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
Praying to the Lord We stay together Side by side on the wagon train
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!
The kids and I have been preparing food to pack with us on an upcoming hiking/camping trip we hope to be taking the next few days. Tonight we made a variation of Logan Bread, from "The Well-Fed Backpacker" by June Flemming. My dad used to make this when I was a kid. Now my kids … Continue reading Logan Bread