Grian is a truly remarkable person. She's a cheerful, energetic, down-to-earth, giving, loving, creative soul who truly embraces "waste not, want not." A puppeteer by trade, she created and runs the Ivy Vine Players, a one-woman puppet theater with a cast of 75 fantastic puppets - all made by hand of recycled and cast off materials. If you ever get the chance to see her perform, take it!!!
She also grows much of her own food in her sprawling garden, raises chickens and turkeys, makes her own wine, built her own cobb oven to make pizzas and bread, and much more. Her house is like a quirky museum - full of beauty and whimsy and unexpected objects and art. Her enthusiasm for life is infectious. Truly.
Read more in my piece for Edible Hudson Valley. If you have a minute, below is a little slideshow of photos I took at Grian's home (the photos in the Edible piece are by my friend and neighbor, Jen May.)
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