Thursday, July 23, 2009


Hey guys. I know none of you even check anymore to see if I have posted. Also, I don't blame you.

Here is my new outlet for madness:


Sunday, February 1, 2009

easy like

Today was Sunday. Sundays on the farm are glorious. It is as if everything stops in the world of agriculture to slow down and enjoy its rewards.

This is a list of reasons why Sundays at the farm can't be beat:

-waking up to the smell of mango scones and then enjoying them together
-weekly Ted Nugent radical conservative rants
-all community members discussing where they are/aren't going to attend church
-hour long bike rides through the ghetto to get to church
-haphazardly preparing a chicken (previous post)
-enjoying the chicken ( from previous post. which was infreakincredible. baked with rosemary garlic and grapefruits.) and fried potatoes
-sitting out on the grass listening to someone play music, reading Rilke poems, and discussing the vagabond lifestyle with a visitor/friend.
-watching the sun go down over the vegetable gardens
-Kristin bringing back cheese and cookies from College Station

These are some of the things that really make life around here. It's not the work or the delicious food. It's the time when we all can really live together and share in life's joy.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

i honor the Holy One who resides within you

Today was new.

I experienced something today I would have previously thought would never happen.

Yesterday the farm was donated 10 chickens. I was told they were broilers which means they don't lay eggs and are primarily used for their meat. So, I was given the opportunity (most others here at the farm ducked out of) on this most depressingly rainy and cold day to butcher these chickens plus 5 rabbits.

It was done with utmost respect. We prayed for the animals before we performed the act. And we made sure that every cut and tear was done delicately.

As I stood there with a tear welling in my eye I could only hope that this killing wouldn't be so horrible in his eyes. My eyes were however opened to the fact that this is the way most of the food I had been eating prior to the farm was prepared except probably a lot less respectfully and with much less care. This experience is really going to challenge me to think before I choose to eat whatever may cross my path.


Other than the sadness, I am really enjoying the time I've spent here at the farm. I cannot get over how much love overflows out of this place. Even the goats!

I hope everyone is doing fantastically (the two of you who read this)!

namaste to all

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Faces, New Races....species.

Well I made it to the farm!

It is absolutely beautiful here! The people are so refreshing. The animals are peaceful, except Raz the male goat (short for Rasputin), he is something else! I have done so many wonderful things that I would have never expected to do in my life!

I will hopefully keep this up more often now. Especially with all the downtime I'm finding myself with.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Once again it's been a while.


I got to drive to Mississippi to meet my internet girlfriend (that is unfortunate). It was super great. We relaxed a lot, hung out with her family, visited a nice wildlife refuge, and ate. A LOT. It turns out when you go on a trip you eat double your weight in all sorts of food. It's a good thing I really love eating!

On the way back I had to shimmy my way through back highways to escape the gripping clutches of Hurricane Gustav. I couldn't have picked a better route. It was absolutely beautiful. I was surrounded by incredible green the entire time. The trees towered over my little Honda Accord like a cockroach on the floor of my kitchen (this is lucky, they're usually on my counter). At one point I stopped at a wonderful couples house to borrow a butter knife for my peanut butter sandwhiches. Her garden was absolutely stunning! She even had fish! They weren't growing in the ground but the plants all around them were.

All in all, it was a superb trip.

Hamlet 2.

Went and saw Hamlet 2 last night. I went in with super low expectations. Great idea. It was hilarious! One of the funniest movies I've seen in a very long time. If you have even the slightest love for theatre, you will go and see this movie. It is a tad on the ronchy side but nothing we've never seen before.

Go see it.



***i wrote half of this post this morning. now i'm finishing it. i'm very tired. this day was a lot longer than expected. i'll do it justice later.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

This is the Church

Look, This is Love
Come, come, whoever you are.
Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow
a thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come.

They devoted themselves to the teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the teachers. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together. In community, they cooked and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
-Acts 4:32

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Blank Billboard

There is an empty billboard in Denton here that a buddy of mine and I have been eyeing for a couple of months now. We have brainstormed a few ideas of what could be done with it including murals, paint splatters, and other off the wall (ha rock me!) ideas. But the most recent idea we had has been to just paint a question on it. Not just any random question but one that will probe the city of Denton's mind to be more loving and caring for its neighbors. We would especially reach the Christians in the city and ask if they are truly following Jesus' commandments. I think of the quote from Mother Theresa:

"If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. "

This is how we want to keep our lamp burning. If you have any suggestions for cool little questions. Or even awesome quotes or phrases that would probe our cities' minds, please by all means throw them out there!