6 Months Later…

Jackson, you are my sunshine.



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Take A Hike!

Another goal for 2011 is to hike 10 Olympic Peninsula trails.

Since all/most of the hiking will be done with Jackson, I’ve been trying to stick with some of the shorter/easier trails in our area.

Finished Hikes:

Photo by Eric Shinkle

Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve

3.5 Miles

Guillemot Cove

4 Miles

Green Mountain

9 Miles

Dungeness Spit

Completed a small portion of the 11 Miles.


Upcoming Hikes:

Hansville Greenway

Gazzam Lake and Close Beach

Twanoh State Park

Penrose Point State Park

Harstine Island State Park

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.  ~John Muir


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Clear Creek Nursery

Last week I stopped by Clear Creek Nursery to check out their fruit trees and pick-up some Wisteria or Clematis…


and they have an 80% off section!

I found 3 Jonagold apple trees for $10 ea.

So… I called Kyle and asked him to stop by and get the trees after work or, if there weren’t 3 apple trees, any 3 clearance fruit trees…

Kyle doesn’t listen well…

We are now the happy owners of 3 Jonagold apple trees, 1 Granny Smith, a Bosc pear and a D’Anjou pear…

D'Anjou Pear

Bosc Pear

All he heard was “Buy any fruit trees you can find”

Thank God he showed up at closing time!

He was going to have them start digging up bare root fruit trees!

He had to drive 20mph all the way home and had tons of cars backed up behind him 🙂

Now, where to plant them….


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Airstream Update

We’re cruising along in the quest to transform the Airstream…

Here’s a link to the “before” if you need a reminder…

and here are some “after” photos…

The "Entryway"

Temporary Bed/Sofa Situation

Dining Area

And our lovely shelves… made from bee boxes!

This isn’t everything, of course, but it gives you an idea of what’s been going on…

Next on the list is Jack’s “room” 🙂


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Berries For Jam


Raspberry Jam and Raspberry Syrup.

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Dungeness Spit

After an afternoon of berry picking, Jackson, Becky and I drove over to Dungeness Spit.

It was a beautiful afternoon!

He LOVED the waves 🙂

I’m determined to take the 5 mile walk out to the lighthouse that sits at the end of the spit… Someday.

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Whaling Days Parade

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