Golden sunlight, blue skies, peach coloured clouds, and crisp mountain air We arrived in Port Angeles without a clue as to what we’d be doing over the next four days. The original plan to go on a hiking trip was scrapped so we found ourselves in a crêpe restaurant mulling things over. Little did we know that sitting at the next table was a woman who couldn’t wait to pounce on us with ideas. Thanks to her we had the chance to see a stunning sunset from Hurricane Hill in the Olympic National

The hike around Mother Mountain took us through forests, a lake, alpine meadows, rocky peaks, and back down again. It seems like a holiday for us isn’t complete without a hike or two. In April it was Romania and this time we decided to break up our five week stay with a trek in Mount Rainier National Park. We didn’t have a vehicle or a great idea of where we wanted to hike but somehow it all came together. In the end we spent four days and three nights walking around

There is really nothing like home grown, pasture raised, heritage pork by Charlotte Walker of Walkerland Canadian Homesteading Raising pigs is a complex experience that impacts you in innumerable ways. Pigs will charm you and entertain you. They’ll make you laugh and they’ll probably make you cry too. Being prepared for and understanding what a pig needs to be happy will make the experience of raising them far more enjoyable for both them and for you. It takes time and effort but if someone were to ask me is it

Carrot Seed and Rose Body Butter by Kate Bello of Salt & Ritual Body butters are some of my favorite DIY projects to make at home. They’re super easy to create, yet still feel luxurious. And all you need is a couple of ingredients. One of my favorite beauty products I used to buy were body butters at The Body Shop. I loved the texture and consistency, and their scents were always amazing. I would buy one and be done with it within about four days! This wasn’t very conducive

Growing Scented Geraniums from Cuttings by Karen Creel of Garden Chick People often ask me how can they have a great garden when they don’t have a lot of money. My answer is always the same. Buy perennials and herbs that are easily divided or propagated by cuttings. While they do have small pretty flowers, Scented Geranium’s leaves are their claim to fame. Just brushing against the leaves releases their aromatic oils into the air. This makes them perfect for a scented garden, grouped into pots on the patio, lining your

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