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You guys really seemed to enjoy the Chose your own adventure fantasy maze, so I thought I'd make a permies/homesteading edition!

Edit: The maze is finished!



It's a very open-ended and open-beginning maze. You can start wherever you want, and go wherever you want. My kids enjoy checking off each activity on the maze, and they keep asking me to print off the maze so they can do this again and again. But there's all sorts of ways you can play it!

It's also a fun way to learn different permaculture and homesteading techniques and activities! Here's a list of things you can find on the maze:

Building:
- Wofati house
- tiny home
- Shaving horse and grind stone
- Hammer & anvil
- Coppiced tree & wattle fence

Animals:
- Rabbits
- Chickens
- Ducks & Geese
- Goats
- Cows
- Sheep
- Bees

Growing:
- Maple trees & maple sap
- Herb spiral
- Keyhole garden
- Hugelkulture
- Composting
- Mushrooms & woodlot
- Polyculture market garden/orchard
- Pollinator garden

Energy/Transportation:
- Bike with trailer
- Solar & wind power
- Rocket stove
- Rocket oven
- Tractor

Miscellaneous:
- Drying herbs
- Well water pump
- Outhouse
- Spinning wheel
- Sewing machine

Also, can you find Paul Wheaton? He's our "Where's Wheaton" :D



/edit
I've got a lot of it drawn, but I still have some space and I'm running low on ideas. I've got room for about 6 more things. Here's what I've thought of so far, but there's probably more/better ideas out there!

- Evergreen trees with mushroom logs
- Compost heap
- maybe something herbal...but how do I depict that to scale?
- maybe or a solar dehydrator
- Horse drawn plow?
- Maple tree being tapped!

I'm totally open to more ideas! Here's the maze so far
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Silly scanner has cropped off a line or two, but you get the picture....
Silly scanner has cropped off a line or two, but you get the picture....
 
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Hahaha, my kids are doing it right now because they saw me scan it in. My son thought the keyhole garden was a beaver hut . Maybe I should work on that one more
 
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Okay, I've added in: tractor, drying herbs, rocket stove, compost pile, mushroom logs, and tapping maple trees. I have room for one more thing!
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Great work! My 6yo daughter has been using the first one for a few days now and really likes it. She suggested maybe a pollinator habitat flower garden for the new one. Thank you for sharing them!

Jim
 
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Thank You, J, for you and your daughter's idea of a pollinator garden. It was just the right size to fit in there! The maze is now complete!

children's maze coloring sheet about gardening and permaculture
The finished maze! To get higher resolution, just click on the maze!
 
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So... you have to travel down a spiral to get to the herb spiral.
Is it wrong that that makes me feel so happy inside?
 
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K Eilander wrote:So... you have to travel down a spiral to get to the herb spiral.
Is it wrong that that makes me feel so happy inside?



Hehe, I totally couldn't resist doing that! I'm glad you enjoyed it, too!!!
 
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I love your illustrations. You could make a book of these and sell them for coin! Or trade them for fresh produce!
 
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Thank you, L! I thought about listing these as a digital market item, but then I thought about all the times I'd downloaded mazes and coloring pages off of the internet for my kids. This seemed like a small way to give back!
 
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These are all so pretty!! Love them!
 
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