Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Beavers • Planting Winter Veggies • Growing Produce...

Castor canadensis Castor canadensis (beavers) are the largest rodents on our continent. They can be 3 to 4 feet long from head to the tip of their paddle-shaped tails and stand a foot tall at the shoulders. Their front feet (with claws for … read more

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Recipe — Lemon Blueberry Scones

Scones Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. soda 4 tbsp. sugar 1/2 cup (1 cube) cold butter 1/4 cup buttermilk (Don’t have any? Put some lemon juice into milk until it curdles; usually 1/4 cup.) … read more

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Recipe — Lobster Mac & Cheese

Topping Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs (These are Japanese breadcrumbs, which are flakier than regular breadcrumbs. If you can’t find them with the other breadcrumbs, try the aisle that carries Asian food.) 4 tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. salt Truffle oil to … read more

A rainbow of bouquets all ready for the Garden Party are the results of days' worth of work for Cathy Tyler and her talented volunteers.

Seasonal Bouquets at The Bloedel Reserve — Floral Serendipity

Cathy Tyler has a sweet job. She’s the florist for the Bloedel Reserve and with the assistance of volunteers, creates fresh arrangements for the visitors center, tends the cutting gardens and checks the existing bouquets to make sure they are still looking new. … read more

The Hill Home

The Hill Home — A Labor of Love

The narrow, winding drive that leads to the home of Mike and Eileen Hill does little to prepare you for what you are about to see. As you turn the final corner, the tall trees drop away and the driveway opens up into … read more

Elegantly Yours — Red Cedar Farm Offers Country Charm for that Very Special Day

Elegantly Yours

Red Cedar Farm offers country charm for that...

At first glance, Red Cedar Farm in Poulsbo seems like a typical remnant of country life of the yesteryear — complete with rustic barns, old wagon-wheel décor and farm animals. But the elegant atmosphere and the lush landscaping are a tell-tale sign that … read more

Fly Fishing With the Reel Girls (Photo courtesy Mike Canady)
On The Water

Fly Fishing With the Reel Girls

The scene at Titlow Park in Tacoma attracts a few curious glances. Eleven women are spread out across the lawn, fly rods in hand, practicing their roll casts, false casts and presentation casts. The instruction this day is provided by Judy Graham, an … read more

Bozeman Kitchen

The Next Chapter: New Kitchen for a New Life

Cary Bozeman is officially retired and on sabbatical while he figures out his next move, but you’d never know it. On a recent day at the home he shares in Manette with his wife, Kerri, there is a just-out-of-the-oven, picture-perfect peach pie cooling … read more

Wet Apple Media W3C Valid HTML 5 PCS Web Hosting LLC