I know of several people who are really active with Geo-caching. They also have a lot of fun. Their areas are much larger, but they are much older and more able to take care of themselves.
We had snow this morning when I got up. Most of it is gone now, but it didn't make me happy to see it in the first place. I wish this cold would go away. I am happy about one thing though. This snow means there is measurably more snow in the mountains. I heard on Friday that Washington has 115% of the normal moisture stored in the snow on the mountains. That is wonderful. It has been a very long time since our mountains have had enough moisture to meet the state's needs without depleting the stored water. Hopefully, the runoff won't come fast and there will be less danger of forest fires.
As I have driven around this area in the past few weeks I have been amazed at the numbers of areas where the trees have all been cut. I am opposed to clear cutting, but there is little I can do to prevent it. I have seen one block of land where the trees have been thinned not clear cut and that area looks beautiful. Now they can plant small trees to come up around the remaining big trees and the forest will continue to be healthy and harvestable
I think I told you last evening about making yeast pancakes. I had some dough left over, so this morning I used that last bit of dough after adding a pinch of baking soda and the pancakes were wonderful. Even Gidget thought so. She licked off both of our plates after we finished eating the pancakes. I will try that method again soon. I just used Krusteaz pancake mix with a package of dry yeast, canola oil and the normal amount of water. That recipe is well worth saving.
Later today I am going to try to get a sourdough started. I read all about how last evening. I don't like the San Francisco sourdough, but the one my daughter started when we were in Alaska was wonderful. I now know that the airborne bacteria in different places makes the flavor of the sourdough different. Since it is very cool and moist here I think a starter made here should taste much sweeter as I prefer. Therefore, I will make a starter now instead of waiting until it gets warmer outside.
Obviously you can see that I like experimenting. I do that almost everywhere in my life. I have done it with my crocheting and knitting. I took many classes to learn how to sew, but even there I am inclined to experiment. I want to do some pinafores for my great-granddaughters. Those are inspired by my grandmother. She always made a new pinafore for me when I visited her. She always embroidered something on the pinafore. Those were among my favorite clothes.
I need to get off the computer now and do something useful. What that might be I haven't a clue, but I'll give it a shot anyway.
See you all later.
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