May 2016 archive

Have pets? Try this!

It’s been a while since I have posted any crafts or projects. ‘Tis the season to be busy on the farm! ‘Tis also the season to keep the grass green and mowed, and of course still find time to play in it, too. Well, around here, we always have to be on the lookout before we […]

Let it grow

Everyone who knows me well knows that I love growing food. I love talking about growing food, reading about growing food, planting and transplanting and eating the fruits of my labors. I even love — yep — weeding. Well, to an extent. As American writer Charles Dudley Warner said over 100 years ago, “Blessed be […]

Have a wonderful weekend.

What are your plans this Memorial Day Weekend? (We have a few suggestions.) I am looking forward to a few lazy days hanging around the house after spending the last week traveling with my family. Our trip to North Carolina was a success — the kids did mostly alright on the plane (more on that at the bottom), the […]


The year is 2016 and women are as in the spotlight as they ever have been, but this time it’s different. Women are heavily involved in politics, have high paying jobs, are extremely educated and juggle the financial responsibilities of their household while also raising their children (if they choose to have them) as best […]

What’s happening? Your weekly events roundup

It’s Thursday, which means we’ve put together a list of events happening around town this weekend and beyond. In this edition: Dr. Seuss on stage, honoring our fallen on Memorial Day, and more music than you can handle when Sasquatch! returns to the Gorge. Have fun out there! Stage Kids presents “Seussical Jr.” at the Numerica PAC, […]

Strawberry-rhubarb fruit leather

Sometimes, springtime offers up a small miracle: ripe strawberries and tangy rhubarb both ready for harvest at the same time. This is more uncommon than one might think. When it does happen, my children and I take the opportunity to make strawberry-rhubarb fruit leather. Fruit leathers are easy to make, provided you have the right […]

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