Jocelyn Campbell

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Jocelyn's life is all about balance. Maybe that's why she's an accountant and is such an advocate for keeping our natural systems healthy.
As a child, she perched on branches, collected moss and fungus, caught frogs and snakes, and climbed up into swaying tree forts in her beloved Pacific Northwest woods. Then, as a teenager, she learned that reining in sugar kept her more alert and energetic. These youthful observations grew into passions for walks in the woods, gardening, herbal remedies, and natural parenting with whole and traditional foods. More recently, Jocelyn's interest in the natural and healthy led to all things permaculture and she completed her first permaculture design course in 2010.
Jocelyn enjoys helping 1- and 2- person micro-businesses spend less time on their bookkeeping, or putting on feast nights at wheaton labs (the permaculture community where she lives with her guy, Paul Wheaton), or helping achieve further world domination for the richsoil.com/permies.com empire.
Missoula, MT
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Recent posts by Jocelyn Campbell

Oh, right!! We have a permies.com action figure, thanks to Nicole!!

The Official Permies.com Paul Wheaton Action Figure!

He could even come with a dragon for better superhero adventures!!

And btw, that's a piece of huckleberry pie near his left foot.

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What other fun do you all have for the superheros here and/or social media comparisons?


You see, I'm trying to respond with a hug gob of positive and humor after some recent examples:
  • Faggots, retards, and volunteer moderators
  • You Deleted My Post

  • Most offensive posts are gone before they are even seen by a majority of users. These were left up just to let folks know some of what goes on behind the curtain.

    If any of you use other social media, here are videos that make fun of less well moderated sites. These crack me up and make me very happy that we don't have this kind of crazy on permies.com!!

    Opinion Rhapsody (a Bohemian Rhapsody Parody by Dustin Ahkuoi) - mostly about FaceBook:



    And this classic that Burra alerted us to a few years back, 'Thank You Haters' by Clever Pie and Isabel Fay, mostly about YouTube:





    I admit it, I'm biased.

    permies.com rocks.

    Let's have a little fun AND publicly thank the over 40 volunteers who make permies.com a friendly and incredibly informative place to hang out.

    I saw this meme going around the interwebs about how the characters in The Breakfast Club could represent different social media:


    (found on reddit for posting here, though not sure if that's the orginal source)

    Another meme assigned Pornhub, Facebook, Deviant Art, Twitter, and reddit to the same characters - ha!

    It got me to thinking about what character might represent a permies user. My first thought was Joseph's epic picture:


    from Casie's permies farmer thread.

    What do you think represents permies?

    Of course, permies folks are trying to save the world, so they are a type of super hero in overalls (or utilikilts or plaid or skirts...)
       

    Sometimes, superheros have dark days, (or dark breakfasts). Though all in all, I think most permies here are aware of the wheaton eco scale and we're all doing what we can, no matter where we are in our own path.



    The staff here are superheros in making this an awesome space to hang out. What picture or character would you give them?


    Dave, you post the best happy things. Burra, your most recent post was epic, too. Travis, so awesome to hear a happy slice of family life for you guys.

    Today, I have a quite a few simple pleasures and it's only just 10 a.m.!
  • paul made cowgirl coffee this morning, as he usually does, though I'm often up later, when it has cooled off. This morning, I got up and poured my mug while it was still nice and hot! Ahhh!
  • my brain was awake this morning before 7 a.m. - yes! I was able to do payroll for a wonderful client first thing (and really, all my clients are wonderful).
  • my mini stretching/exercising routine felt really lovely this morning, after a nice hot, hot shower. Plus, after just a week or so, my body feels better and more resilient, and the routine is feeling good - like a happy, lovely thing; not a chore.
  • the FPH RMH fired up easily per usual, and the warmth of wood heat is so, so nice!
  • mmm, breakfast! it wasn't greens and eggs like this, but it was decadent and yummy all the same, (even if I do say so myself about my own cooking!):  basted eggs with fresh sliced tomatoes on top and homemade krautchi on the side, plus GF/sugar-free/DF pancakes with berry sauce (just cooked berries, nothing else). There's even enough pancakes leftover for Paul to make a PB&J with at lunch. We don't eat or have bread around, so this is a special treat. :-)


  • 5 days ago
    I do understand your points about seeds and almonds, Lana. The seeds in the OP recipe are briefly soaked, though I do know some people never eat seeds, nuts or grains without soaking or sprouting them first to remove the anti-nutrients. I've been using seeds on a daily basis to reduce hot flashes (more info here - though I think we had a better discussion elsewhere that I can't seem to find now), so I suppose one could say I find them medicinally helpful.

    I'm so busy making sure other nutritional needs are met that I don't always take the time to soak and sprout. :-/

    Plus, I do agree that chestnuts might be ideal! We don't usually have those available here, and when they are, I think they are $16 per pound (or thereabouts) with the shell on.

    I'm still interested in recipes, too!
    1 week ago
    Ooh, those both look excellent! Somehow, I seem to have run across a lot of recipes online where all the commenters rave about the recipe but haven’t tried it. So it's great to hear about ones that work and your own modifications - thanks!
    1 week ago
    I'm tired of paying too much for crackers that still contain things I'd rather not have right now, like corn, palm oil, or non-organic ingredients.

    I have fallen in love with these crackers, though Paul does not like them as much as I do:

    Jocelyn Campbell wrote:These crackers are SO easy. The hardest part is spreading them out on the pan, which just takes a tiny bit of patience is all.

    Simply mix together the seeds, water and seasonings; let sit, spread, and bake. No food processor, no blender--easy-peasy!!

    Easy home made five seed crackers

    This is a glorious picture from that recipe/blog post, not mine:


    I made them for a dinner party where we invited over some permaculture friends. 4 out of 5 guests asked for the recipe. That has been the consistent reaction - almost everyone wants the recipe!!


    For some reason, making crackers is kind of intimidating to me. So I was genuinely surprised at how easy these are to make.

    I'd love to hear what other cracker successes permies have had.

    Do you make seed crackers that you like?

    Have any cassava flour, or gluten- or grain-free recipes to share?

    1 week ago
    I hadn't heard of the "Holy Trinity" before, though it makes sense, now that you posted about it, Anne. Thanks for this thread!

    I'm with you Su, garlic is a must with the mirepoix, too, though I usually add it very late so it doesn't turn out burnt.

    Gosh, I was reading somewhere - oh, it was Stacy in the scratch cooking burn out thread that she cans mirepoix to reduce prep time for meals. Does anyone else do this?

    1 week ago
    Today, I used my new-found "soak in the good" method (from here) of savoring my homemade five seed crackers. I slowed down, tasted their roasted crunchiness, including the chia or sesame seeds that floated up around and between my teeth as I chewed, and enjoyed their salty, savory goodness.


    1 week ago
    These crackers are SO easy. The hardest part is spreading them out on the pan, which just takes a tiny bit of patience is all.

    Simply mix together the seeds, water and seasonings; let sit, spread, and bake. No food processor, no blender--easy-peasy!!

    Easy home made five seed crackers

    This is a glorious picture from that recipe/blog post, not mine:


    I made them for a dinner party where we invited over some permaculture friends. 4 out of 5 guests asked for the recipe. That has been the consistent reaction - almost everyone wants the recipe!!

    Here are my (less glorious) pics of making a double batch with part flax seed meal for the flax seed portion because I'd run out of whole seeds. I didn't get a picture of the finished crackers.