Basemap for Project Property

Our assignment for class this week was to create a basemap for our permaculture design property. This is right up my alley, and I’m excited to give it the attention it deserves, however, I am out of town for this one, and away from key software programs that I need to create a good, crisp,…

Noticing Patterns!

This week’s Permaculture lesson related to the repeating ever-present patterns exhibited in the natural world. Of all the infinite possibilities, you can lump just about everything into these seven patterns: Branch, lobe, spiral, net/web, scatter, wave, holon (think fractal), and Overbeck jet (think eddies in a river) This works on all scales, from the cellular…

Getting Acquainted with Interior Alaska

Because I want to become more connected with where I’ve decided to settle down, and I want to learn much more about how the ideas of permaculture can be applied to this unique environment, I’ve signed up for an online permaculture course put on by the Alaska Cold Climate Permaculture Institute based out of Eagle…

Homemade Marshmallows!

So it’s wintertime here. In fact, it’s been winter for a few months already. Thus, it’s high time someone made gigantic amazing homemade marshmallows to put in the hot cocoa we drown our dark cold sorrows in. This was not my idea – I got the recipe from my Taproot magazine, which you should subscribe…

Year of the Dog

For one reason or another, I’ve never wanted kids. It’s just not in my wiring. But something that I’ve always dreamed of, something that I always knew I needed in the very depths of my core, was a dog. We didn’t have pets in my family growing up, and my nomadic nature made responsible pet…