What’s in front of you, Putting Out Fires

There’s a wild bird caged in the bathroom. Last night around 8:30 she kept crashing into the large north windows in the pitch black and three cats sat on the deck waiting for her to fall. I scooped up the large blue ladder in the corner of the living room, went outside and set […]

By |October 7th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment|
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    Cider Press, gathering apples…making cider in the Desert…

Cider Press, gathering apples…making cider in the Desert…

Happy Autumn, it’s been awhile since the last post, in fact two months and a ridiculous amount of projects moved forward, life events, permaculture, and many thoughts, so in the next few weeks I’ll be posting what, where & how starting with what we’re up to right now and moving backwards through time to […]

By |October 2nd, 2016|Blog|1 Comment|

Full Berry Moon Month

After last month’s post, Connie wrote to me and said this:

Best thing we can do is grow as much of our own food as possible, shop second hand and forget about the assholes.  I try not to pay too much attention to the lost souls in politics because I figure they are in their […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Blog|2 Comments|

Why I am a recovering Libtard and why your blind side will be blind sided

Best night of my life? Well at least in the top 10, attending the 2008 Election night party at the Showbox in Pioneer Square, Seattle. We won. We changed History. It felt good.

Best lesson of my life? Being used as a Liberal tool and finally coming to terms with how that went down.

Best way […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog|3 Comments|

A Most Beautiful Day

In the early hours of yesterday’s morning I was able to snap this picture.

One moment in the lives of three beings on Planet Earth,

in a Solar System, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy,


in the Local Galaxy Group (Milky Way, Andromeda, Triangulum)

located in the Virgo Supercluster.

So much to think about, so much […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Blog|2 Comments|

Happy Solstice, Chicks!

For a very brief period of time, one week in fact, the rising sun sneaks through the house and lands on an old bridle hanging on the wall of the hallway that leads to the back bedrooms, and the setting sun, on its way to Alaska, finds its way via the patio through the […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Blog|1 Comment|

The Garden of the Heart

Spring has such an interesting energy; methodical, innocent, enthusiastic, grounded, productive, inspirational. When, for whatever reason, we have not laid the groundwork for consciousness this same energy can quickly switch from an ease-full level headed approach to the pushy thrashing bull in a china shop.

That’s OK just start over. Nature helps us reconnect and […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Blog|3 Comments|
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    Permaculture, Patterns, and Practicality meets May’s Mythology, Mushrooms and all things Matter.

Permaculture, Patterns, and Practicality meets May’s Mythology, Mushrooms and all things Matter.

If you’re growing things, May, for all practical purposes is a busy month so when the plane touched down on April 26th from Boston it was time to take stock and get to work. My  private mantra is ‘the best therapy for a working girl is work’ – the kind of quiet, grounded, well […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment|


Will calls me ‘superlative girl’ and rightly so. I returned last night from a business trip in Boston, so I’ve been gone for 6 days. I returned to a scene that has me absolutely awestruck; regeneration on a scale that I could not have imagined four years ago – one year ago to be […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

The Chilgoza Pine; the Gift of Learning and Inclusion

Chilgoza, the word means ’40 seeds’ and describes the number of large edible pine seeds in each cone.

Coveted on the Global market for its flavor and nutritional value, this Pine tree is facing a number of external pressures that may lead to its extinction. The species Pinus gerardiana is found in the Himalayan regions […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment|