There Is a Glory In the Soil

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“Rootrill” I hope that you will forgive me for posting an eleven minute song in the twenty first century.  Mostly, I hope that you enjoy it.

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arc contain glow

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seen through scene

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bois d arc meteorite

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slanting even evening light

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ancient bone star dust

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deere ghost sheep goat add straw and mix well

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cross turn

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years unfurl in the eternal present

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young hands dextrous

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core sample of stored solar energy

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made vacant for gold

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quince roots herbs leg

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reamed tapered tapped turned twisted sunk fitted formed around

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concentrate earth line essence

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absorb the sun and use it for life

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pull transfer motion

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dividing even unto cambium and xylem

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layers and layers

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learn purpose practicing discipline

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stop motion

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frozen movement osage root as it once reached

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three forms of light

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hand in hand you who once swayed

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ancient releasing story

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the turning of light upon the solar bank countless voices scratch and turn

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golden hands once full wait for wisdom

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new moon forest window

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tall down cut stack turn stack down

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erth-maker here we bend here we grow

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establish converge into order dust scratcher

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welcome the new bird and fare thee well

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Lift Earth Rise , compositional sketch on guitar

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small eyes wonder

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A five year old little girl with a pension for the aesthetics of random objects

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while carving walnut to look like earth

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of the golden dust of osage

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he discovers eggs make lovely lanterns

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walk out to find these things from my Goldsworthy protégée

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the horse rolls out, making its provision and fuel

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Quercus rubra holds Quercus alba for a shave

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showing how much learning is found when a draw knife pulls through the grain

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and much beauty in the life of trees

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yielding four legs from the rugged giant of civilization (that is Mr. Q. Alba)

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back to the door. routing tongues and tenons, applying coiled energy to transferred pattern

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every fit feels like a miracle

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and the two become one

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“Onforan” becoming a door, framing a passage

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embers stirring embers

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into the incense of fearless youth

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a seed within a seed, life and healing travel in a mysterious shell

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later, the arrangement has changed, she’s at it again

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meanwhile, nature imitates nature

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round violently became flat, then eases its way into concavity

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green tips taken by the hoof-shod

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the edges wound-up by the steel-shod

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summits of pollen-yellow splendor arise from the dust

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in a moment, history and beauty merge and glow

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while the broad axe composes its song

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as it was written in fire

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as it was written in wood

Butchering Chickens A’ La Tom Sawyer

(WARNING:  this post contains chicken nudity and other images associated with the butchering of poultry)

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I had so much excellent help from four amazing people that I felt like Tom Sawyer on fence painting day.

the next generation

The next generation

The Full Glowing Day

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Late May, Part 1

Here is a song to enjoy with these photos from around New Boaz in late May.Desert Ladder, banjo.

cultivating on the wd

cultivating on the wd

phlox

phlox

retro fitted wheel-hoe

retro fitted wheel-hoe

asparagus

asparagus

greenhouse

greenhouse

the shop lean-to in the evening

the shop lean-to in the evening

peening a salvaged scythe blade

peening a salvaged scythe blade

stacking hay on the rack

stacking hay on the rack

flathead season

flathead season

Cabinet door for the Bighorn River Lodge

Cabinet door for the Bighorn River Lodge

joining ash

joining ash

sawing dovetails in ash

sawing dovetails in ash

Jonah on the easel

Jonah on the easel