31.36 acres

Dreams Move On

July 17, 2019

This is the trailer that started it all, that launched the collection and the dream. I have five vintage trailers now, two long ones and two short ones and one that’s somewhere in between. And I have had a dream of building a little trailer village, a space for eclecticism and retreat. But. It took [...]

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A Box in the Woods – Book learnin’

April 20, 2012

Hellbent on coming up with a plan for my little building in the woods, I ordered up some library books for inspiration. Unfortunately—at least that’s how it seems at this point—the books were not only more disappointing than I anticipated, but the ideas I did glean have spoiled what bit of a plan I did [...]

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In love with trees (etc.)

April 17, 2012

I am so in love with my 30-acre Wood. I’ve always adored this particular piece of land, always found it to touch me somehow. But the more time I spend on it, the more I never want to leave it. I am a little confused and baffled by how good I feel just being on [...]

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W 02732

November 12, 2010

I don’t expect you to get very excited about this … but, this is super cool. A 1958 license plate, for a trailer, Washington state. It’s super cool because 1958 is the year of manufacture of my Streamline trailer, and I could actually use this plate as my for-true license plate if I wanted to [...]

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Timber (Mis) Management

November 10, 2010

These trees are a representative sample of what remains in an area which was clear-cut about five years ago. A man named Mark McBroom bought this property, logged it, and then left. Turn 180° from looking at this clear-cut stand and this is what you will see: These acres were selectively harvested, using practices for [...]

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L’hiver est arrivé

November 10, 2010
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I love my woods

October 25, 2010

I don’t know how I could forget, but I did. I forgot how much I enjoy walking through my woods. Any woods, actually, but right now especially my woods. Funny. Somehow in the last two months I had not gotten up to my 30-acre woods, not until just two weeks ago. Getting “NO HUNTING” signs [...]

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Me Ow

August 5, 2010

Last night I dreamed of a big cat. Well, it was a kitten of a big cat, so it was a big kitten, on its way to becoming a big cat. But it was striped, in golden colors, so it was not the kind of big cat that inhabit my 31.36-acre wood. Those cats are [...]

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Streamline Adventure – Day Four – Off the Grid

August 1, 2010

This morning I follow up on yesterday’s chat with Chris Kroupa, one of Ferry County PUD’s commissioners. He told me about 0% 20-year loans that the PUD (Public Utility District) is making to folks who want to install solar power systems. This is of interest to me because my 31.36 acres is waaaay off the [...]

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The Streamline Adventure – Day One

July 29, 2010

And so it starts. Accidentally, almost. I was contemplating buying this 24-foot aluminum darling, a 1958 Streamline. The interior had been painted several times, and in some sections all the layers of paint had loosened–including the original paint, and so I stood inside the Streamline, peeling paint off and revealing the shiny, virgin aluminum beneath. [...]

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