Turning the Corner into November

An Autumn Garden Inventory

Last of the zucchinis
The last of the Great Zucchinis.

We now turn the corner into November. Thank goodness we got all the tomatoes and zucchinis harvested! How could there be such a difference from one day to the next? We can feel the change in the air.… Read more

All Hallows’ Magic in the October Garden

Rain!

September 8, 2017:

Willow room in September

Rain! The sound is thunderous on the canvas roof of our pop-out camper. My husband and I are like a couple of kids in the summer, camping out in our own backyard. We huddle in our bags in part wonder and a whole lotta gratitude that we have such a fancy “tent” in such a downpour.… Read more

Travels in Ecuador

We did something drastic this February to escape those drizzly grey days so typical in the Pacific Northwest: we ran away to Ecuador. Some might say that was a bit extreme…and indeed it was, in every way imaginable.

Why Ecuador? For the ecological diversity, the culture, the climate, the coffee, the chocolate… to name a few good reasons.… Read more

Victory Gardens for Change

Man tilling soil in his victory gardenThis blog is not intended to be a political commentary – and yet, in light of recent events here in the U.S., how can it not be – and as a citizen of the world on this lonely planet Earth, how can we not become political – or at the very least, outraged — when we witness so much destruction that could mean the end of our very existence?… Read more

Permaculture Resolutions (and Where Do We Go from Here?)

Happy New Year, Permaculture Resolutions, and Where Do We Go From Here?

Willow Room on January 1
It is a cold and windy January 1 in the Willow Room.

I have never understood why January 1 is the day we mark off an old year and decide we are starting a new one.… Read more