Monday, January 23, 2017

WISCONSIN SUMMERS: A TRIP TO HIPPIE TOM'S SERENDIPITY FARM AND THE FAKE TOWN OF UNIONVILLE

Hippie Tom's Serendipity Farm 6404 Marsh Rd, Waterford, WI 53185

Over the years of junkin' to support my assemblage art, I have run across Hippie Tom at the St. Martin's Fair, the Waterford Balloon Festival and other places where junk is sold.  Oddly, I have never made a trip to Serendipity Farm but that was rectified the Memorial Day weekend of 2017 when I attended his annual sale.  

Hippie Tom has been featured on American Pickers and you can watch the episode at the American History channel site.  
















Unionville
Highway 22  Symco, WI 54949

From their website:  Unionville is a collection of replica buildings that date back to the 1800's. There is a General Store, Black Smith, Harness Shop, Bank, Fire House, Church, Saloon, Print Shop, Feed Mill and Saw Mill. We also have the largest collection of operational Fairbanks Morris engines in Wisconsin. There are many antique tractors, equipment and related items that take you back to a time when things were simple.


























Friday, January 20, 2017

Punk Fiction, Book Seven: We Walk Forever to the Doors of Guilt

We walk forever to the doors of guilt
Weldon Kees, After the Trial

For Book Seven in the Punk Fiction workshop led by Michael deMeng on-line, I decided to make a book out of wood with the intent of making the heaviest book structure I could.