Seasonal Almanac

Minor snow: Rainbows hide (4 of 5)

May 23rd, 2009

Minor snow 4 of 15Farmer Red has been at it again. He decided to build a second bed on the slope above the first one. This plot is built on the steepest gradient of the grassy bank, so Farmer Red needs to remove a lot of soil. Getting the unbelievably heavy ironwood sleepers up to this new construction is also ten times as difficult. Nevertheless, Farmer Red is determined. At the end of the day, we have a kind of land art in the middle of the garden.

2 Responses to “Minor snow: Rainbows hide (4 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas in Petersham
    June 10th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    it’s funny how land art, originally basing its forms on the processes of the farming and earthmoving industries, now becomes a form which you can refer back to as a template for your gardening work.

    I like these “Farmer Red” entries. They remind me of the narrative in a Richard Scarry book.

  2. 2 jolaw
    June 24th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Mmm…. do you think I should also start a series of illustrated books focusing on the character of ‘Farmer Red’? I often find the practice of illustrated children’s books attractive. (My first ambition was to become a manga artist. I actually completed one book, which took me a whole year. It was about how my cousin, Ellen, came to marry a bear. I was 14.)

    Reminiscences aside, systemtic earthworks are very appealing. The scene of harvested hay bale dotted across large area of land is just impressive – installation works would have a hard time competing with that.