Categories: "Sustainable Living" or "Living close to Nature" or "Living off the Grid" or "Small Foot Print"

Yurt Sustainability

by Doreyl  

Yurt Sustainability
As I look out the triangular window of my yurt studio, the light dims and the surrounding mountains begin turning a royal blue. The Blue Ridge Mountains covering the horizon change to splashes of color, adding inspiration to my evening of creating art.… more »

PacK Rat

by Doreyl  

The wind screamed and moaned , whipping around my Yurt studio without rest. Like a ship at sea, the walls of the yurt moved with the wind. My husband Jerry & I paid little attention to the turmoil outside, for we were deeply engrossed in our highly… more »

Use What You Have

by Doreyl  

Years ago in the Western North Carolina mountain community of Tuckasegee there were ministers of good will. Some called them missionaries. The closest one to our family home was Mrs.Farmer. She gathered used clothing discarded by the wealthy folk, and… more »

Kayaking the Waterways

by Doreyl  

Since time eternal, nature has inspired a sense of awe. Every natural event has had some special meaning to native cultures and has been carefully honored. Life education for the natives has depended on knowledge of the elements. This has remained true… more »