I made some delicious agua frescas for a party we threw a few weeks ago.  For the limón, I juiced around 8 limes and 3 lemons with a citrus juicer and added that to the gallon jug with 2 cups of organic cane sugar.  For the jamaica, I poured boiling water over two cups of […]

Today I listed some new infinity scarves I  made from Pendleton wool remnants for sale here at my Etsy shop.         

 I made a couple of simple quilts as gifts for family this winter with Pendleton wool remnants.   They turned out pretty well.   For these two, I sewed the strips together with a zig zag stitch and then bound the edges with felt trim.   The black and red one has an “F” for […]

My friend and skilled primitive survivalist Kaan Oral made this beautiful knife for my boyfriend’s birthday.  The blade is obsidian (volcanic glass) he picked up in Eastern Oregon and flint napped, a process of strategic chipping, into the arrowhead shape.  It’s very hard to do.  Obsidian remarkably makes the sharpest edge of any known substance […]

Yesterday I helped out my boyfriend Robert and friend Kaan bottle and keg 20 gallons of pear cider they had made in October.  Kaan lives out in Hood River, OR in the middle of a pear orchard, and they had rented a press when all the fruit was ripening.  Friday we’re throwing party with our […]

This week I bottled 3 gallons of wine I’ve had aging in a corner of my basement for the past year. I don’t have a corker so I just bottled it in 1 L flip tops. I made the wine last summer when a coworker of mine gave me a 6 gallon bucket of mashed […]

I harvested the Cascade hops I have growing in my backyard and used them to wet hop our next batch of cider. I added them in the primary fermenter and just poured the sweet cider and yeast on top, which I’m not sure you’re supposed to do, but they were ready to use now, so […]