My average daily mileage for the month of September, 5.12 miles. That's a fair amount of miles every day and great motivation for me to continue!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 cup blackberries
Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl and cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles crumbs. In a separate bowl, stir together the milk and eggs. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the milk and egg mixture. Mix with a fork until the dry ingredients are moistened - being careful not to over stir. Gently fold in the blackberries.
Divide the dough in half and scoop each half of the scone mixture onto a lightly greased baking sheet, shaping each into a circle. Sprinkle each circle lightly with a little extra sugar. Cut each of the circles into six pie-shaped wedges. With a spatula, carefully separate each wedge slightly to allow a little baking space between each scone. Bake at 425-F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they are golden. Serve warm with butter. Makes one dozen scones.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
2009 GBBC News Release
JOIN THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
Count for Fun, Count for the Future
- FeederWatchers are people of all skill levels and backgrounds, including children and families.
- FeederWatchers count the highest numbers of each species seen at their feeders over two consecutive days from November through early April. (You can join at any time!)
- FeederWatchers report their bird counts to scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada, on the web site or on paper data forms.
- New FeederWatchers receive a kit that includes an identification poster, calendar, handbook, and complete instructions. A small annual fee supports the project and pays for materials.
- FeederWatchers learn more about winter birds and contribute to the study and conservation of North American feeder birds.
Project FeederWatch is a joint research and education project of Cornell Lab of Orinthology and Bird Studies Canada.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Congratulations, Christy and Keith!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Barley filled the combine hopper.
Transferring the barley to one of the trucks.
More photos from the barley field.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Jesse and Daniela in the pool.
Next, we pick our paddle boats. It's Kriss and I in one, and Daniela and Jesse in the other.
That's me paddling. That was the easy part. The steering, not quite so easy!
Open year round, the Lynden/Bellingham KOA campground is located at 8717 Line Road, Lynden, Washington. There are ponds lined with weeping willow trees, paddle boats, a sand volly ball court, a swiming pool, a miniature golf course and a children's play area. With cabins available for rent and plenty of camping and RV sites, more information is available on their website.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
In the middle of dicing potatoes and leeks to make a pot of soup when I received the call asking if I wanted to join her for a picnic up by Mount Baker, I told her I would bring my soup to share and grab my camera on my way out the door.
A day-use area at the Douglas Fir Campground along the north fork of the Nooksack River was a beautiful location for our picnic.
The sunny view along the north fork of the Nooksack.Sally took a break from writing to explore along the river bank too.Sun filtered through the trees and cast a beautiful color onto the water as it flowed down the river.
Indicating that she often is drawn to this campground because of the roar of the river, she paused in the sun to enjoy the sound along the river today.
Near the junction of the north and south forks of the Nooksack River, our next stop along the highway today was Nooksack Falls.
Here it is, Nooksack Falls on a sunny September afternoon!
More photos from today's adventure.