As weekends go, this past one was just about perfect. On Sunday, after Nana and I enjoyed quite the brunch prepared by Mark and Dylan, we took a little digestion break, and then my boys and I plus a pal went for a classic Vashon hike.
Completed only recently, the Fern Cove hike takes you from Vashon Winery through ancient farmland, a deep forested canyon, and a gurgling creekside before depositing you onto a vast and rocky cove that faces the Olympic Peninsula.
Fern Cove and the creek that feeds it - the gurgling creek you walk next to, the creek that formed that shockingly deep canyon - turns out to be an important salmon spawning spot. So, a lot of effort has gone into buying up the watershed, protecting the water, and building a trail that helps people appreciate salmon and the world they live in.
The boys found thousands of eggs tucked into little eddies.
I am a 50-year old community engagement manager, wife, mom and sort of farmer with a passion for sharing life and love through vibrant and delicious food. I work to slowly (very slowly) build a place where people come to know their food and take pleasure in its journey. I am fortunate to live in a beautiful island community outside Seattle, surrounded by nature and exceptional people, especially my loving and supportive Aussie husband, our amazing son, and a small band of fiercely dedicated friends. This site is dedicated to sharing what I learn as I stumble through everyday lessons on farming, animals, growing healthy food, parenting, and what the future holds.