Seed Balls of Blooming Bliss

One of our ongoing projects of learning and doing here at CopperMoon has been our efforts at gardening. We have experimented with raised beds, companion planting, The Three Sisters method, Square-Foot Gardening, keyhole beds and more. There were a couple of years of HUGE squash and corn patches. There was even one year of primarily […]

‘Twas Always Thus

Today, while waiting to launch our boats on the Skykomish River, Tom asked me why I haven’t been paddling recently. I explained with my well rehearsed Saga of the Cob Sauna, complete with full orchestration and five part harmony. Tom then asked me an unusual question. He said, “What is most challenging about cob building?” […]

Trees In The Forest

I am building a database of trees and shrubs that I need to pay attention to or prune throughout the year because, every year, I forget at least one of them. It is interesting to note that, not counting the surrounding forest, we have 33 different trees/bushes that need attention. No wonder I forget some! […]

Elevator Pitch

Here is the scene: you enter an elevator in downtown Seattle. Just before the doors close, a hand slips between them and stops them from closing. The doors open to reveal Bill Gates who joins you for the elevator ride to the 13th floor. You now have about one minute to introduce yourself and your […]