Tina Wolf

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I was in IT for programming and report writing.  I'm spiritual, meditate and have written a couple healing meditation books.  I know my first beekeeping mentor through my spiritual pursuits.
I started beekeeping after taking his class.  We had class time and installed a nuc in a hive.  I saw the hive freeze to death that winter in a conventional hive.  There had to be other options so I researched better and found Fyodor Lazutin's original Keeping Bees With a Smile book. I have built them and that's where my bees live now. That led me to permaculture which was a way to feed the bees. Left the IT profession after 2015, sold the house, became a certified permaculture designer and started my own Permaculture Design business, W.E.B. Permaculture. W is wolf, E is eagle, B is bear...all power animals, and the order "web" hints at the soil food web. My son and I named the company.
We couldn't support ourselves with permaculture design alone so I kept studying. Became a Master Gardener and "discovered" irrigation during the last class. Became a Licensed Irrigator and expanded our services to Landscaping, Irrigation, Drainage, and Landscape Lighting. Covid hit and we helped people create gardens and maintain them with working irrigation, drainage and landscape lighting.
My first mentor appeared with my interest in Irrigation. Lionel P. was 80, at the time, and an old ex-farmer. He knows just about everything ... that's my impression, anyway. He trained me in irrigation, installations, repairs, electrical and troubleshooting. Around the same time I met another mentor, Max, who was also around 80 at the time. He taught me how to repair my car, work on wood, work on small engines and about tools. Max's idea of a break is to go from one project to another...obviously, he taught me my work ethic.
In my opinion, it is essential when beginning your permaculture/homesteading/PEP journey.
I love just about every forum on here. Glad to be part of such a wonderful community.
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My company, W.E.B. Permaculture, is partnering with a Permaculture Design Instructor to soon offer a Permaculture Design Course in North Texas. We'll be handing out the Better World Books and the Permaculture Playing Cards to the students.

susan ohlm wrote:The first basket appears to be a finger weaving or Indian braiding technique woven from the handle into the body and adding weavers when needed to obtain the shape and style. The second appears to be a form of netting. I would encourage anyone interested in this kind of thing to watch Sally Pointer's you tube channel. She is an "experimental" archaeologist, although I prefer to use the term "experiential archaeologist" for her and the rest of us in this community. It has been a long time since I wove any baskets, but most start from the base and proceed upwards to the rim and handle. These however are woven "top down" which is unlike "real" basketry.



I love Sally Pointer's youtube channel! Thank you Susan!
4 days ago
Hey Paul,

So sorry to hear you are having to go through all this! I hope you feel better soon!

I couldn't tell what exactly I could help you with if I came out to Wheaton Labs. What, specifically, can I come help with? Do you need help growing your own food? Help in the form of a nurse? Help preparing your food? Do the Boots need help? Do you need help with chores around your place? Please let me know so I can plan accordingly.

Thanks, Tina
Hey Nicole,

Would you consider joining the PTJ in 2024 if we give you a ticket or two? Your facilitation skills sound amazing! I imagine a number of the 40+ 2024 PTJ attendees would really enjoy a "group sit down" with you!

Thanks, Tina
Paul just released this short video of Mike Haasl building roundwood timber stairs. He uses his shaving horse creation to create the dowels that replace nails! His technique looks like the same as building the chairs.

There is a new Giant Log Stairs video on Youtube! It gives a great synopsis...fast motion...of Mike Haasl's Giant Log Stairs build at the Permaculture Technology Jamboree! Mike uses the shaving horse he previously made to prepare the hardwood dowels that he uses to secure the stairs instead of nails. He shows the creation of the saddle notches to secure the log stairs onto the sturdy wood stringers. This is a perfect glimpse into the detail he shares in the Giant Log Stairs movie!


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May Lotito wrote:Similarly, hugel was what led me to Permies and I built a few in 2019 which, in retrospect,  I made many mistakes building. Well the hardwood logs break down much slower than I thought. And the optimism of fertility and drought resistance comes with buried wood made me to neglect caring for those beds as with other growing areas. Now I reserve the spots for wildflowers since they are the only things survived.

Here I dug up one oak log from the 2019 hugel bed. It's only rotting on part of the surface after five years.

Your big heap of soil looks quite dark and fertile. Are the logs rotton down very well too?



That oak could take decades to decompose underground. As it decomposes, it "very slowly" adds nutrients to your soil. Your soil will continue to have nutrients from the rotting wood for years. Maybe just heap some of the soil on top so things have more soil to grow in as it decomposes.
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I watched the Earthing Movie recently. They explain the science behind the grounding that Earthing involves. It's a game changer for me!

That looks like the back of the Macrame Endless Falls Knot.



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