Tag Archives: Ox-Bow

I’m From Ox-Bow

Photo c/o Skip Bal­lou I’m from Ox-Bow. I’ve been say­ing this a lot lately. I’m okay with some bugs in the house, spi­ders, a wel­come vis­i­tor. That hole in the screen? It can wait a few weeks. The old, the rot­ting– famil­iar and com­fort­ing. Just give it a fly paint job. Jes­sica & I bought […]
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Dionysiac Rising

““Man is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art: the artis­tic power of the whole of nature reveals itself to the supreme grat­i­fi­ca­tion of the pri­mal One­ness amidst the parox­ysms of intoxication” I left my mak­ing com­fort zone a lit­tle bit this sum­mer. For the past two years, for Shan­non Stratton’s […]
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Zine Release: Eric May’s The Flora & Fauna of Ox-Bow

My account of 15 years of nature lov­ing at Ox-Bow! $10 cheap! Buy via Pay­Pal HERE
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8/9: Cooking Chapulines

Yes­ter­day I expe­ri­enced a culi­nary mile­stone, I suc­cess­fully cooked bugs, grasshop­pers to be exact. It was a true plea­sure to col­lab­o­rate with Andy Yang and his Insec­tol­ogy class at Ox-Bow, who col­lected about 60 grasshop­pers over the course of their two week class with hopes that we might pre­pare some­thing tasty. I’ve had expe­ri­ence eat­ing […]
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One Hour Nap

I found myself in a pre­car­i­ous sit­u­a­tion at Ox-Bow this sum­mer. My job is the best– not only do I get paid to live in Shangri-La all sum­mer, but we, the staff are pro­vided with room and board AND a mod­est stu­dio. Idyl­lic, right? Actu­ally… after 12 entire sum­mers here I have cer­tain issues that […]
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Top 10 2011

I feel like I have def­i­nitely put in my lion’s share of food writ­ing this year, as evi­denced in the pages of this blog. Add sev­eral dozen posts on LTHForum.com (my han­dle is Jefe: my other top ten food list can be found here) as well as my col­umn on for­ag­ing for Thelocalbeet.com. Oh and […]
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Yard Sale Sunday!

This Sun­day Lau­ren Ander­son hosted a yard sale on the meadow at Ox-Bow A few of us brought some wares down to hawk. I brought signs, zines, and mix CDs. And nat­u­rally, hot­dogs for $1
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2010: Top 10 Food

Another great food year, obses­sive as always– the day’s (and some­times the week’s) food plans are first and last things on my mind every day. I guess I broke the past two years’ trend of thrifti­ness– things went a bit more indul­gent this year– what with a $26 dol­lar burger in the fol­low­ing list. That […]
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Renegade building at Ox-Bow in the year 2010 Part 2

The sec­ond inter­view in the series is with Mikey Hen­der­berg, one of Ox-Bow’s long­time cooks and part time main­te­nance guy who is a mas­ter tin­kerer, a true jack– of– all– trades. His projects this past sum­mer include a brand new wood fired oven and a pub­lic solar shower. MH: The first bread oven was built […]
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Renegade building at Ox-Bow in the year 2010 Part 1

The archi­tec­ture of Ox-Bow presents a study in con­trasts that demon­strates the pro­gres­sion of the needs and per­son­al­ity of the cam­pus as it has grown and shifted over the past 100 years. There has been much doc­u­men­ta­tion and research of its rich archi­tec­tural his­tory– most recently an information-packed chron­i­cle of the 40+ major build­ings of […]
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