How-To How-To

If you have any interest in tools, woodworking, or construction, then you’ve probably seen those how-to articles or videos featuring a clean, well-dressed person working in a spotless shop. They have cabinets full of immaculate tools and every form of material necessary for their project within arm’s reach. Their project demonstrates dove-tails, eagle-tails, hen’s teeth, […]

Shinrin-yoku – Woo-Woo or Yahoo?

Disconnecting from our everyday lives is not something we do often, even though we know it’s good for our well-being to step away and de-stress. If you’re anything like me, you try, with occasional success. I make a rule that I won’t check Facebook for a week. Which becomes, ok, maybe just today. And then, […]

Crossing Streams

It is fascinating to me when skills from one arena of my life transfer to another arena. In my climbing days, my knowledge of knot tying from fishing was very useful. My knowledge of rope work and subjective physics (AKA not falling off of the mountain) from climbing has come up useful in many of […]

Swarm!

Well, that was exciting… our bees swarmed this morning!  Lightfoot walked outside to start plastering and thought, “what’s that noise?”  They settled on our willow tree, and we captured it, due to the heroic efforts of Lightfoot and Josie. Lightfoot captured the swarm, and Josie cut the branch, with the swarm inches from her face…eep! […]

Cob Fairy House Building – Come to our next Jamalot June 12, 2016

Date: June 12, 2016 Time: 10am-2pm Class starts promptly at 10am! Please show up on time so we can really dig into the process. Registration deadline: June 5, 2016 Registration: Sign me up! Cost: Free! Come satisfy the kid in you and play in the mud!  Sculpt cob and/or plaster into a whimsical  Fairy Tiny […]