I get reflective in the fall. As the year comes to an end I like to look back and think about what I’ve been doing. Photos help me do that. I take a lot of pictures and they help to jog my memory.
Upon looking at photos from the past 12 months I realized that I’ve been making much more stuff than I did from 2007-2012 when I was spending most of my creative energy helping students make stuff. I’ve learned to make new stuff and a range of stuff from cheese to fruit-vodkas to simple circuits and electronics.
On the left is some pear vinegar that I made in a vinegar-making workshop hosted by Ithaca FreeSkool. One the right is some goats milk mozzarella. It was fun to learn and the learning has given me a deeper appreciation for the artisan cheese-makers here in the Finger Lakes. Is it possible that learning makes cheese taste even better? I think so!