Author Archives: Jane

All the Birds! And Newborns

Swainson’s Thrush, with his beautiful spiraling flute-like song, began singing among the Willows this past weekend. The time of his singing is relatively short, heralding the start of summer. Listen to his otherworldly and gorgeous song here. The does are … Continue reading

Posted in ducks, Island Life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Happy Fourth Of July

Ah, it’s a lovely cooler morning after the heat of earlier in the week. Flags fly in town. Andy and I walked to our new favorite bakery/cafe, Snapdragon.  We picked up some delicious pastries–a chocolate croissant, blueberry cinnamon swirl, and … Continue reading

Posted in Island Life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Amri’s Photos At The Hardware Store Restaurant – This Month!

Amri has three photos in this month’s exhibit at the Hardware Store Restaurant in uptown Vashon. Be sure to drop by sometime this month–or on the First Friday if you can, for the Gallery Cruise–to view these photos by Amri … Continue reading

Posted in Arts | Tagged | Leave a comment

Duck Eggs!

Our small propane-powered Swedish refrigerator (chosen because it’s silent!) is over-flowing in duck eggs. Our Easter Egger hens (Turtle and Kooshie) are five years old, and lay at a serene pace. Our Serama hens are forever broody. Our three female … Continue reading

Posted in chickens, ducks | Tagged | Leave a comment

Goddess Dressing

Years ago our oldest child attended a Waldorf-inspired nature school.  One of the moms helped the kids make this delicious salad dressing.  When I make it, I can’t help eat gobs and gobs of greens! Goddess Dressing Makes 2 cups … Continue reading

Posted in rather random | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Starting to plan our farm

So, we’re having a passive solar bermed home built in the Pacific Northwest.  You might not think that this would be a sensible venture (how often does the sun shine amidst cloud cover and rain?).  But we have great southern … Continue reading

Posted in chickens, ducks | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment