Category Archives: DIY lifestyle

A visit from the play fairies…

The sun set yesterday on the riotous howling laughter from the gaggle of kids in my sister’s side yard. They wereView full post »

Wood-fired bathtub

Six months deep into our experimental year living in the mountains of North Carolina, we’ve discovered theView full post »

Ordinary Ecstasy

As with any family, sometimes the days in our house are so long and heavy, I think I will crush with the weight ofView full post »

wild horses

This summer, in Beaufort, North Carolina we loaded into a motorboat headed to an island home only to unbrokenView full post »

Wood nettles, fox dreams

wood nettles, fox dreams. Slowing down enough to actually see anything is the hard part. Not to mention hear, feel,View full post »

Rain catchment

Rain catchment Thinking about how we use water  in our landscapes goes along way towards regenerating them. I wanted toView full post »

Cob building workshop north carolina

cob workshop north carolina We have shamefully neglected our precious blog over the past few weeks. The truth is weView full post »

All the wrong answers

picking the weeds This morning my daughters sat on the couch looking intently into the pages of a 1st grade workbook.View full post »

The man who planted trees

It was movie night yesterday, a once a week event at our house since we’re sort of psycho about TV watching.View full post »

Why Permaculture?

Why permaculture? What relevance does it have for our community? How can it benefit us as a whole? What exactly isView full post »

Christmas: To tree or not to tree

emily mccravy photography Since before we had Sadie, our little family has struggled with the tradition of putting up aView full post »

Make pine needle tea

How to make Pine Needle Tea: It’s not often that we recognize the perfection of a moment as it unfolds. Yet, asView full post »

South Carolina Permaculture

This March, with our inspiring colleagues, Nick Tittle and Mari Stuart, Matt and I are changing the landscape of SouthView full post »

I love vermont

I never suspected that Vermont would worm its way into my heart so easily. raspberries fresh produce a tiny handView full post »