Sunday, June 8, 2008

This blog thing is going to be fun, I can tell.
I''m learning more each time a helper comes along with an expertise I need.
For instance, I was sure that I'd lost the 1st and 2nd posts and was crushed.
But along came a friend who was also a blogger and on her computer she found them for me and so they are back.
Maybe not in the order I did them, but I will learn soon how to 
fill in a kind of overview of all that I'd like to blog about.
And I have decided to actually punctuate and NOT run on like my brain does.
My barn is not finished, since it still needs outside steps and a ramp going down from a 
porch which will be 12'by 6' . That is not all it still needs.  It needs a door at the top
of the inside steps, which are newly built.  It needs book shelves with room for
serving coffee,  as well as a wide screen with tech  accoutrements to aid in telling
the story, whichever the workshops will need to tell.
Of course water as in kitchen and bathroom will be desirable,  hopefully, 

next year.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Volden Farm Workshops

What is sad about having a barn and a new computer
is that I can't yet show you my barn or some great shots
of my first workshop about gardening and landscaping with rocks

We had that last weekend and we had the perfect time together even with three nice people I had never met and that is the point of having barn workshops new and fresh apples which no one ate they all said I fed them too well for lunch

You know, I live here in farm country in N.D where
lunch at noon is dinner so if you didn't know that tidbit before you know it now!

I've lived on this farm since 1977 and before that I lived many other places some of which are Brooklyn (was born there) Pasadena Great Britain Arlington Dayton Moscow and this is where I belong now.

Some years ago I began to worry about the barn It was clearly deteriorating
SO last winter we began to fix the broken parts and soon we made unplanned decisions such as the roof needs to be made straight and let us insulate everything and pretty soon I began to think that more than cats should occupy this kind of nice looking space even windows with a good view of the hills
Yes I said hills with Angus moms and little onesin the summer.

During the 19 years I've had a B&B some guests have suggested the barn could have a purpose Potting Drawing Basketing Writing or making any kind of a mess whether on the floor or in the head and THAT is how voldenfarmworkshops got it's START!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The story goes like this. I am a new computer person. I acquired a Macbook so I could publish a book about my Russian experience (to be mentioned at a later date). Meantime, I have in the last few months been changing the nonuse of the barn (except for housing cats, mostly calico types, and kittens), to a good use!

This weekend in my barn, I have held the first workshop, called Lilac Days, maybe more appropriately called, Daze.
We were a few
More information to come in another post