I seek for plant parts with which I can dye and where I can make delicious recipes with. Nettle, the weed we all know, is one of them.
I started to use plant parts to dye cotton with and in the process of finding these materials I try to get more use out of it. Carob is such a thing. Yippee, makes me happy to get multiple uses out of one plant.
Dandelion root coffee is really more of a tea culture, but then again, I am a teatotaller.
The absolute favorite ride of my 5 years cycling through 45 countries was the Atacama desert in Chile.
I am going back in time with this story: being at the end of my 5 year cycling trip, in 2019. I was tired. I needed a stop from cycling and constant moving. I did not know that the farm I halted would bring me a husband. This post is also about a piece of … Continue reading Work-Away at a Paraguayan farm
Being out is a necessity: to absorb and observe the blooming and aliveness.
Thoughts and things of what comes forth from the moments between action and adventures.
Sweltering sweaty days and equal nights where the temperature hovered between 35 and 43 degrees were not the best circumstances to sleep in fully equipped but a very warm room with rickety air-condition. Our friend Marilyn offered us the room at the side of her neatly brick build house for no costs and to keep … Continue reading Pouch Filadelfia
A certain technique, a certain stitch, a certain weirdness about the time we were in (read Covid) was what it took to get this pouch done (even quickly so). My husband and I were so-called hobo’s, vagabonds, homeless. Our dwellings were in the woods of Florida. Our neighborhood consisted of a Health Park for the … Continue reading Pouch Willhopper Road
This pouch has seen exceptional beauty. From sweltering heat to high rising plains. I wanted this pouch to equal that beauty. Of course, pouches can not 'see', yet, the mirrors might.