AntFarm says Bon voyage to Tyler

31 Jul

AntFarm’s very own, Tyler, set sail on Saturday on a trip across the world. He’ll be spending 8 months at sea, traveling the Atlantic on a cruise ship and singing to audiences throughout .

While Tyler will be greatly missed, we welcome his brother, Travis, who is staying in the AntFarms coveted upstairs studio and making his own footprint on greater Los Angeles.

Reused & Improved

9 May

Lightning in a Bottle is just around the corner and the worker ants are busy as bees building La Barra. Due to the Do Lab and LIB’s growing popularity, we will have an additional La Barra location at this year’s festival~ three in total. Being that it’s the AntFarm way to  live the green life, we took advantage of our resources and killed 2 birds with one stone while building this new coffee-slinging shack. The boys spent their smoldering Cinco De Mayo afternoon obliterating the withered backyard fence at AntFarm Acres and replaced it with a much sturdier and puppy-proof one. The old wood is now being used to make our third ALL RECYCLED MATERIAL coffee bar!

To see the final result, come find us at Lightning in a Bottle 2012. We’ll be the ones in the daisy dukes injecting festival attendees with caffeine & homemade sweets.

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Tweet-le Dee…

7 Feb

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Gardening fun in the February sun…

3 Feb

Took some snap shots while lazing in the garden this afternoon.

Green Thumb Project Update

2 Feb

The seedlings are now sproutlings. Into the ground they go!

Robin the Bounty Hunter Captured Jonathan patty

3 Jan

Kalamazoo Michigan the evasive Jonathan Allen Patty was spotted alongside acomplice Brooke Weber on New Years eve and aprehended until new years day. Suspect weighed in at 154 pounds, semi long hair, probably hasn’t had it cut since Los Angeles. The couple was spotted with a 12 pack of Leinenkugels fireside nut brow ale, and a jewelery making kit. They were driving a 1980’s silver volvo that rode low to the ground. For more updates, susscribe to this blog or like antfarmla on facebook!

One egg, two egg, red egg, blue egg!

29 Nov

Acre's Eggs.

We have 3 new winged AntFarmers! AntFarm Acres now has chickens (as well as the chicks over at the OG AntFarm) and these ladies have already began participating in The Green Thumb Project. So far they’ve provided us with some super fresh breakfast scrambles and their droppings have been dropped into the compost pile. Photos of the coop and chicken model shots coming soon… stay tuned.

Green Thumb Project & The Propagation Station

16 Nov

While AntFarm Acres is in preparation mode, seeds have begun sprouting over at The OG AntFarm house. The Chickens and worms have done their part in creating some quality compost, and the propagation station is well on its way. We’ve got winter crops incubating in their pods and mini greenhouses almost ready to plant at the Acres.

AntFarm Acres Green Thumb Project

12 Nov

Behind the AntFarm Acres house lies a large dirt lot full of possibilities. We have decided to take complete advantage of this opportunity by starting a new gardening project and incorporating all of our desires and talents. The abundance of tomatoes and other herbs that resigned in our backyard land have been demolished after a very rewarding and fruitful final harvest. All that remains is a gaggle of rocks and the layout for an even grander garden.

Though it will take some added sweat and tears, we have decided to go about this project striving for efficiency and quality as opposed to timeliness and quantity. Using only the best soil, compost, and organic seeds will be quite beneficial in the long run for food purposes and the garden’s life span.

Many of us AntFarmers are excited to get our hands in the dirt, learn, create, and have fun. Our garden guide is a Master Gardener and good friend, Mark Rice. Mark has been a part of multiple Los Angeles gardening projects including the Huntington Library. The great potential of our project has intrigued and inspired Mark so much that he has offered to lend us his wisdom and man power while the garden goes underway.

As we await the results of our soil test and sift away the rocks from the dirt, we are moving into the design process; discovering which plants work best where, how much sun each plant needs, and  other small yet crucial details. We currently have a blank canvas at our fingertips, and the possibilities are endless.

We can tell this is going to be the beginning of a beautiful project and were looking forward to seeing it take off. If you are ever in the Highland Park area and feel like getting your hands dirty, or just taking a peek at the progression, please feel free to stop by and see you friendly neighborhood AntFarmers!

Where the bayou meets the playa…

5 Nov

Our favourite festival has come and gone once again. Our desert home, the magical land that brought us together all those years ago, where the dream began: Burning Man.

This year we AntFarmers collaborated with some good friends from the South to help create the Black Rock French Quarter. Our main contribution was a rickety old blues shack stationed just to the left of our friend’s elaborate Bourbon St. block. We’re a big fan of living green and being resourceful so we used parts from our coffee shop (see the LIB post) and bar in building the blues shack. This two story lop-sided shelter was full of gadgets and gizmos aplenty including an old-fashioned radio & record player. Our creation became home for many a musician to perform, create, and just jam out from dawn till dusk. It even inspired us AntFarmers to form a band of our own. It was only fitting that the Shack’s bright yellow sign read ‘Music Makes the World Go Round’.

Mr. Blues @ Burning Man 2011

The Shack housed some performing artists once again at the LA Decompression in the Los Angeles Historical State Park (aka the old corn fields). Amongst the pumping house music and elaborate fire spinners and acrobats, you could mosey on over to the AntFarm shack for some down to earth acoustic folk and blues music. Headliners included the Jug or Nots, Grit, The Downtown Train, and the first ever performance of The AntFarm Family Band.

LA Decompression AntFarm stage

Mr. Blues is sure to make plenty more appearances in the festival world. You just might see him at the upcoming Lightning in a Bottle festival bringing his two sides together- coffee & music.