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.


You’ll see some of these pics again in upcoming posts when I can give them the introspective stories they deserve but right now, after struggling for a week to encapsulate ALL that’s gone on in a three week period, I found myself having to concede.

It’s not that I want to post all pictures, no […]

By |October 11th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment|

We’re Back!

And back to it; digging ditches by hand (cause we don’t do enough of that already),

cleaning coops, adding another level ‘up’ for the baby chicks (head room – they got a lot taller in 8 days), harvesting seed,

Swiss Chard Seed
drying seed,

Ithaca Milkweed
 Here’s a link to their incredible Milkweed community-wide program:

chopping  & dropping weeds, cleaning […]

And the marathon continues….

We’re pushing pretty hard to meet the deadlines ahead of us. Here’s a schematic of the solar energy wiring


And the rails are going up to hold the paneling, now that the scaffolding is in place.

Glad I wasn’t on that job (rails) it required being inside the upstairs of the old school house that can […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Blog, Tiny House|1 Comment|

Happy Labor Day

This is a story. Its cloth is woven from a variety of sources; environment, love, strength, wonderment, beauty, success and learning (nice way of saying mistakes), reality and compromise.

I want to thank Janice & Dennis for thinking of us these three years later…I had just put a call out to the Universe – “we […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Live Feed June

I woke up from my daily siesta this one being from 2:30pm to 4:30 pm when my beloved woke me up with a smile and said ‘it’s time’ which was fine since a fly had been buzzing me for the last half hour. I looked out the western window and saw two Chukar Northern Bobwhite […]

Jobs in the Iron Age

There lies within you the power you do not even realize you have. You are not powerless, in fact the opposite; you are extremely powerful. The first key to breaking free is recognizing the falsity of time as it has been presented to you. When you understand it is your job to stretch, move […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments|

Food in the Iron Age

Before we share about food, we’re going to talk about reclaiming our humanity. Full Moon in Libra (balance/relationship to all life) is calling upon me to speak out. Two events have taken place since last Wednesday night.

One; we were compelled to travel over the mountains and into the bowels of  a city that still thinks […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment|

Welcome to Columbia Basin Permaculture

Happy Equinox when the relationship between daylight and night dark hours are exactly equal on Planet Earth. This took place at  3:28 AM PST on March 20th, 2017 the position where we are located on the large blue ball we call home. This is the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese Calendar, Uranus […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Blog|2 Comments|

The Devil is in the Details, 2016, a review of sorts

The Devil’s in the Details
A True Story
What does permaculture, addiction, Entropy and the 12 Step program have in common? It turns out everything.
A review of 2016
True story: four years old, standing in our backyard in Laurelton Queens, I had a thought: ‘oh no, not this place again’, call me an old soul, call me […]

By |December 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Before and After, four years into the design

Most appropriate lyrics and music to go with this blog?

Ripple, Box of Rain, Uncle John’s Band

Hi Dawn,
Signed the papers on the property yesterday.  Here’s a picture of it, with lots of fluffy clouds.

= )


Well it’s done then. The telling of a story that one man tells himself when he’s gone and done it; signed […]

By |December 30th, 2016|Blog|4 Comments|