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Quartzville, OR 6/5/21

Shane and Amy decided to go on a little adventure date for his day off and ventured to Quartzville, East of Sweet Home, OR. We found lots of pretty flowers, rock formations and saw some beautiful scenery. Too many people up there though. Quartzville Creek Rock formations Flowers Fungus

Foraging, Rockhounding

Woods Walk 5/24/21

Went for a quick trip down to the creek today and saw some flowers as well as the Japanese Knotweed that grows a foot a day I swear! Horrible stuff! Morgan in KnotweedShane in KnotweedAncient HawthorneWild RoseCamasButtercup Some cool larger agates and petrified wood from the creek today! Follow my blog for more!

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Ice Storm, Feb 2021

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Hollow Hills Ranch

Currently, we are operating with a generator large enough to power the heat in the house, the well, our computers/router, and a lamp or two. I am able to update all about our current state of affairs after the nasty ice storm. We rarely get storms this bad and this damaging. In fact I can’t remember an ice storm having this bad of an effect on the trees and power lines. The ice started Friday, Feb 12th with small amounts of ice, not enough to really cause any trouble to the roads. Then that evening the power started flickering. We managed to get two loads of laundry, a load of dishes, my mother bathed, and the tub refilled with cool water before it finally went off for good. The first night is never that bad. Sat up reading books by flashlights or headlamps, temps tolerable. The ice started getting thicker…

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Mushrooms, Rockhounding

Woods Walk 1/28/21

Morgan, Shane and Amy went for a walk to explore our woods today. Morgan and I looked for cool fungus. Shane found some really cool rocks in the creek too! Agatized Petrified WoodAgatized Petrified WoodAgatized Petrified WoodAgatized Petrified Wood Shane's Agates, Jaspers, Petrified Wood, etc. The first four pictures are an agatized petrified wood that… Continue reading Woods Walk 1/28/21