With every announcement from the manufactures of faux meat I sigh a bit more (sometimes inwardly, often - too often - ranting on Facebook), mostly perplexed that faux meat is somehow a good thing to consume. With KFC announcing yesterday a new vegan fried chicken being tested, coming from Beyond Meat, I just cringed even… Continue reading Faux Meat: The Modern Day Margarine?
June flew by. I was so busy the first 2 weeks with the end of school, then summer chores kicked in. The gardens keep me busy, with new ideas and things to do. We did farmer markets in mid May into mid June, then took a break to catch up. The general theme has been… Continue reading June On The Homestead
It drives my oldest crazy every-time I start a sentence with "So I want to do this...." and he knows that means we will be working all day on one of my farm projects. I suppose the correct method is to actually put in "real" fencing, around the entire field....but that isn't cheap, and it… Continue reading There Is Always A New Idea
The first time I visited The Whale Museum at Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, I was 13. I was about to enter high school and my parents had a crazy notion to take a trip through the San Juan Islands in Washington State, to Canada and back. It was also my first time to… Continue reading Local Adventures: The Whale Museum at Friday Harbor
Since moving back to Whidbey island, I am getting to explore places I didn’t get to with my oldest son. We left the island when he was 5 years old, and we tended to drive straight to the mountains, off the ferry dock, rather than putz around an old Victorian sea town when we were… Continue reading Local Adventures: Jefferson Museum of Art & History