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2015 Kite Makers Conference

The “Fort Worden Conference” was not at Fort Worden this year – instead it was held at the Warm Springs Center near Camano Island. The State Parks Department had been making it increasingly expensive and onerous to conduct a 3 day … Continue reading

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Vancouver Weekend

It’s been a while since our last visit to Vancouver, B.C. And since Vilde had never been to Canada, we decided to take a weekend trip up north. The weather was not very cooperative. As it turns out, Seattle is a … Continue reading

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Wet Hops Brew

Wet hops does not sound very enticing, but actually it refers to brewing with freshly harvested hops instead of the more common dried hops. Ideally, fresh hops should be used within 24 hours of harvest; and the beer should be … Continue reading

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Garden Giants IV

Every year in the garden is different. Last year the favas were the undisputed stars of the spring garden – this year they look pretty rough because they had to compete with corn. But we have a new freak vegetable … Continue reading

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Variations on Hugel

Thoughts on hugelkultur posted on the Brandon Triangle site.

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