Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Running a close second behind our ceramic career is our job as gardeners for Sour Cherry Pottery. We spend a great deal of time maintaining our little acre of land. My grad buddy Trevor laughed that we didn't have a kiln shed over our train. Well the answer is that most of our money over the last 20 years has gone into the pottery. I never thought I was going to live here for 10 years so the trees and plants were all just an investment in our potter's equity fund. The best money we ever spent was to build our deck on the other side of the house away from the pottery. No matter what time after hours we seemed to be enjoying a glass of wine a customer would pull up with a special guest that just had to see our work. I don't like to turn away business but sometimes ya just need some privacy. Here is a bit of the artwork around the yard- the weather chicken, the stone heron and the old salty carved with a chain saw. The woodies at USU will be eyeballing the bark on that tree. Black Locust not cottonwood!
Not bragging but we live in a growing zone 7B which allows us to grow such things as bamboo. Mine has been struggling with the past cold winters but this year looks like it's taking hold.