My husband Steve and I raised four children in Thurston County. In addition to South Thurston Journal, we also own Thornfield Acres, a small organic farm, and Mason Dixon Line, a small restaurant in Rochester. I'm also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.
It’s so hard to think about going outside this time of year! The days are so short and gloomy. Everything is so wet and any of last summer’s decaying vegetable plants can be so gross and slimy. Sometimes the occasional rose hip is the most cheerful thing to see.
A great way to re-purpose disposable plastic containers –
Love the homespun look of concrete pots and planters, but can’t stand lugging them around? Or dropping one on your foot?
Or is it just too intimidating to work with pure concrete mixtures?
Try this super-easy and inexpensive method to make your own faux concrete pots and planters. They are much lighter than regular concrete, too! Even elderly people and children will have no problem filling and moving these pots.
The utter peace of spending the night in a deep quiet forest in the Willapa Hills. Fresh chantrelle mushrooms, melodic streams, wild things, making dinner by a crackling fire before sleeping under a simple covering.
The next morning, make pancakes in the rain with the simplest of tools, over a still burning fire.