May 22, 2017 - This weekend was awesome. It started Saturday with a run to the insurance agent to “finally” insure the motorcycles, and that was followed by a not-too-short and not-too-long ride to remind myself that this machine is a very, very different animal from the little scooter that runs me around town. It was nice [...]
One of our new garden residents, a shy band tailed pigeon. Native to the West Coast, but shy and not frequently seen, our new bird feeder has coaxed them down from their hidden perches high in the cedar trees. A few weeks ago we looked out and could see the crappy little feeder that we [...]
October 3, 2016 - I love the way the boggy areas turn such warm vibrant hues when fall arrives. The greens fade and leave shades of gold behind. The tannin filled water reflect it all back and make the scene twice as spectacular. Today was a travel day. Up early for the ferry to the [...]
April 22, 2015 - I was out in the field all day today but when I got home I was lucky enough to find a tiny patch of sunshine left in the yard. Given the day, this seemed appropriate. Happy Earth Day.
January 10, 2015 - Atlantic salmon has become vilified in many circles because it is farmed. So many people take a position that Atlantic salmon is somehow a terrible meat product. It's not. That position, in most cases, is one taken out of ignorance because too many people believe the wrong information sources and/or let [...]
I bought some couch pillows yesterday, and the woman behind the counter was not only irritated when I refused the great big plastic bag, but she tried several times to stuff my pillows into two anyway. Eventually I told her that I didn't want to be responsible for throwing the plastic away, I didn't need it, my [...]
How cool would this be!! At first I was thinking, no way, would only work for six months of the year up north...but then they responded to that. Very very, cool idea and I can't help but wonder if this could be in our future. Learn more about their project at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways
May 1, 2014 - Currently we take those recyclables that can't go into the blue bin to the recycle depot for proper disposal - cream cartons, tetra-paks, etc. I've been gardening like mad lately, and I haven't known what to do with those plastic pots, they aren't currently allowed into our recycling program. I am [...]