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Life, Art, Etc…

In which I cover health, the state of me, art projects, and places to make art. I keep meaning to get back to nice, logical, progressive posts about my Arts and Sciences entries, but I’ve been finding myself low on spoons a lot lately. About ten weeks ago I got my first set of botox […]

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Experiments in Dyeing with Lichens

I’ve been collecting wind fall lichens around my yard and on hikes for several years now, so I finally decided to get off my butt and try dyeing with some. I’ve done chlorine tests on a few with mixed results, and eventually figured what the heck, I’ll just try some with the ammonia fermentation method […]

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Goats! Time for plucking and shearing

  It’s is officially the beginning of spring, and time to help my goats off with their winter coats. I have two goats right now, Sigma, a white Angora goat, and Marzipan, red and almond Cashmere goat. Angora goats, like Sigma, have long curly locks, and get sheared twice a year. Cashmere goats, however, grow […]

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Palouse Falls

I finally got a chance to start going through some of the photos I took while traveling to and from Miscon, and decided to share the ones of Palouse Falls in eastern Washington first. The falls are breathtaking, showing a classing PNW array of colorful lichens, but in a canyon in the middle of the […]

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Hiking at Silver Creek Falls State Park with Corgis

Sunday I hiked at Silver Creek Falls State Park with my friends Cat and Jamie and their two corgis. Because we had the corgis with us we eschewed the normal waterfall loop (no dogs allowed) and started up the first dog friendly trail we saw where there was a parking place. The trail started out […]

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Hiking to Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls

A while ago I was sick, miserable, and feeling sorry for myself. Instead of posting about how miserable I was on facebook, I decided to think about happy things and posted a list of¬†activities I would love to do this year. On that list, among other things,¬†were hiking, backpacking, and backpacking for more than two […]

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