Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A good idea of the farm:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, wonderful meadow creatures who I am begging to stay out of my spring seeds I just planted (especially my sugar snap peas.... do not mess with my Sugar Snap Peas) & you lively Gnomes who are helping me bake bread today:

Miss Lamb your breathing & kneading farmer here,

Ooohhhhh rain.....

It has been cloudy here at Early Bird Acres for the last two days.... but alas, no rain my loves....

We sure could use it:)

Thee are thick and lovely tufts of grass and clover all over, but those can only be sustained my some extra rain..

Not to mention our wheat crop:)

in addition, in less than a week, I shall be constructing my Cedar structure & putting up the many handkerchiefs for lovely Momentum:)

Goodness gracious I am tired...& nervous... & just have a lot of angst ..

So what do I do when I am a bit tense..

I bake:)

Today it is a Honey Wheat bread... I milled the flower around 7am (i have been up since 3:00am...I had to rise and shine because of anxious thoughts) & it is currently rising in the oven:)

I find yeast simply magical:)


Have you ever wanted to see a little bit more of the farm?:) How about my art studio?:)

Well I am excited to present to you my Momentum Video Bio:)

I was just so excited to see it:)

I really enjoyed having Beau & the crew out to film:) & I had fun stealing captures of them:)

What do you think?:)

Are any of you Darlin dears coming to the show?:)

I send a kiss to each of your foreheads my loves:)

Flours, Flowers & Fields:)

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

I just had to share this... If a man out there is trying to impress a baker (or a girl named sam lamb), this would work:)

Monday, February 27, 2012

...Until She Freshens :)

Hello my Darlin Dears, wonderful meadow creatures who become more lively on those sunny days & you Gnomes.... who are enjoying the last bit of Hard Cheddar from my summer cheese making adventures this lovely week,

Miss Lamb your carrot loving farmer here,

so.... the lovely Ohio is officialy dry, upon my decision:)

Ohio is my milk cow:)

I am enjoying my last bit of Hard Cheedar & when I settle down for this evening on the farm, I will enjoy my last bit of Mozzerella from my precious girl:)

She will probably not Freshen (have a baby cow, & with that, produce an amazing amount of milk yet again) until next July or August:)

I just love making cheese:)!!

But with that, I am looking into expanding my Herd again and getting another Jersey Cow:)

...Now I just must hope beyond hope that my art shows go really well so I can afford one!!:)

I wish you darlin dears a lovely day & I send a kiss to each of your foreheads:)

Mozzerella, Ricotta & Rosemary to compliment,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Day Of Shooting, Part 3:)

Hello my darlin dears, you wild bears that enjoy the hollows of trees and the honey within & you wonderful Gnomes who are begging me to plant Gooseberry trees,

Miss Lamb your bread baking farmer here,

in previous posts I talked about the amazing group of OVAC sending a group of individuals, including the lovely Kelsey Karper & Beau Leland, out to EBA for a day of frolicing and capturing the process called my art,

....& here is some art that I captured while they were their:)

I simply can not decide which I like most...light moves and shifts like the Orchard in which I was grown, ya know?:)

....& of course I captured THEM while they were capturing me:)

....& a little scene I semi set up in my art studio while they were shooting:)

Hope you enjoyed a little looksie from behind the scenes :)

...did you know I love you?:)

Raised beds, blueberry bushes & egg shells ground for the chickens,

Yours truly,

the girl who was raised by wolves,

The one who was never born, but simply grown..

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Story of Tilling & Circles Upon The Skin

Hello my Darlin Dears, meadow creatures that wake up in the morn with heavy dew upon their fur & you wonderful Gnomes who are begging me to break out the home brew kit very soon,

Miss Lamb your busy bee of a farmer here,

As many of you know, I have a very big show coming up.

In addition, as many of you Oklahomans can attest to, spring is upon our backs my darlin dears.

I spend my early morns feeding the chickens (yes…. I made them oatmeal this morn and threw in some milo & sprouted wheat), sharing an apple with my milk cow Ohio & the donkeys Fred & Ohio, looking fondly upon the pig pasture where my 3 little bluegrass animals happily frolicked those many months ago & dreaming of the future small barn, with tiny hay loft and stalls for my future hair sheep and friendly gelding whom I have yet to meet, shall be…

But between every breath, and every other pulse, there lives my art..

My art is as important to me as my farming…in fact… there is no separation. While I am milking my cow, I am also creating art.

I know it sounds odd… but if you lived here with me at the foot of the Wichitas, it would not seem odd at all…

I have been having nightmares as of late about the show coming up. I am not necessarily scared about the show; it is just that it is a lot to take on.

5,000 Handkerchiefs…

30 Magnifying glasses…

30 Jars of my Honey…

Over 45 framed captures…

A large cedar structure (thank goodness gracious for Hugh… you are a lifesaver☺

I want to do a great job… I have been working the last year on this project, & this is a culmination of thousands of emotions and moments spent in backlit suspension.

I have nightmares of being stuck in thousands of strings and strangled by handkerchiefs….of glass on frames shattering with a touch. Of light bulbs shutting off all together.

But it is all because I love this project so much….

The instillation that has been come to known by “Girl Like An Orchard, Orchard Like A Girl” is my thought of nearly every second…. As I fall asleep it is the words, ideas and touch that traces small circles upon my skin… never-ending loops that follow the hills and hollers…

Completion with goodness is something like the question I set before my Garden…

Here you are Garden…. One in your second year… your ground is very tough, yet fertile… I have chosen not to till you deeply and quickly, but lovingly make you compost tea every day and slowly add manure back into your soil… Soil is everything my sweet garden, and I have chosen too bring you to completion..

Spending time and adding concern is an act of love…

When I think of someone who really cares about me and wants to be a part of my life, I think of how they take an interest in my everyday events… simple questions and loving answers….

This is what I do with my art & this lovely project… I ask it simple questions and procure my creativity to receive loving answers…

Which I look forward to showing you all.

Now, you may be asking yourself, what can I do to help miss Lamb..

Well, #1, you can come to Momentum OKC 2012 … & have a lovely time.

#2. You can still send me Handkerchiefs. I am shy by a few hundred more my Darlin Dears and at this point, your hankies are very needed.

#3. If you would like to come on March the 6th and help me at any point during the day hang Handkerchiefs, honey & magnifying glasses, please do so. E-mail me at earlybirdacres@gmail.com & I can tell you the details.

I send my love to each of you, a pie to your kitchen & a kiss upon your forehead,

Planting Snow Peas, swiss chard & lovely spinach,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

....& a Rooster found her:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, furry meadow creatures whom sleep on my feet while I nap & you sweet Gnomes who keep on talking about Ducks...they are just really excited about Ducks this March:)

Miss Lamb your lover of Cedar barns here,

So....while on an adventure with one of my fellow farm friends to go and get some baby chicks for him, I was given a rooster:)

My friend volunteered a name, & from there he was called "Charles" ..but most call him Charlie:)

I have taken a few captures with my I-Pad:)

but.....it seems Charles is Popular with the masses:) I have received over a bakers dozen posts & emails from people containing images of Charles:)

here are 2 of my favorites:)

even Charlie as a Gangster rooster :)

for the time being, until i get some Ducks this spring, he will be sticking with me:) we are for some adventures in Norman, America today to record some fiddle tunes, & that should be fun:)

Stay tuned for more adventures with Charles & I :)

I send a pie to all of you kitchens & a kiss to each of your foreheads:)

Gardens for chickens, fresh greens for spring & a line of doors & saw horses upon which we feast,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Monday, February 20, 2012

...Oh I am so honored & Happier than a peach:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, wonderful meadow creatures that sing me into the early hours of morn & those helpful gnomes who are helping me build a worm bin (more worms...better garden:),

Miss lamb your Lavender loving farmer here:)

I was honored as of recent to be featured in the Oklahoman, which is the state wide newspaper here in this lovely state of mine:)

The amazing BAM wrote the story, & she received oh so kind quotes from everybody too the gallery owner Glenn Filmore, to the director of OVAC Julia Kirt :) I just could not believe it...

here is a link to the article & again, thank you Brandy :)

Pot Roast, sweet basil whom I loved & making things better by dropping it on the ground:)

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Lovely show at Visions in the Paseo:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, wonderful meadow creatures who are enjoying the thoughts of future springs & those helpful Gnomes who are helping me plant purple potatoes,

Miss Lamb your horse riding & future sheep owner farmer here:)

I just wanted to show you folks a few images of the show that is up at Visions in the Paseo this month:)

Yall Should go by & visit:)

"Honey & Maple Syrup (Could Be Best Friends)"

"Whole-Hearted & More Rabbit Than Bear"

"Morning Amongst The Known & Sweet"

"Morning Amongst The New"

"Pillows For The Perpetual"

There are many many pieces that you simply haft to see in the gallery, so go visit!!:)


Today from 1-5, I shall be at the gallery for Sunday on Paseo creek :) a Really lovely time..& it is so nice outside:)

come see me:)

Lavender, Curls & white cotton dresses,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Thursday, February 16, 2012

...the dogs are so much help:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, meadow creatures that like to have coffee with me in the grass just under the pecan tree & the Gnomes who are helping me plan for all of my spring picnics,

Miss Lamb your farmer who dreams of her future spring sheep here,

as mentioned in this last post, I had a lovely group of people representing OVAC, Kelsey Karper & Beau Leland, head out to Early Bird Acres and work on filming some images for a art bio for momentum Tulsa:)

Kellsey took a ton of great captures...

Here is what happens when I decide to take a capture:)

Witness…the process… (hahaha…goodness gracious… stacking that honey was hilarious… & so was the dog participation...they are a great support system)

....& the video guy himself Beau did not miss his share of animal participation:)

Kelsey took this capture of Butter getting Kozy:)

I adore it:)

...& this really fun one of me & Harold:) that is my favorite farm jacket:) & my favorite man:)

I can't to show you folks the finished product from the shoot:) The image is quite lovely :)

That will be in part Three of this lovely day:)

I wish you all a lovely day & I send a kiss to each of your foreheads, after I smooth away the hair from your face:)

White Handkerchiefs, gold honey & the green of a pasture morn,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Design my Darlin Dear:)

Hellooooo my Darlin Dear, you handsome meadow creatures who perch just outside my windows & you wonderful Gnomes who gave me a amazing Red Cedar stump...you little ones are brilliant,

Miss Lamb your seed sprouting & handkerchief adorned farmer here,

The last couple of weeks I have been working with the amazing Scott Matthew Twitchell & he has produced some really great little cards for me:) & he also sent me images as he was printing:) it was really great to see the process:)

...& here it is:)


Speaking of design, the same guy shall be helping me with my "Support Local Farmer" t-shirts:) It is based off of this design :)

....& this is a recent one... who knows what I am going to do with it:)


I am currently doing a ton of work in the garden...tilling, burning, landscaping, rooting with pigs, adding manure, sprouting...all kind of things:) be expecting posts:)

here is a capture to tide over your agrarian needs:)

"We Named Our Children After Trees"

"She Used A Carrot To Hold Up Her Hair"

What are you planting this spring?:)

Long Afternoons, Big dinners & swings hung from trees,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey LAmb