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You are what your grandmother ate.
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I mean isn’t it just a big stupid hassle?? As you may have read before, I’ve struggled with Easter in the past, making it feel relevant. For most of my adult life I just ignored it. Once I had kids I kinda had to think a little more deeply about it – so I could […]

Dying Eggs … Why Bother?

March 29, 2018

The principle of biodiversity is at the root of what makes permaculture work. Imagine what it would be like to not have to out-source everything in your life, that everything you need is there for you to make it all work. Everything is close together, one thing extending into the next and you can tangibly […]

Permaculture in Your Life :: HOMEMAKING

September 19, 2014

Permaculture is about diversity. Business is about diversity and turning it into opportunities for growth. Its about one thing being in service of the other and the reciprocity that contributes to village harmony.  All entrepreneurs know that every last skill they have- their diverse gamut of tools gets applied in creative ways in order to […]

Permaculture in Your Life :: BUSINESS

September 18, 2014

Imagine depleted soil in a land parched from a long draught. There might even be a few things growing but nothing is flourishing. A tumbleweed rolls by, carried in the wind. When one part of a whole is lost, the whole eco-system suffers. Whether its in your body or a particular area of  life, healing […]

Permaculture in your Life :: HEALING

September 17, 2014

We all know you can’t live without money. It’s the yield we obtain from our labors. It’s the river. It feeds the whole system and makes everything grow. Money in permaculture is about enough. It’s not about giving up joy for the sake of of obtaining a yield, and it’s not about being so focused […]

Permaculture in your Life :: MONEY

September 17, 2014

Dear Hettie Quackers, Has living on a farm and connecting with the earth helped you understand the meaning of Easter? ~ Dawn This time last year I had a huge epiphany. As Easter was approaching I had been pondering the season and feeling rather uninspired. I didn’t feel like forcing myself into a false celebration […]

Hunt For Fertility

April 24, 2011

Ask Hettie Quackers Q: How do I celebrate Day of the Dead in a way that makes a difference? A: Hettie says, tell them about the altar…. and the Feast. Well, we here at Tierra Soul started building our Day of the Dead altar yesterday. I went down to the basement and brought out the […]

Ghosts at the Dinner Table

October 28, 2010

So, here we are on Easter morning . . . … with our forty-one eggs, ready to make our Quiche and crepes. Problem is that because they were collecting over time in our girls secret spot, we have no idea how old they are and if any of them are rotten! We could blow each one […]

Rotten Egg Test

April 5, 2010