So, the order of business around the garden of late has been the chicken shack. With a “stem wall” of cinder blocks cured, I moved onto the post connectors. I am an amateur builder and really like to lean into the amateur ethos — in my mind the pursuit of a task grounded in exploratory joy and not for money. This is freeing since it allows space for good ole fashion fuckin’ about. Some of these building shenanigans are just for fun, some are based in thrift, others are appropriations of techniques I’ve gleaned sitting around on construction sites as a landscape architect or watching “how to” videos on YouTube in languages I can’t comprehend.
I live for these lovely chunks of prose