Author Archives: amanandhishoe

Summer at Last

Yesterday I was celebrating the final arrival of spring. Today it is summer. How did that happen? A brilliant Oreas Anglewing (Polygonia oreas) spread its wing on the birch in front of the house. The sweet daphne opened their blossoms, … Continue reading

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Spring at Last

A few days ago little patches of snow remained in the shadows. Today they are all gone. Late January daffodil buds which went dormant with February snows are in bloom now, as is the first plum blossom. The rhubarb are … Continue reading

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Along Friday Creek to Get Coffee

Last night’s rain washed away nearly all the snow. Just a few patches remain, and with the forecast of warmer days ahead, it will soon be but a memory. The chicks in the nursery are doing well. They’ve bonded with … Continue reading

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Let It Do Its Thing

We get into trouble when we don’t let things do their thing in the time it takes for them to do whatever they are doing. You can make bread quickly by adding things like calcium carbonate, sodium sterol lactylate, mono-and … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday the sun was out, and the snow geese gaggled up a storm on the open field, as I delivered fresh tofu to the Anacortes Food Co-op. Today the blue skies are gone, and snow is falling steadily as I … Continue reading

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Is It Spring Now?

The snow which came at the beginning of February is almost a memory. Just a few patches remain, and today, the pond is thawed, the ice of yesterday and this morning gone. The chickens are back on grass, and loving … Continue reading

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A Chicken Parade

The village of Edison held their annual Chicken Parade yesterday at high noon. The quiet village was packed to watch happy chicken owners parade their chickens through the village. It’s a fun parade, all ten minutes of it. I don’t … Continue reading

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