Author Archives: dario

CLSDC (Canter Lane Snack and Discussion Club)

Minutes of a Road Trip After rushing home from work, I had just fed and ran the dog, did a quick security check on exits and entrances, picked out a coat (not too heavy, not too light), grabbed a few … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Swing

The Boat Ramp Bumblebees

As we pulled up to the ramp at Hagg Lake, a slight breeze was beginning to kick up off the lake. There was a long line of cars with trailered boats waiting their turn on the boat ramp. It was … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Swing

The Praying Mantis

It was just a regular sales call really.  A long drive to Astoria during a typical drenching wet Oregon winter storm.  My first stop was Astoria Granite Works.  It was always more than a regular sales call for me.  I … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Swing

Holiday Adult Entertain Mints

Overstuffed with turkey, bacon, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies with bacon, bacon with veggies and capped off with mincemeat and sour cream raisin pie — pre-soaked with beer, mid-soaked with wine, post-soaked with another beer —- a restless meat sweat sleep … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Swing

Honey Time!

It’s honey harvesting time at the Co-op.  So far we have 2.5 gallons and we still have more honey supers to go. I finally have been stung now twice (it’s been 2 years so not bad).  The pain is not so … Continue reading

Bees, Harvest

Planted!

Hello intrepid gardeners! We have a garden, wahoooo!!  Thank you, Peter for helping me get all the tomatoes, peppers and egg plants nestled into the dirt!  It is all beautiful and seeded and planted!! Dario has a few pumpkin hills … Continue reading

Garden, Planting

Planting or Bust!

To all my lovely gardener enthusiasts, Planting commences tomorrow!   I know – very short notice, but this is somewhat extraordinary circumstances this year, so I beg forgiveness.  From 12 pm to 5 or 6pm or so, I will be out … Continue reading

Garden, Planting

Alert: Planting Day Reschedule

Hey there Co-op Members We have a bit of a family situation that has come up.  Due to a fire in Bud’s (her dad) garage last evening, Suzanne will be in Lebanon though this weekend helping with insurance, birds, and … Continue reading

Garden, Planting

Planting Day Plans

Hello Co-op members and those who are considering! It has been a long, rainy, drizzly, cloudy, mushy winter and early spring.  How the earth will dry out in time for May, well only time will tell.  We are going to … Continue reading

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Snow Flakes and Moth Traps

Hello all co-op enthusiasts! We have 5 inches of snow up here today, right now.  Just thought I’d share that! Also, for those of you itching to do a little more garden and orchard prep, I’m throwing March 18 out … Continue reading

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