To Do.

I love this sign welcoming you to Wallace Falls!
Now that we're back to normal around here, it's time to set some goals for 2015! Here's what's on the books for us:

Plan an epic trip to Eastern Europe AND spend the summer hiking in the PNW! We're pulling the trigger and are planning a maj three week trip to Eastern Europe this fall, loosely following my pal Rick Steves suggested itinerary. Europe has always been on both of our bucket lists so the time is now. I've planned many a vacations, but this one is going to be a doozy! In the meantime, we are saving our pennies and dimes so there won't be much travel in the coming months. I've been geeking out on the Washington Trails Association app recently and have found this new, intense love for hiking. I already have a bunch of hikes bookmarked for the coming months. We kicked off 2015 by tackling Wallace Falls. Zero snow up in the mountains means many trails and clear and ready to be hiked minus the summer crowds. Gotta love that! If you want to hit the trails with me, lemme know! I might start an email group for it :-)

Learn how to make kombucha at home AND fried chicken. Kind of opposite ideas, I know. I'm totally addicted to that fizzy, yummy goodness but at $4 a pop, it's getting kinda pricy. Time to brew that 'ish at home! Looking for inspiration here, here and here. And I've actually never attempted fried chicken before, but always like a culinary challenge. I've been watching Chef & the Farmer on PBS (nerd alert.) and she made it in one of her episodes. It was an "ah ha!" moment for me and something I'm ready to try!

Continue to be a bad ass gardener AND join a local fruit CSA. You know me, come April, this blog will be all about gardening! I'm even honing my skillz by taking a permiculture class as well as  an extensive 4 week gardener's class through Seattle Tilth. So far, I've done fairly well by just winging it, but now I'm ready to take it to the next level. And although the yard is producing maj produce, our homegrown fruit is still lacking. Our poor lil apple orchard won't be producing for years - sad face. There's just not enough is ma yard to cover our fruit cravings so a CSA it is. Did you know that fruit only CSA's even exsisted? I didn't. Thinking we'll go with this one. I can't always make it to the farmer's market so this will ensure weekly, local fruit.

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