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Tag Archives: Oregon
Welcome To Oregon – Now Go Home!
I thought it was time that I did a post on the uniqueness of my state – and it is indeed unique! What makes it unique? That depends on who you ask. Ask an easterner, and they’ll answer by saying, … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion, Philosophy, and Assorted BS, Oregon Tagged Bob Packwood, Crater Lake Lodge, Mark Hatfield, Oregon, Tom McCall, Wayne Morse 20 Comments
The Garden Calls
I’m semi-serious about gardening here in western Oregon – and I’d be totally serious if my body allowed me to be! I’m totally enthused, and totally motivated, but some gardening tasks, like when I use the tiller, forces me to … Continue reading
Posted in Garden, Oregon Tagged cabbage year, gardening, greenhouse, homemade greenhouse, Oregon, Oregon winters, tomato year, vegetable transplants 4 Comments
What’s in a Name Anyway?
I just finished reading a New York Times piece about one of my neighbors up here in the northwest who apparently dabbles in making spirits – the drinking kind. This is certainly not unusual, especially up here in Oregon, where … Continue reading
Posted in Food, Opinion, Philosophy, and Assorted BS, Oregon Tagged Douglas fir liqueur, eau de vie, Oregon, pear vinegar, real vinegar, vinegar, vinegar mother 4 Comments
Another Long, Slow Oregon Spring … Again?
As spring begins to unfold in our Oregon neck of the woods, I feel a little like I’m Charlie Brown playing baseball with Lucy again. Every year – whether I recall my habitual error or not – I make the … Continue reading
Posted in Fruit, Oregon Tagged buds, fruit trees, Oregon, spring 7 Comments
The Mushroom Rain
There are several journeyman tasks that a new-comer to Oregon must live through before one can confidently call oneself an Oregonian. One is to learn how to pronounceOregon (or-a-gin, short i) – No other way, please! Another is to experience … Continue reading
Posted in Mushrooms, Oregon Tagged indian summer, mushroom rain, Mushrooms, Oregon, rain, weather 1 Comment