Ted and I both love vintage things and shop at thrift and second-hand shops. So it makes sense that at the Desert Dairy we resolve not to buy new, but reuse, recycle and up-cycle--intensified by the guilt we feel about the amount of trash we are sending to the landfill from this property.
It just so happens that the desert is famous for its second hand shops, both down below and here. Today I took Ted to a shop I've been in once before in 29 run by a lady from Maine (who hates the desert), her husband (who loves it) and their dog. Since we're prepping for a big Tday feast, I found several platters, some pie tins, and other baking essentials. We also bought sweaters because it's getting chilly!
Sadly, a few days ago our worker's small dog got attacked by a coyote on our property. She was bitten several times in the neck but managed to escape. Hopefully she'll recover, but I have to stop allowing my dog free reign outside, even during daylight.
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.