My boy has been working on the Cub Scouts NOVA award: Tech Talk The purpose of this award is to give Scouts an avenue to explore technology, including what is a part of their everyday lives. One of the requirements is to visit a location where technology is used and to talk to someone there … Continue reading Dismantling Computers For Recycling @ NextStep
I want to feed my family real food that is healthy and wholesome. There certainty is no shortage of cookbooks available to us. A person could spend a lifetime browsing the cookbook section of the local bookstore. I can imagine myself leaving the bookstore looking a little bit like Rip Van Winkle- having lost a … Continue reading The Quest for Healthy Family Meals on a Budget
Lauren and I went on a 33 mile ride Friday, to complete her cycling badge for American Heritage Girls. Not only was it a long ride, but we had 1813.18' elevation gain with a few steep climbs and some 8-10% grades. Trailing Blackberries
Praying to the Lord We stay together Side by side on the wagon train
Thanks to Barnes & Noble, Maker Faires are appearing this weekend in cities all across the US. Gavin has been excitedly awaiting the Mini Maker Faire for over two months. Promotional flyers have been decorating his room. He took enough postcards to invite his Cub Scout Pack. He has even considered the red robot for the theme of … Continue reading Because We Are Makers In All Cities
Since today is "Back To The Future Day", the kids have been having some fun with costumes and reenacting scenes. Today was the very day that Marty McFly and Emmett Brown go to in the future in the movie "Back To The Future II".
The Cascades Raptor Center is offering free admission this week last week, in celebration of their 25th anniversary. "Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, Cascades Raptor Center fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Our goal is to help the human part of the natural community learn to value, understand, and honor the … Continue reading In Which We Are Watched Like Hawks
We took our Nature Study out to Perkin's Peninsula on Fern Ridge Reservoir and drifted around in the raft a while to do a little birdwatching. It's awesome to watch the sunset while on the water. As the sun went down, I realized that September was following the sun away over the horizon. Where did it go? … Continue reading Watching September Drift Away
Trail mix is another versatile food to pack with you when hiking. It comes pre-made in grocery stores, in brightly colored packages, with little bits of melty chocolate or yogurt covered somethings. It's kind of spendy, too! Even though nuts and dried fruit aren't exactly cheap, I can mix up my own blend for... maybe … Continue reading Mix It Up!