

 

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

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Sweet Briar Herb Farm

Sweet Briar

 

Cooper and I have the privileged of working at Sweet Briar Farm in Onalaska Washington. We take care of three green houses and other various areas of 3/4’s of an acre. Everyday we wake up at 6:45 to get up and work until 5:00 that evening. The work is very rewarding and we couldn’t ask for anything more exciting. More pictures and comments will be coming your way every Tuesday.

Johnson’s Backyard Garden

Cooper and I are applying for organic farm internships all over the country and thought that it would be fun to volunteer at one in Austin. Johnson’s farm gives a warm welcome to volunteers. The people that work there on a daily basis love their job. Volunteers leave with much more than what they came with: a few new friends, a full tote of veggies, and a smile.

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Remember When…

These custard food shots were just some fun side shots from a photo shoot Kaia and I did together. At the end of my four years at Judson I had managed to not go on any friend photo shoots with my photographer friend Kaia Calhoun, so I asked her if we could do a creative shoot with props and all sorts of crazy outfits. This didn’t work out since we had one day and I only had my packed clothing, but it was still a fun chance to get some pictures of each other and capture our awesome friendship. To see more photographs of the two of us or even Kaia’s amazing personal photography click here.

 

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These photographs were taken at Julie Ann’s Frozen Custard in Geneva IL. One more local sweet spot for you to enjoy!

 

A Toda Madre

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As a native Austinite, I declare that this restaurant does a beautiful job at combining flavors within the confines of mexican cuisine. Cooper and I were anxious to get outside to Slackline in the park today, but needed to eat brunch first. When we walked in we were seated right away, however the waiter indicated we were lucky and that the dinner service was fully reserved for the night. The clean and simple decor and architecture of the building directly reflected the display of the food. The colors and compositions of the tapas plating was pristine, which meant that the fabulous flavors were to follow. A Toda Madre has many meals with assortments of fish and steak, but we ordered only vegetarian dishes. All meals smelled fabulous and interacted with various taste buds in our mouths. I recommend this well designed restaurant to anyone, even picky eaters.

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10/10 – food quality

8/10 – price (least to most expensive)

9/10 – service/ cleanliness

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