Nicole Alderman

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Five acres, two little ones, one awesome husband, 12 ducks (give or take), and a bunch of fruit trees and garden beds. In her spare time, Nicole likes to knit, paint, draw, teach kids, make fairies & dragons, philosophize, and read fantasy. She doesn't HAVE spare time, but does like to fantasize about it!
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Recent posts by Nicole Alderman



1 deck of the permaculture playing cards!

52 poker size playing cards introduce sustainable living as a gift to organic gardeners, including cards for:
  • Sepp Holzer, Bill Mollison, Ruth Stout, Masanobu Fukuoka, Mike Oehler, Art Ludwig
  • Greywater, Rocket Mass Heater, Hugelkultur, Bamboo, Allan Savory, Willie Smits, Fungi, Jean Pain
  • Natural Swimming Pool, Chickens, Pigs, Ben Law, Electric Tractor, Honey Bees, Mason Bees, Trees
  • Food Preservation, Compost, Wildcrafting, Food as Medicine, Food Forest, Solar Food Dehydrator



  • hugelkultur playing card rocket mass heater playing card bugs soil permaculture playing card

    4 minutes ago



    2 decks of the permaculture playing cards!

    52 poker size playing cards introduce sustainable living as a gift to organic gardeners, including cards for:
  • Sepp Holzer, Bill Mollison, Ruth Stout, Masanobu Fukuoka, Mike Oehler, Art Ludwig
  • Greywater, Rocket Mass Heater, Hugelkultur, Bamboo, Allan Savory, Willie Smits, Fungi, Jean Pain
  • Natural Swimming Pool, Chickens, Pigs, Ben Law, Electric Tractor, Honey Bees, Mason Bees, Trees
  • Food Preservation, Compost, Wildcrafting, Food as Medicine, Food Forest, Solar Food Dehydrator



  • hugelkultur playing card rocket mass heater playing card bugs soil permaculture playing card

    5 minutes ago


    1 deck of the permaculture playing cards!

    52 poker size playing cards introduce sustainable living as a gift to organic gardeners, including cards for:
  • Sepp Holzer, Bill Mollison, Ruth Stout, Masanobu Fukuoka, Mike Oehler, Art Ludwig
  • Greywater, Rocket Mass Heater, Hugelkultur, Bamboo, Allan Savory, Willie Smits, Fungi, Jean Pain
  • Natural Swimming Pool, Chickens, Pigs, Ben Law, Electric Tractor, Honey Bees, Mason Bees, Trees
  • Food Preservation, Compost, Wildcrafting, Food as Medicine, Food Forest, Solar Food Dehydrator



  • hugelkultur playing card rocket mass heater playing card bugs soil permaculture playing card

    6 minutes ago



    2 decks of the permaculture playing cards!

    52 poker size playing cards introduce sustainable living as a gift to organic gardeners, including cards for:
  • Sepp Holzer, Bill Mollison, Ruth Stout, Masanobu Fukuoka, Mike Oehler, Art Ludwig
  • Greywater, Rocket Mass Heater, Hugelkultur, Bamboo, Allan Savory, Willie Smits, Fungi, Jean Pain
  • Natural Swimming Pool, Chickens, Pigs, Ben Law, Electric Tractor, Honey Bees, Mason Bees, Trees
  • Food Preservation, Compost, Wildcrafting, Food as Medicine, Food Forest, Solar Food Dehydrator



  • hugelkultur playing card rocket mass heater playing card bugs soil permaculture playing card

    8 minutes ago
    This one is for Opalyn to certify, since anyone with a Sand Badge in that aspect can certify BBs that they've already completed

    Opalyn wanted to see how to certify BBs, and since this is one she's done, and I haven't done, I figured it was a good excuse to teach my kids how to take buttons off of clothes! (On second thought, what have I just done?! Hopefully they won't go removing buttons off of perfectly good clothes!)
    33 minutes ago
    I'm going to try to get the sales threads for 1 deck and 2 deck today. We'll see how much time my kids give me. But, the shipping cost for a deck is sadly very high (shipping costs keep getting higher. When I mail my small, light needle-felted creations, they cost $3-6 ship. It's crazy! And a deck of cards is a lot heavier than my felted creations.)
    2 hours ago
    I think I found what you're talking about: https://permies.com/wiki/148155/pep-textiles/Sewing-machine-maintenance-PEP-BB. I hadn't realized having a sewing machine was a requirement for the textile badge, or that you had to have a manual. I see you made the BB for the sewing machine maintenance, and I'm not seeing anyone adding in the requirement for the manual. I'll see what more I can find out!
    12 hours ago
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    Inge hasn't earned the Straw badge, either, and she's not staff. And she was able to certify a Straw Level badge, so I'm thinking you should be able to too. This is all rather exciting!
    12 hours ago
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    Opalyn Rose wrote:Posted for review:
    https://permies.com/wiki/152215/pep-textiles/Sew-Skirt-textile-straw-sew#1191287
    This one has a requested edit in bold and I'm hoping you might have some ideas for the how to earn 3 instead of 2 points section.  I hope I worded it well so that it won't need changing if the points change.

    I'll add it to the Textile Badge Page soon.



    I've never made a skirt before, but I'd think something with pleats, embroidery, ruffles, pockets, lots of panels, and/or layers, etc would get 3 points. But I'm not sure exactly where the line is drawn...
    14 hours ago
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