Local Adventures · RV

Taking The RV Out For A Spin

When we bought our RV in 2019 we had high hopes, but like most of the world Covid stuck its foot out. We had gotten out a couple of times in summer and fall of 2019, winterized the rig, and was about to take it in for promised warranty work when we couldn't. Then most… Continue reading Taking The RV Out For A Spin

Food Finds · Hiking · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Fall Meals

The Fall temps are dipping lower, and winter is whispering here. Recent hikes left me very cold in the first mile, where you start looking for a trail that goes uphill at first, so you can warm up! This brought out some new meals to review, with a Fall theme going. Hearty, comfort food is… Continue reading Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Fall Meals

Book Reviews · Foraging

Review: The Foraging Course

Over the years I have taken a number of course from The Herbal Academy for my herbalism work I do with our homestead. This Fall I took a new class, The Foraging Course, from them, this one is focused on the outdoors. Just in time to go explore the woods and do some (gentle) foraging… Continue reading Review: The Foraging Course

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Putney Woods Trail of Wind Fell Loop

Sunday's adventure was a close in hike at Putney Woods on the south end of Whidbey Island. This was my second time hiking at Putney Woods, and I'll be blunt....it isn't my favorite place to hike on the island. It's well taken care of, used a lot, but it lacks. Kirk and I were talking… Continue reading Local Adventures: Putney Woods Trail of Wind Fell Loop

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Dragonfly Glades Loop

With the first of 3 deer seasons over, the Trillium Community Forest trails, on the south end of Whidbey Island, are open till till November 18th (closed November 19th to 22nd, and then for the long season of November 25th to December 25th). The boys and I did a loop I hadn't finished before, doing… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Dragonfly Glades Loop