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 »

old wood stove

At night we read on pillows next to the old wood stove I once hauled out of a chicken house in Vermont. In my earlyView full post »

Some room of our own

There are so many voices in our lives urging us to be faster do more be productive get more degrees get a higher payingView full post »

Reiki Healing Circle, Columbia, SC

Reiki Healing Circle, Columbia, SC Conscious breathing is one of the most essential things a woman can do to get inView full post »

Wild Plant Walks, Columbia SC

Wild Plant Walks, Columbia SC Many of you have been curious as to when we would announce the wild plant walk scheduleView 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 »

Seed Saving

emily mccravy photography In light of the last few decades and the advent of a few corporate biopirates exacting aView 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 »

Love and coon tracks

In the late afternoon shadows of our eleventh wedding anniversary Emily shoves our canoe into the Congaree River.View 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 »

Radical Homemakers

Last week, I realized my 20th high school reunion is coming up. Bubbly older versions of my classmates will approach meView full post »