Last year we invested in a property on the Yamhill River to rent on Airbnb for passive income while we travel. When we bought the house we didn’t have any furniture and were saving and buying things that the house needed. In January 2022 we listed it on Airbnb and have been making small improvements … More Rent our Airbnb
Here is our complete January foraging guide for the Pacific Northwest. Wood Ear Mushroom Wood ear mushroom (Auricularia sp.) also know as jelly ears can be foraged even when they are frozen in cold January temperatures. They have a jelly-like texture and grow on wood. They are common in Asian dishes and usually pan fried. … More January Foraging Guide
As the temperatures continue to drop, there are still plenty of things to forage throughout the winter in Oregon. We are in the Willamette valley near Sheridan, Oregon and here is our list of our favorite things to forage in December in that area: Winter Chanterelles Winter Chanterelles, Yellow Feet or Craterellus tubaeformis are small … More What to forage in December
As temperatures stop to drop there are still plenty things to forage in Oregon. Here is a list of our favorite things to forage in November: Spruce Tips Conifer needles remain throughout the winter months and can be easily identified. Most conifers are edible with only a few toxic varieties. Pine, Spruce, Fir and Redwood … More What to Forage in November
The Umpqua National Forest is on the western side of the Cascade Mountains and one of our favorite places in Oregon. This part of the Oregon Cascade Mountains is known as “Oregon’s Emerald-Jewel Gateway” to Crater Lake National Park. You can visit throughout the year but driving to some of the spots will be harder during … More Umpqua National Forest Weekend Guide
We’ve compiled a list of 30 fun and practical gifts for the backpacker on your list. Each item on the list Paul or I personally own and love or have read lots of reviews of and have added to our own wish lists. This post contains affiliate links that earn us a small commission should … More 30 Gift Ideas for Backpackers: A Complete Holiday Gift Guide
We’ve compiled a list of 30 fun and practical gifts that all outdoorsy people will appreciate but particularly those whose favorite outdoor activity is camping. Each item on the list Paul or I personally own and love or have read lots of reviews of and have added to our own wish lists. This post contains … More 30 Gift Ideas for Campers: A Complete Holiday Gift Guide
A lot of people ask us why we like mushrooms so much. And that’s surprisingly a difficult question to answer. I’ve found myself thinking “why not mushrooms?” It seems to me a little bit like asking someone why they like food so much, or why they like to hang out with their friends so much. … More Why Not Mushrooms?
This recipe makes two pints of pickled Chanterelles, you can play around with this recipe and pickle any mushroom but we most recently did Wild Oregon Chanterelles. This is not a true pickle and therefore this quick pickling method will only keep for about 6 months and needs to be stored in a cool place. … More Pickled Wild Chanterelle Mushrooms
We’ve officially been living tiny in our renovated motor home for six months now! We’ve really loved having our own space that we can do whatever we want with. We’ve always rented and never owned anything before and it feels so good to be able to paint, remodel and make this space completely our own. … More Six Months of Motorhome Living!