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I always wanted to be a Fishery Biologist June 21, 2019 – Posted in: BGOOD Bars, Mountain Living

I think I was hardwired from the beginning to work outdoors. I loved fish and I wanted to know everything about them. This led me to a Master of Science degree in Biology/Limnology, and a 20 year career working as a Fisheries Research Biologist. It wasn’t easy, however. In 1977, I was one of 3 women in a class of 40 taking fisheries classes at Peninsula College, WA. I took time out of college to…

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MOUNTAIN MAMAS April 12, 2019 – Posted in: Mountain Living

It’s almost mother’s day, so I wanted to write this post to honor all the Mountain Mama’s out there. In 1991, when my daughter was born, there were no i-phones yet. We did not have internet (not sure it was even invented yet), and so there certainly was no facebook, instagram or twitter. But even back then, when she was just a baby, I wanted to protect her from the fast pace of society. I…

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Deep Winter March 12, 2019 – Posted in: Mountain Living

What is “deep winter”? Well, it could be a reference to how deep the snow is. Or, it could mean “digging in”, a term we used to say when the snow had closed all routes in and out of the valley. Or, it could simply mean deep into the middle of winter when you wake up to fresh Mountain Lion tracks in the yard, Stellar Jays and Gray Jays looking for a handout, or a…

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Bread November 29, 2018 – Posted in: Mountain Living

  BREAD Bread baking is one of the oldest crafts in the world. Bread loaves & rolls have been found in Egyptian tombs, and bread or “solid cakes” made from crushed barley and wheat go back to the Stone Age.  Bread has been around for a long time.  I started baking bread in 1983.  My first ‘loaf’ was from a recipe I found in a Betty Crocker Cookbook.  I acquired a sourdough starter shortly after…

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