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.

Patio construction and building biomass

In March of 2012 before I moved in we started with nothing – everywhere on the property – as far as the health of the outdoor environs were concerned. It was obvious we had to let the house go in terms of improvements and start with the outside.

The patio space was protected on three […]

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    We will no longer be using Face Plant as a portal to our Website

We will no longer be using Face Plant as a portal to our Website

Hello everyone in this beautiful month of May, when everything here in our slice of Eden is blooming and blossoming. As of today we no longer have a page for Columbia Basin permaculture FB. This was my decision, not Will’s. FB took it down as well as my personal FB page. Apparently this was […]

By |May 14th, 2019|Blog|5 Comments|

Happy New Year: How to clear energies in the home

As we all know, the beginning of the New Year is the time to sketch out our goals, set new intentions for ourselves, and craft the direction we would like to see our lives take as the months unfold. Aim high, adjust as necessary and don’t get caught up in the numbered order of […]

By |January 16th, 2019|Blog, energy, healing|1 Comment|

Weaponizing Language

“Where ideas are concerned, America can be counted on doing one of two things: take a good idea and run it completely into the ground, or take a bad idea and run it completely into the ground.” – George Carlin

It surprises me how many well educated persons don’t understand pattern language and the part […]

By |December 17th, 2018|Blog, Social|3 Comments|


Thesis:  a beginning proposition called a thesis,

Antithesis: (2) a negation of that thesis called the antithesis,

Synthesis: (3) a synthesis whereby the two conflicting ideas are reconciled to form a new proposition.

Bear with me while I attempt to scratch out some of these philosophical approaches to reconciliation.

Thesis: An Industrial Revolution: A proposition that promises wealth […]


‘Don’t be a baby’

– Wednesday Addams

When our arboreal allies let senescence and gravity do their respective jobs – by chucking their leaves to the ground – we know it’s time to go retrieve a load of clean double string straw bales. This year at the last minute I found out our usual guy decided […]

By |November 8th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments|


‘If it weren’t for hot baths and whiskey I’d be a dead man’

– Oregon Rancher

It’s 6:15 AM, Civil Twilight, when I get into my work clothes; boots on, gloves on, Carhartt Jacket and ready myself for the eighteen degree temperature outside. I am the Fairy Godmother of hot water. The food is down and […]

By |November 8th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments|
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    Grow or Die: Economic Entropy & The Legalization of Reefer, Weed, Mary Jane, Pot

Grow or Die: Economic Entropy & The Legalization of Reefer, Weed, Mary Jane, Pot

After demonizing Cannabis Sativa for a good 70 years – what’s with the sudden turn around on policy – especially since that demonization ruined a good many lives; ridiculously long prison terms, confiscation of private properties, and destruction of families followed the trail of ‘punishment’ for growing the ‘gateway’ drug.

So what gives?

I’m not towing […]

By |August 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|
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    Life, death, and love; coming face to face with the Trickster

Life, death, and love; coming face to face with the Trickster

The practice that I experimented with at Wheaton Labs – of having no expectations – worked so well I decided to add another level when I visited Ithaca NY; be present in every moment and treat each person and being you love; as if you’ll never see them again. It was fascinating to experience […]

By |July 31st, 2018|Blog|2 Comments|

full berry moon month 2018

This Year’s Cake?

Why it’s the Jelly Doughnut cake of course!

I didn’t feel like doing a dacquoise cake for all sorts of reasons; there’s too much sugar due to the meringue, it wouldn’t cut correctly for a birthday cake, and would turn into a mess as soon as the jams interacted with the hardened meringue […]

By |July 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|