Taking care of business.

by elli on September 1, 2013

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My garden needs so much work this week. I need to get with the program and get things harvested and drying/preserved soon or I’m going to be hijacked by autumn this year.

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Your Weekly Dose of Calm

by elli on August 28, 2013

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How To Fold A Sweater. (Among Other Things)

by elli on August 27, 2013

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In case you’re going camping, and you were being held back by the proper Boy Scout approved method of folding a sweater or jersey, The Art Of Manliness has your back.  There are sixteen total tips they’re sharing from a 1911 Boys’ Life magazine, ranging from the practical (like this one) to the totally bizarre (digging a trench for your calves when you’re eating outside) to the I’m-pretty-sure-this-is-unlikely (making a loop if you’re ever stranded on a rope).

The illustrations are worth the price of admission.  Go see.

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In the north

by elli on August 26, 2013

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All of a sudden, now that we’re in the North in the class I’m taking, I’m seeing people in my paintings, where it was only animal guides before.

This is interesting.

(Also, testing the WordPress app for the iPad, to see if I can update on the fly. There may be much more blather soon.)

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Just the Sun {nerd alert}

by elli on August 26, 2013

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There’s a little part of me (little but loud) that says that if I could pick up one of these from GoalZero ($329 msrp), that I could totally travel the countryside by bike or something, living in a tent from campground to campground, and still be connected to the outside world.

Granted, that fails to take into account the fact that I’m a pretty pretty princess and would get tired of sleeping on the ground after a few days (most likely) and would cry if there were large bugs.

Maybe car camping.  (Though the gas would kind of negate the whole off-the-grid benefits.)

(Also, this thing weighs more than 13 pounds, which would make backpacking/biking unpleasant. It’d be like carrying my smallest dog on my back all the time.  Which, frankly, I sometimes have to do, because he’s needy.  Beside the point.)

Also:  I still have too much stuff.

Must remedy this soonish.

(Can you tell I haven’t had nearly enough coffee yet today to be coherent?  Why, yes.  Yes, you can.)

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maize’s wooden hangers?

by elli on August 26, 2013

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Oh, but yes.

This is so happening in this house. I’ve been gathering twigs for dreamcatchers anyway, so it’s just a half-step and a saw-cut away from having a closet full of forest.

via Maize Hutton, who has a very pretty blog.  (photo credit is all Maize.)

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{quote} Thoreau, again.

August 25, 2013

It’s always Thoreau Time ’round here.  Or Emerson.  I think I’m a transcendentalist, born in the wrong time. We need the tonic of wildness…we require that land and see be indefinitely wild… we can never have enough nature. -H. D. Thoreau I’m really thinking my word for 2014 is going to be “wild”.  It just […]

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fifteen second vacation

August 25, 2013

via Adventure-Journal.com Your fifteen seconds of utter Yellowstone bliss. Where’s my tent?

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p.s. Holistic Mornings

August 24, 2013

  By the way, after my realization that the Ubiquitous They is kind of, well, right, I found this class coming up from Jessikat and I’m really tempted to find a way to participate. (It’s day seven or so of not checking email or getting all electronic with it first thing upon waking up, and I […]

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Meditation? Journey? CTFD?

August 24, 2013

I’m in this group of women (all of whom, I believe, are younger and far more motivated than me, but I like being around them because I learn a ton from them), who are all doing a meditation challenge for the month of August. I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to participate fully […]

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