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SQUASH BLOSSUM - 1 OF 3 SISTERS SERIES
Approx 30"T by 30" diameter
single fired unfinished ceramce to be finished in a smoke fire
with indigenous encaustic cold finish technique


THREE SISTERS COMPANION
PLANTING
is an ancient method of
gardening planting corn, beans, and
squash crops simultaneously in the
same growing area, typically a rounded
mound of soil.

Corn is the oldest sister.
She stands tall in the center.

Squash is the next sister.
She grows over the mound,
protecting her sisters from weeds,
shading the soil from the sun
keeping it cool and moist.

Beans are the third sister.
She climbs through squash and then
up corn to bind all together
as she reaches for the sun.

Beans also help keep the soil fertile
coverting the sun's energy into nitrogen
filled nodules that grow on its roots.
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