Celebrity Instagram accounts are usually crap. You know it. I know it. The blue-checkmarked bewb accounts know it. Their photos can be broken into three categories: selling things, Trump sucks, and “Hey, look at me trying to look like I’m a normal person.” Other celebrities being dumbasses is one of the many reasons Chris Pratt is so refreshing (see Take Notes, Hollywood. Chris Pratt is the Movie Star America Needs.). This weekend, the Prattness shared a story about self-sustenance, living off the land, and the importance of family. Rugged, manly stuff.
Rarely seen by a lot of his celebrity peers.
Another extraordinary day at the farm!! Today we cut down this gorgeous old growth Douglas Fir. 181 years old!! She was struck by lightning and her top had begun to rot. So instead of becoming bug food she’ll be made into furniture for my house in LA! We used a chainsaw mill to cut 5” thick x 20’ long slabs which will be shipped to @nickofferman ‘s wood shop in LA where he will Ron Swanson the hell out of it and make me the dopest table in history fit for a family of Vikings!!! #farmlife #KeAkua
Side note: I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s awesome Ron Swanson is building Pratt furniture. Head toward the light, Nick Offerman. We have punch and pie. And freedom.
This next photo is the important one.
Jack and I share a moment of appreciation on the last day of this amazing tree’s life. Born in 1837 (the same year as “Wild Bill” Hickok!!!) She lived through the civil war, both world wars, the San Juan Island Pig war and more. Mother Nature struck her down. Now this first generation Douglas Fir will be made into beloved pieces of art, mantles and a table from which my family will enjoy moments and meals for, God willing, many generations. I live for moments like these. #farmlife
This is how Pratt, while juggling three franchises (Marvel, Jurassic, and LEGO) which send him around the world and back, stays centered. He remembers what really matters in life: faith and family. And being an awesome man sandwich. Said in a totally not gay way.
Not that being able to send a tree off to a former co-star isn’t awesome in its own right.