Finally back from our trip to Kentucky! This adolescent tabby was one of a pair at Goldie May’s house in Leatherwood. I’m also happy to announce that I’ve moved to the Berkshires to live with Shelby Lee Adams. Meeting him was a life changing event; one never knows when love will find you.
To celebrate my move, now through September 30 everything in my shop is 25% off. Link is in my profile.
Ben ⚡the flasher⚡ Page getting the flash, second-ascent of UFA - Unidentified Flying Appalachian 5.11 at Ben's Branch near Appalachia, VA. This new crag features Rifle-esque climbing on quality sandstone. Take note of that awesome roof slot! @pagu2roo#appalachia#rockclimbing
Today and this Saturday: Cherokee artisans Butch and Louise Goings, a carver and basket weaver, will be at the Orchard demonstrating their crafts and sharing the Cherokee way of life! We hope you can join us.
Harvesting the last bits of summer! These bright flowers, called cosmos, produce a lovely orange-yellow dye. Come see it for yourself next Friday, September 28, when our village weaver will be putting these in a dye pot!
I haven’t yet run into the obstacle of being female on dairy farms where the cultural standard is for a man to never be alone with any female other than his wife. But today, it was put clearly to me. It is not appropriate. This farmer, in particular, would like input on his recipes but said it isn’t appropriate for me to be in the make room. Any advice for people who’ve worked with the Amish or Mennonite communities? Maybe I observe through a window? Bring a male counterpart? #cheeseculture#trustbuildingexercises#appalachia