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Before and After….

Before and After….

The rigid heddle loom is seductive. It is supposed to be a travelling companion, a way to keep weaving on the road. So far it has sung a siren’s song, sitting smugly in its neat carrying bag, telling me I really need to get used to it before we ever hit the road. And so … Continue reading

Going Rogue

Going Rogue

The Rogue River is one of those wind-all-over-the-map rivers with multiple personalities. It starts on Mt. Mazama, or as it is better known, the volcano that is home to the magnificent Crater Lake. From that lofty beginning the Rogue travels south and east, eventually reaching the Pacific Ocean. Along the way it is serene in … Continue reading

Strawberries, Asparagus, and …Yak?

Strawberries, Asparagus, and …Yak?

Yep, there was even a stall selling yak, elk, and buffalo meat. But most of the stalls – and there were dozens of them – at the Beaverton Farmers Market were selling plants, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, nut butters, honey, preserves, sausages, and all sorts of prepared foods. I especially liked the brick oven pizza … Continue reading

Esplanade Extraordinaire!

Esplanade Extraordinaire!

For three glorious days Portland, Oregon has been drenched in sunshine and warmed to record levels for this time of year. With high pressure in place and every green thing bursting into leaf and bloom, we just had to be outside and so we headed for another new-to-us area, the Eastside Esplanade. This lovely walkway … Continue reading

Green on Green – Forest Park in Portland

Green on Green – Forest Park in Portland

On Sunday we continued our thoroughly enjoyable project of discovering our new home area. Since the day was glorious – brilliant blue sky, sunshine, temperature around 70, a slight breeze – it was an easy choice: Forest Park. First of all, I doubt anyone can get to know Forest Park in a year much less … Continue reading

Here we go….

Here we go….

Here we go…new blog, new home, new business. Plenty of things to talk about, some of which you may actually find interesting. For starters: The Prancing Otter is an alter ego of Peg Silloway, new resident of the very green, very damp Pacific Northwest. Otters are inquisitive, social, fun-loving creatures and I believe that – … Continue reading