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Oct. 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013

By Joanna Smith I took a roundtrip train trip from Wenatchee to Seattle last weekend and if it is not something you have done before, I would highly suggest adding it to your bucket list. There is only one train and it leaves excruciatingly early at 5:30 every morning from Wenatchee. Arrival at King Street...
Oct. 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013

By Joanna Smith I took a roundtrip train trip from Wenatchee to Seattle last weekend and if it is not something you have done before, I would highly suggest adding it to your bucket list. There is only one train and it leaves excruciatingly early at 5:30 every morning from Wenatchee. Arrival at King Street...
Methow: Oct. 9, 2013

Methow: Oct. 9, 2013

By Joanna Bastian Fall smells like ripening fruit and the color of “turning:” the earthy scent of chlorophyll draining from leaves and the remaining glucose turning from yellow to orange, red and brown. The “turning” scent mixed with the chill in the air coaxes sweaters to emerge from storage box hibernation. Herbal teas line the...
Methow: Sept. 25, 2013

Methow: Sept. 25, 2013

By Joanna Bastian Katie Haven met me just outside her rambling fenceline. Romney sheep in varying shades of reddish brown, white and gray quietly grazed in a back pasture while three large Maremma sheepdogs stood guard. Stacks of beehives hummed under shade trees.  Katie led me to a small farmhouse hidden behind a tangled jungle...
Methow: Sept. 11, 2013

Methow: Sept. 11, 2013

By Joanna Bastian Nothing happened this week in Methow. Lightening ripped the sky to the tune of crashing thunder, igniting a fire above our home. Small planes roared above the columns of smoke, dropping lines of reddish pink retardant. An airborne bucket brigade deposited repeated deluges, dampening the flames. Luckily, nothing happened. Looking all over...
Methow: August 28, 2013

Methow: August 28, 2013

By Joanna Bastian Vicious wasps took our mailbox hostage last week. Our brave postal lady continued to deliver the mail despite the hostile takeover by stinging insects. I looked in three different shops to find bare shelves above any sticker stamped with the words, “wasp repellant.” Apparently my mailbox was not the only victim in...
July 10, 2013

July 10, 2013

BY JOANNA BASTIAN Summertime swimming holes and fishing poles – that is what makes a lazy summer afternoon. Do you know where your local swimming hole is? You probably have several, as do I, so let’s swap swimming hole stories. I’ll tell you all the ones that I know of in the lower valley, and...
June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013

BY JOANNA BASTIAN Now that tourist season has arrived, it’s time to break out the walking guide of Methow (the town, not the valley). The walk won’t take more than five minutes, it’s a small town. I recommend starting on a Tuesday morning so you can end your tour at the Methow Community Center with...
May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

BY JOANNA BASTIAN There is nothing more satisfying than a steady rain just after the seedlings are nestled into the garden beds. I know it’s a little earlier than conventional wisdom to plant the garden. It’s before Memorial Day, the snow is not yet cleared from mount so-and-so, and the moon is less than full....
April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013

BY JOANNA SMITH Mother Nature canceled our hiking plans with friends on Sunday, so instead we watched the snow fall and drank exotic tea that Mark and Ruth Hoffman collected from their world travels. “Wow. This is different, it tastes smoky,” I said. “That’s because they cure the tea leaves over fires made from yak...