Sheila

Sheila Grace

About Sheila Grace

The author lives on a 21 acre permaculture farm in Eastern Washington and lives in concert with nature while learning about dry climate techniques.

Redemption and a trip to Wheaton Labs

“Oh Brother let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down, oh brother let’s go down, down to the river to pray” is the song I began singing on the deck at 5am in the morning, the morning we were leaving to visit Permies Wheaton Labs while the scene of Delbert’s baptism played in […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments|

I’m not bipolar, it’s the weather!

I say that because hot weather makes me a tired bitch, but cool weather turns my mood around rather quickly. Now that I’ve self-admitted…

I could not be in a better mood as our area is getting oddball 40’s and night and 60’s during the day – a total blessing for this time of year, […]

There are No Conspiracies

The fact is; no matter how much information I learn, how many degrees come after my name, no matter how rich I become, how humble I am, or how much fame follows me or for that matter how much consciousness I cultivate, that does not guarantee for me or anyone else that humanity or […]

Dat’s Sumpin

Will asks our Chartreux hyperesthesia cast off Dora ‘what is dat? Dat’s sumpin’ – in order to appease her with attention – lest she attack her only white pawed foot as if that’s the reason she may have been cast off from the cat factory.

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I went outside to her area the other day to see […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Blog|1 Comment|

Big Tent Circus!

Everybody loves a circus!

Clown show, Kabuki warfare, Monty Python Ministry of Silly (Bombing), Midgets, Marx Brother’s, Jackass 1 -7, and Pee Wee’s Playhouse all rolled into one giant production!

Do I take my coffee black at Starbuck’s or ask for it dark & bitter like my ex-relationships? That might include, of course, my participation in […]

By |April 21st, 2018|Blog|1 Comment|

Gratitude, Grace & Consciousness

The thunderstorms rolling through here have been exquisite, kissing the ground with moisture and helping everything turn green. Every time it rains I feel gratitude.

So, now we know – from blow job Billy, to Texas darn tootin, Chicago slick and smooth, to the NYC Agent Orange golum of greatness what we can expect from […]

By |April 14th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment|

Have Courage; Make Beauty where you are

In 1999 I was sitting in Apache Junction Arizona thinking about my life and future prospects while I gazed halfheartedly over the interior of our second hand RV. We were called ‘full timers’ in the language of those who chose to live full time in homes of this sort. The Itasca Suncruser had been […]

Fight Club

I have a tradeoff I’ve come to accept. In life, everybody gets one. I suppose in the end; it’s what a person chooses to do with the balance between the two that counts. Mine is interesting. In exchange for family comforts, a kind father, a walk down the aisle, children, a consistent career with […]

Don’t get hooked…here fishy fishy

I was inspired to write this post, in part, because although the Chinese year of the dog has arrived, we are also entering the solar month of Pisces, which like all signs has it’s up sides and shadow sides. Compassion, creativity, and dreaming are the upsides, escapism, self pity, delusion and illusion are the […]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Blog|1 Comment|

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day.

This morning I woke to my secret wish fulfilled – ½ inch of precip in the form of snow which equates to ‘just’ under 4” of snow; which is why we rescheduled our Valentine’s hike for yesterday under blue skies, 39o, and no wind for yesterday!

A good oil-skinned coat (Outback Trading co.)

and […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment|