Jeanette Larson, my beloved other… er, better… half spends a lot of her time at the Ozark Folk Center. But...
Sweep In coming up quickly
Drum roll, please… new dates for 2013 SweepIn set
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What we have is small - just 5 acres - but it's enough to raise a few goats, some chickens, some sheep, a retired horse, a guardian llama, dogs, and cats. We also spend some time experimenting with different gardening methods.
Our animals provide us with milk, eggs, fiber, and entertainment.
Our gardens provide us with herbs, vegetables, and soon, a few fruits.
We've been making things by hand for a long, long time. Jeanette started when she was 8 and her grandmother taught her to crochet. Elena started, basically, at birth. Shawn has been drawing and sketching and whittling as long as he can remember.
Jeanette still weaves and crochets and exhibits her products at the Arkansas Craft Guild.
Shawn's been a geek and a nerd since long before being a geek and nerd was considered a good thing. He's tinkered with computers and gadgets as long as he can remember.
Somewhere along the way, he learned to code and design.
These days, after all the handicrafting is done, he likes to settle down and unwind in his easy chair with his laptop, his iGadgets, his 'Droid tablet - well, gadgets all over the place, really - and design websites. He's done work for local individuals, businesses and state agencies, too.
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