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ÍY SȻÁĆEL; Diane TŦE NE SNÁ. NIȽ NE ILĆÁLE ĆSE LÁE EṮ France, Scotland, I Wales: W̱ENITEM SEN. OMET SEN AȽE TŦE ÁLEṈENOȻS W̱SÁNEĆ. SȻUȻEL SEN; JI,IĆEL SEN.

I acknowledge with respect the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, in whose unceded homelands I live, work, and grow. I recognize my responsibility to decolonization, healing, and reconciliation. I am learning: to take action with respect for all peoples and to make progress toward equity in word and deed; to care for these lands and waters so that they are healthier tomorrow than they are today; to erode the colonial lens and make way for resurgence and revitalization. HÍSWKE SIÁM to the strong people whose perseverance has given us all the chance to do better.

Gratitude and pickles

I live in a lovely warm home, full of laughter, good smells, and crafts. My partner and I are lucky: although we rent an apartment in an urban environment and next to a busy road, this is a truly beautiful location, near ocean, creeks, forests, and farms. Geese and eagles fly overhead and there’s nearly always a breeze blowing through nearby trees.

Someday, we’ll live in a small home and be stewards of a larger piece of land: a gorgeous, organic permaculture system that’s as close to self-sustaining as we can make it. In the meantime, our sunny balcony is a jungle of food plants, the warm top of the freezer is a fermentation festival, the mushroom farm lives under the desk, and my loom hangs in the hallway when it’s not in use.

This blog is the story of our urban homesteading adventures, as we build up our skills for our someday-and-forever home. If we can help to inspire you, so we can all help to leave this world healthier than we found it, then we will have succeeded. This life is enriching, rewarding, constantly evolving, full of learning, and always fun …so come on in and join us! 🙂

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