Rio Rose wrote:Jen
Do you know what the small bumpy-leaved plant coming up amongst the purple flowers that you posted are? Looks sort of like nettle, but not.
Rio Rose wrote:I've been really enjoying following along your journey at Wheaton. You let us see more than just the doings, to the inside of things. So thank you! We are doing similar things up north of you near the Canadian border (still US). It is a bit wetter but kin country just the same. Though we are just two plus a pup, on twenty wild off-grid acres with a little creek spilling through. We're people who don't love crowds and we don't mind our own company (most of the time), one the main reasons we are where we are. And yet there are consequences to living outside of your society. When I think of all we want to accomplish here, sometimes it seems our two hands and minds are just not enough. Sometimes we get stuck in our own heads, with no-one to help bounce us out. Sometimes a simple job becomes a downward spiraling mess for lack of helping hands. Which is one of the reasons that I find Wheaton Labs and Permies so fascinating. And helpful, too, even to those of us on the periphery. We are all learning together. I wish you all of the good things.
Orin Raichart wrote:Glad to see people working in Ant Village! You two definitely have some resources on that plot....and it's nice to have your own team of two right out of the gate
Orin Raichart wrote:On happy rumors and such.... seems I've gotten my hands on a solar panel or two and am waiting on a 280Ah LiFePo battery and a bms...but an exact arrival date in Ant Village is a murky art of discernment
Jen Tuuli wrote:You're right, actually. It's purple deadnettle.
Jen Tuuli wrote: Your message touched me. The little you mentioned of your place sounds wonderful. I miss having dogs and would so love to have one in my life again, but now doesn't seem to be the time. Give your pup extra kisses for me.
Jen Tuuli wrote: Sometimes it definitely feels constricted with just two people, but after being here in a large group trying to make decisions.. maybe two people isn't as bad as it seems. Maybe ask the pup for advice from time to time. I do that occasionally with my kittehs, and sometimes it's helpful just to say things out loud to somebody else to be able to work through a thing. This forum is also pretty good at floating ideas if you want outside opinions, and even if you don't. Maybe you can stop by sometime and visit. There's lots of forest to get lost in if you want to get a good wander in, but it sounds like you could probably do that up at your place. I hope someday to have my own wild place to wander in.
Rio Rose wrote:All of the kisses and pats for Kedz pup, plus extra -check! She thanks you. Currently cutting off the circulation in my foot and snoring- our fifty pound lap dog! Hope you have some puppy love come into your life when you need it.
Rio Rose wrote:Your words had me chuckling and remembering a former life with far more people in it. We used to call it herding cats- trying to get everyone in our sphere on the same page and moving in the same general direction. With humans as with cats, it’s a tough row to hoe. Someone is always up a tree or chasing birds. Life really is all about balance! May we both find it in our respective worlds. It sounds to me like you are well on the path to your own wilds to wander, inside and out. What a beautiful thought.
Rio Rose wrote:PS. I may actually not be fit for public life anymore. I talk to myself, the dog, the birds, my plants. Even the stones and I have it out. To the point where I continue the conversations when in town. J is forever tapping me on the shoulder when I'm alone in some grocery aisle and asking, 'Who are you talking to? You look like a crazy person.' Yep, pretty much.
Greg Martin wrote:Jen, this one looks really nice but....
(thought you might get a kick out of this)