Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Maple Hill Soap now at Island Drug (Oak Harbor) & La Conner Drug!

I'm excited to announce TWO more stores that will be carrying my Maple Hill Soap!
Island Drug in Oak Harbor, on Pioneer Ave.
La Conner Drug, in La Conner!

It feels good to have stores coming to ME now!
You can still buy my goat-milk soap online at:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pics of little doeling goats

Thunder on left... Easter on right
...this is Jellybean

Look how big the doelings are getting! 2 1/2 months old and already eating everything in sight!
The plan right now is to keep them and have them CAE tested at 6 months.
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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cooking Up A Story

Check out the incredible stories/videos that my cousin produces:


No on-air talent, no scripted programming, no studio environments, just authentic stories filmed in their native surroundings.

How many online videos tell a good story? How many good stories are told without the use of a celebrity, or a written script?

We think that’s what makes Cooking Up A Story, and Cooking Up A Story audiences, so unique. Our viewers appreciate a good story, and they want to experience a deeper truth, even those containing shades of gray. Many, care deeply about the environment, and believe that we must work to produce fundamental change in how America (and other countries in the world) conduct business. The funny thing about the subject of sustainable food, it doesn’t fall neatly into specific categories. It crosses over into every aspect of our society: social; political; economic; and environmental concerns.

In fact, Cooking Up A Story is unique for another reason. It’s really 3 different shows under the umbrella of one main title. First, Cooking Up A Story contains short documentaries about real people and their passionate connections to food and sustainable living. Many of these personal stories (along with our other shows) extend beyond the boundary of place, and are as interesting, and relevant today, as the first stories we produced almost two years ago.

Cooking Up A Story: FOOD NEWS contains interviews and talks with experts on a wide range of topics relating to the science, politics, and culture of food. Following the ideas expressed in these videos, ask yourself this question: are these ideas mainly limited to the area of food? We think not. Closely following Michael Pollan, and you will observe how universal healthcare coverage would likely impact current government policies that favor large mega-farms and the growing of non-specialty crops (crops not intended for human consumption!). Listen to the Dan Imhoff series that talks about the federal Farm Bill, and see how the epidemic of obesity and early onset diabetes is fueled by government subsidies that enables unhealthy foods to be more affordable than healthy foods. Or, Carlo Petrini’s talk, where in part, he outlines how Americans spend less on food (based on per capita income) than most other citizens of the world, and why we need to spend more for better quality food.

Third, our other main segment is Cooking Up A Story: Cooking, a no-nonsense, step by step demonstration how to prepare fresh foods, and desserts from people with wide ranging backgrounds and interests. In addition, there are recipes from each subject of our main stories, and also recipes from some of the How-To cooking videos.

Last, the most important aspect of our work, is YOU. We need your active support. If you like our show, share our stories on your site. Tell your friends about us, and subscribe to our feeds. If you agree that our content is important and unique, help us through your active participation to make it even more successful by commenting on our site, and on sites that display our videos.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Cascade Camping

Camping at Klipchuck Campground... Hwy 20... Early Winters Creek... Okanogan Forest.
Ahhh, home away from home. Let's forget about everything and just relax!
This place was almost all to ourselves!
We traveled up and over the pass to get some warmer weather... 15 degrees warmer than the west side of the Cascades.

Early Winters Creek, just east of Washington Pass.