Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pal’s Shanty

I saw recently on the news that Pal’s Shanty on Sandy burned down.  I used to go there with Stephen.  It was boys night out and we would first go to Powell’s to paw through the books.  I bought a … Continue reading

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Mima Mounds

  The Mima Mounds Nature Preserve is located near the small community of Littlerock, Washington, just southwest of Olympia.  The mounds are approximately six feet tall and thirty feet in diameter and they are found on the grasslands of the Puget Prairie.  They are composed … Continue reading

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Rabbits

I had an ag project when I was 13 and I raised rabbits.  I built my hutches along the path to the outhouse and I fed and watered them every morning on my way back to the house.  I ran … Continue reading

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Wednesday With Morrie

Breakfast in my younger days was always about as exciting as a hyphenated sentence.  It was pretty much “eat your oatmeal and then you need to get out of here”.  There were a few times along the way when I … Continue reading

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Can You Canoe

There is a “canoe trail” on the Upper Klamath Lake and my friend Stephen and I set out to find the elusive Least Bittern.  He brought his canoe and life jackets but they were size large and I am bigger than that.  I … Continue reading

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Wallowa Lake

  We camped for a few days during the latter part of June, in the Wallowa Lake Lodge in Northeastern Oregon.  A little comfort isn’t wasted on us seniors.  Our major objective was to check out the flowers on the Zumwalt … Continue reading

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Palouse

I saw photos of Steptoe Butte and Palouse Falls on a calendar and knew that I needed to take a trip to Eastern Washington for a closer look.  The Butte was named after Col. Edward Steptoe who fought (and lost) a battle against our … Continue reading

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Ellensburg 7/6/2012

The Washington Native Plant Society put on a workshop at the Lazy F Ranch near Ellensburg, WA. on how to identify the various species of Indian Paintbrush and Buckwheat.  These genera are difficult and the consensus seems to be that … Continue reading

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Burn Permit

CRFPD Burn Permit Rules & Regulations   These are the rules and regulations you must follow for your burn permit to remain valid.   To renew your permit for next burn season visit www.clatskaniefire.org To check if it is a … Continue reading

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Attending Church

When I worked at the hospital, the Chaplin came down to my lab and told me that he really hated to have to be the one to tell me, but he had to relay a compliment to me.  I had … Continue reading

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