Zen’s Short stories : Trick or Treat

Now, as everyone knows, Ma; my better half, and I are waaaay off the beaten path...Ok.. It's not so much a path as a series of deer tracks that veer off a dirt road.. off a dirt road that is off an old mountain road....between villages... In the arm pit of the Columbia Gorge... So..... Continue Reading →

and the rain finally came in…

Last weekend, we got a nice light rain for the first time in months. This weekend, we have been getting a full weekend of some light rain and mists. I know there are a lot of areas that have been getting swamped this year, we are not one of them so these rains are absolutely... Continue Reading →

Zen Mountain Sunday Post 6 year anniversary

Well.. according to WordPress, it has been 6 years...course, the original Post started before that..Until the Hacking began and I moved here... Harvest So, I know that so many are overwhelmed at this point with veggies and some with fruit.. We are slowly gaining hot peppers and tomatoes.. veggie wise.. That's all she wrote... or... Continue Reading →

Ma’s bit during Tour de Fleece 2021

Last weekend finished the " Tour de Fleece 2021 " or on the FB page.. IN a nut shell, folks spinning through the event, scheduled during the Tour de France. ( obviously) More working with fibers while they watch. Some go for yardage, many folk push their limits in their own way, whether it is... Continue Reading →

Easy Breezy on Zen Mountain

As can only be expected; Zen mountain is cool and breezy yet. All of the wildflowers have come in, slowly changing the landscaping for a few weeks. Breezes blowing off some of the flowers from our trees and bushes, but so far nothing truly horrible....not yet... I had to stop putting our veggie plants out... Continue Reading →

Zen Short Stories: Hey Mom!

Spring seems to finally have found our Homestead here atop Zen Mountain. We are in between winds, wildflowers are blooming and gardens are getting ever closer to being run. Hey Mom! The kids around Zen are full of...well..something....and they are out to get Ma's attention...No matter What it takes. " Mom!" sigh....... "Mom!" "Momomomomomomom!" I... Continue Reading →

Zen Short Stories: New Boys on the block

Spring winds are blowing most days and nights as the Gorge attempts to switch from Winter to Spring. Temps fluctuate from highs all the way into the 60s; Summer weather, back down into the 20s..the rest of the year.. In the gardens I had been working out in the new garden area by the apple... Continue Reading →

Zen Short stories; We are The Hum.. Resistance is futile

Spring has sprung; the winds have kicked in. Last week, just a couple hours after I watered down the last burn, the winds started...and are still blowing and picking up speed. Tis the Season of the Wind.. The temps are in the mid forties though dropping, at present, and the winds after week of shaking... Continue Reading →

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