or those visiting for the
first time, welcome to Stonemice.
Sharing a passion for design and building by hand.
Growing up around a community that celebrated independent thought and cold weather, nearly everyone I met was either building, planning, or designing, houses with one thing in common. Handmade.
Interesting that it takes a grid-locked economy to suggest these techinques are "cool" again,
while they been in use for centuries around the globe, or hidden from view.
My husband Jeff is very project oriented and with both us working with this enthusiam, we've been able to complete our 5th restoration which features Italian stuccos, and American Clay here in Calumet, Michigan.
One creation that remains as mysterious and functionable as ever,
is the native american indian tepee which I lived in, and built, for over ten years.
Our latest green project in Calumet, Michigan: 2010
Lily's Organic Market and Cafe, 1921 General Store: 2008
Stone Farm House Stonehouse Project 2000-2005
Bohemia Printing Northern Michigan's 100% Ecological, Ever- Expanding, Screen Printing Company
and the Home of...
A j ~ F I S C H E R ' S
M U S I C ~ S I T E
Performance Guitarist & Composer
A Music Story
||"Took myself a little trip out
there on the road. Minnesota
once Lakota - riding the plateaus.
And I dreamed of Indians out there fighting for their lives, thought about the pioneers.
Gets awful cold out there at night...."
9th Book of Songs
What's on the Spinner:
After 13 summers of building and living in Tipis,
May 5, 6 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower.
The Eta Aquarids are a light shower, usually producing about 10 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower's peak usually occurs on May 5 & 6, however viewing should be good on any morning from May 4 - 7. A thin, crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what could be an good show. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Aquarius. Best viewing is usually to the east after midnight, far from city lights.
Leave no Trace
Invest in Good Reading
Aj's Kayak: P & H
Aj & Jeff in Snowbound Calumet
Co-op America Quarterly
Independent Media Center -
Alger County Upper Peninsula, Michigan
State Parks -Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region
Lake Superior Kayaking Adventures
Lake Superior Weather Report
McCormick Wilderness Area
Black Feather Kayaking
Dania Beach Garden
Melrose Lake House
Upper Michigan Stone Farm House
Lily's of Traunik: 1922 General Store Restoration
Italian Restoration in Calumet : For Sale !
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Dallas & Austin TX
Traverse City, MI
Jekyll Island and
St. Simon's Island, GA
Pasadena, San Francisco,
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Where I lived in Alaska
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