Im a cold weather person. I am happier to wear layers of sweaters than be sweating in a tank top. BUT. This week has been just a bit too much. Luke has had to drag me out of bed to do early morning chores. And, to be honest, I let him do some of them alone this week. On top of that, even my camera has been on a it.is.too.cold.strike. So. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to introduce to you to our first goat puppet - an exact replica of Gertrude! We happen to be very lucky here at Big Picture Farm to have excellent farm sitters/goat love givers who also double as incredibly talented artists. This anatomically exact Gertrude was made by Anjie, who is a master puppeteer when she is not helping us out. Pretty phenomenal eh? It was one of the most amazing gifts ever.
Um, can we start a kickstarter for Anjie, because if anything ever needed to be mass-produced, it’s Big Picture Farm Goat puppets, right?
“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as a sorry state as the souls who live under tyranny.”
Lauren Hermele, On Different Ground, follows a family’s transition from NYC “post 9-11, to Pawlet, Vermont. Hermele describes how this series ‘deals with the idea of home and a sense of being in the right place,’ concepts that are hard to define, let alone convey visually. ‘Over the years, as both this project and this family’s life have evolved, these photos continue to move beyond the boundaries of their initial post-9-11 framework onto contemplating a transplanted life and the idea of home in rural America,’ says Hermele, who was recently named one of PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch.”