The original Google Maps image of the Dairy, resplendent as a functioning dump, with multiple RVs.
Updated image... hell yeah.
Since the house is now in relatively good shape, we are starting to focus on the barn, which will be an artist space. The barn, the oasis and the dune were what sold the property for me. My friend Jeanne, who knows farms, said it's small for a cow barn, but it's a big project. At least it's not filled with trash anymore (the before photos are at the end of this gallery).
Today's job was to take all the books down, dust them, paint the wall behind the bookcase and clean the bookcase. Then organize everything so it makes sense: fiction, non, art history, American art, contemporary art, design, old books, soft porn (we found this set here, so great), travel, and nature. I definitely need to get some books on the desert.
AND we finally found an electrician who can begin to sort out the house, hence the working light and fan. Slowly, slowly.
Anna does most of the writing. Ted does most of the photos. But sometimes we switch. We are repairing a distressed property in 29 Palms, California, and eventually hope to run an artist residency there.