‘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|

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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|

Trip to Wheaton Labs Part 2

I have to admit I was ecstatic when the invite from Paul to visit the Wheaton labs came through. We’d wanted to get there for a couple of years now, but never could make it for a variety of reasons. This time when Will mentioned the invite to me I held my breath and […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment|

Happy Solstice Everyone!!!!

What an auspicious day, this June 24th to stop and offer a solstice word or two. Last week I finished banging out a hand fashioned cage of sorts for Ma Barker over in the Orchard Coop to keep her and her brood safe and contained, and wouldn’t you know she nearly beat me to […]

By |June 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments|

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 […]