Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Verdict is in…

Yep, the PNW is as beautiful as I remember it from 7 years ago.

Double Mountain Wins. Good thing this beer is on the complete opposite side of the U.S. because it could be my crack!

The Van is perfect. I love, love, love it!

Dig it here!

After spending a day getting adjusted by relaxing in Hood River we jumped in the revamped van and headed south. (Lil thing did amazing with the airplanes, trains and automobiles! She is definitely our daughter! However, the night in Hood River she suffered from a minor earache. She is strong and pulled through. Now she is charged and ready to go)

We’ve landed in Crescent City, CA. We are refreshed, and ready to charge it. Yesterday we explored Battery Point Lighthouse, the beach and an amazing sunset.

Today we are going to tinker around the Redwoods, look for fairies and just be jolly!

Holiday, exploration, laughing, traveling and family. Good for the soul!



Dead Air

Not to be confused with the NPR’s wednesday evening jam session of the Grateful Dead. My dead air! My apologies for the silence.

All is well though. We had an awesome weekend (last weekend) with Eribug and Uncle ¬†Andy. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Cool and sunny while the leaves showed their last bit of brilliance. We ate well, laughed lots and enjoyed pure merriment! The week was good. Busy. Shipping and selling. Moving inventory. But mostly roaring up for a family road trip to pick up our van, affectionately now called ‘Tiny”. Planes, Trains and Automobiles. PCH 1, DisneyLand, Grand Canyon, new skis to tow home and, of course, a stop off at the Livingston’s in Colorado! I will try to post when I can so do check in!

In the meantime, check out this video recently posted by GoPro. It has me pumped for the outdoors.

Get yourself outside!


Super Fly

What is super fly are these scarfs and wraps from Fly Trap Studios! Not to mention the other garments and towels spread across their website!

My cousin, Eribug, had on a gorgeous scarf this past weekend and it got me on a scarf hunt. I stumbled upon these today and thought they we stupendous! It is definitely that time of year in our neck of the woods. As a matter of fact, today is rainy and chilly. The leaves are gusting off the trees and spiraling their final dance to the ground. Just looking at it makes you want to bundle up!

Do you have a favorite scarf or wrap that you wear in the fall? I do have this one poncho style patagonia sweater that my babe bought me several years ago. It is the coveted fall garment. I think I will go slip it on right now!

Stay warm my friends!


The Collective

I just came across this today…

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We all enjoy adventure, nature and mother earth. Let’s take the time to follow up with these guys every now and then so we can be inspired to find new ways to nurture mother nature. Continue to push forward with caring and sustaining our home. Take the time to be educated about the impact we, as humans, really are making on the plant.


Getting Closer

(Photos used from East Fork Farm website)

We have been hopping around to all the farmer’s markets the past couple of weeks now that our CSA is complete. It is really nice to reconnect with the community, talk to the local farmers, as well as watch miss thing strut her stuff in front of the music stand! We also have been discussing how we would like to connect with farmers in our neck of the county for future CSA possibilities. Thinking that maybe we can cause less stress on mother nature from all the driving back and forth, as well as show our support for the agriculture in our neighborhood.

We loved our CSA and the farm connection at Flying Cloud Farm. It was a great farm to get our feet wet for learning and experiencing a true CSA. However, they are located South/East in the county while we are due North. Occasionally, the drive after a long day (while beautiful and peaceful) would become a bit of a chore. This is not the farms fault. I chose the farm pick up strictly for the pleasure of connecting with the vegetables, wednesday pick up and summer entertainment for my daughter! It worked!

So now, we are learning and finding that there are comparable farms right over the ridge! There is an organic vegetable farm with CSA in Barnardsville (literally over the ridge) and a Poultry and Lamb Farm in Marshall which have eggs, as well as the scrumptious protein (15 minutes west of Weaverville BUT on the way to the river!). Plus, I met a really nice lady at the farmer’s market today that has eggs, lamb, turkey and beef. We are trying the eggs out this week and her lamb chops Saturday night when Erin and Andy come to town!! (Just a preview Bug!)

I do think we will start a small garden next summer to supplement what the box doesn’t provide for canning and freezing. We do eat ALL the vegetables usually in a week from the box. Our grocery bill was nearly void and we were extremely healthy!

When you have some time take a look at these websites for a couple of the local folks and their labor of love…

East Fork Farm

Ivy Creek Family Farm



The Vote is on

Terra Vida Threads is at it again. The latest T-shirt contest is in session. Make sure to head over and cast your vote!
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Our friend, Trent Thibodeaux has submitted some really nice designs!
Good Luck Trent!

Forest on Fire

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A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. 
-Hal Borland