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.

Pockets & Islands

Pockets and Islands…

After writing the Labor Day blog and on my way to sleep for the night Will & I got into a discussion that wrapped itself around the latest events of Harvey, Irma and the fact that the West was on fire. Maria hadn’t even happened yet.

There are good reasons for my choice […]

By |December 5th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment|

Green Day, the values we love

Wow, what a visit. Over the mountains (and through the hills) ….nothing like it to stir up inspiration and heap on gratitude like a trip to the West side.

My head is reeling from taking in all of the goodness and all of the insanity that goes on ‘outside’ in the world. We wanted to […]

By |November 26th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment|

Mud Day

Saturday was mud day. My nick name is superlative girl (usually) so I’ll take the liberty of saying when we saw the size of the pump truck all I could think was “spectacular” and “hydraulics they’re amsome”. I love mud and it shows.

Right up front – I’m not anti-technology and that should be clearly […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment|

A Question of Balance

Happy Samhain Everyone

I got around to penning this in October when Libra and her various partnered planets began to aspect one another, and thus reveal the ideas of balance and potential challenges to balance. I have a lot to learn about balance. I’ve never been that great at it. Don’t know if it’s an […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Stuff

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: http://cyradiogroup.com/2016/05/12/code-name-monarch-press-release/

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|