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.

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|

Down the Toilet

It’s been an interesting three weeks. Yes, we hosted the flu at our house – and a virulent one it was. Not having been sick with a monster like this one for well over a couple of decades, and neither one of us having had so much as a cold in the 7 years […]

By |February 8th, 2018|Blog|3 Comments|
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    Rain catchment, The Cistern, old & new technologies, winter projects

Rain catchment, The Cistern, old & new technologies, winter projects

Couple of Winter time projects…

We finally got around to replacing most of the old electrical outlets, I worked upstairs in the loft and Will worked downstairs and after an hour we were done with that project. The rest of the loft – library is coming along  too, little by little. Got most of the […]

Fixed it!

In March of 2017 ‘I thought it would be a good idea to buy a different type if chicken…I thought this is what I wanted because I thought I wanted my chickens to be free range and self-sufficient as possible. I thought. We picked up the 14 little darlings, brought them home and by […]

By |January 17th, 2018|Blog, chickens|1 Comment|

Back on track

Ok, let’s get this permaculture train back on track. First hike of the year took us to Crab Creek

hey look there’s our house!

Next up: set the dry erase board for 2018. Look different? Should. (I said should) – it’s missing the headliner from last year: “projects delayed due to the Tiny House and Wild […]

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|