PACHA AND WHAT SHE'S UP TO

Welcome

Graphic designer, Mommy, Adventurer, Artist, Nature explorer, Typography nerd, Fermenter = Purely Pacha

Design Studio

15 Years of Graphic Design. Find my latest projects here - everything from logos and book covers to websites.

Travelogue

Follow my husband’s ongoing travelogue for a vicarious glimpse into our family’s journey from Coastal California to the pastoral family farms of Western Europe.
August 10, 2017
Spanish Village

Raising the Bar: Life in a Spanish village

I’ve been reflecting and reminiscing on the days of early 2016, when we were hustling full time on Craigslist, in the driveway, at the dump, scurrying […]
August 5, 2017
Spanish assimilation

Spanish assimilation: Finding our way home

Our integration into Spanish society has continued with many new and notable milestones. Most members of our family (those with natural European citizenship) now have their […]
July 9, 2017
Spanish village Bar

No Holds Barred: Settling down in a Spanish village

Fourteen months ago we embarked on a journey, an ambitious undertaking many years in the making. We liked to think of it as a voyage of […]

Kitchen

Pacha's Fermentation Station. Here we answer questions like "What's the easiest way to make sourdough bread?" and "What on earth is kimchi?"
March 23, 2016
Finished Loaf

The Easiest, No-Knead Sourdough Bread EVER

It’s been almost a year since my guest blog post about sourdough bread over at Bambu Batu. I’ve made that bread many times since then, and […]
August 10, 2017
Spanish Village

Raising the Bar: Life in a Spanish village

I’ve been reflecting and reminiscing on the days of early 2016, when we were hustling full time on Craigslist, in the driveway, at the dump, scurrying […]
August 5, 2017
Spanish assimilation

Spanish assimilation: Finding our way home

Our integration into Spanish society has continued with many new and notable milestones. Most members of our family (those with natural European citizenship) now have their […]
July 9, 2017
Spanish village Bar

No Holds Barred: Settling down in a Spanish village

Fourteen months ago we embarked on a journey, an ambitious undertaking many years in the making. We liked to think of it as a voyage of […]
June 27, 2017
grain

Natural Farming at Sanillés

For the last year, we have journeyed far and wide to see the world and connect with people from some of the most unlikely places. But […]
May 17, 2017
School in cerdanya

The Gift of Gab: Back to school in Cerdanya

The number of things we’ve learned about on this trip is virtually unthinkable, from the social hierarchy of domesticated bovine to the proper preparation of an […]
May 9, 2017
workaway family departing SLO regional airport May 2016

Q & A: Post WorkAway interview with the traveling family

For the last year or more, I’ve been regaling you with tales and misadventures from the WorkAway road show, from one unique perspective: mine. Now, at […]