You replaced your roses with rutabagas, your peonies with potatoes and your barbecue grill with a pea trellis. And you don’t even like peas.
All that heirloom produce in stores and farmers markets is just Johnny-come-lately for Jo Robinson.
You dont often hear motorcycle competitions compared with golf, but an event Saturday in Spanaway practically begs for it. Yes, the Vintage Motorcycle Trials at Marymount will be louder and dirtier.
Mike Brennan emerges from a forest of gigantic bamboo and looks up at the gently swaying green poles. He’s a little sweaty after cutting down one of the 50-foot long trunks.
Learn about sustainability and renewable energy at Mother Earth News Fair, chow down on chili, listen to all kinds of music from Vicci Martinez to bell choirs this weekend.
At some point just about every homeowner gives a thought to solar energy. Who wouldn’t like to power their house with the sun, watch their electric meter run backwards and never pay for a kilowatt again?
It doesn’t take long for Dee Williams to give a visitor a tour of her Olympia house. She simply stands in one spot and spins a 360. As she turns she’ll point out the composting toilet, the small maritime heater, the loft she sleeps in. It doesn’t take much to fill a home that’s only 84 square feet. For the last 10 years Williams has been living in the small and tidy structure in the backyard of close friends. The home has no running water and no refrigerator but, she says, it’s all that she needs.
Get ready to spruce up your yard and garden at several plant sales, find a new or used bike at the Bike Swap, take in music and watch the Tacoma City Marathon. These are more events this weekend.
Every few years the iconic American musical “West Side Story” undergoes a revival. Stagehands build sets, actors rehearse and a director sweats last-minute complications. In Tacoma’s Stadium District, an 1889 Victorian called the Fitch House is undergoing a revival of its own. Workers are scraping paint, carpenters are repairing stairs and two directors are working on details.
If you’ve eaten chocolate eggs from your Easter basket for breakfast and snacked on jelly beans for lunch, you might wonder if it’s necessary to make a dessert for Easter dinner. Necessary? Not really. But if you settle for some leftover Peeps, you are missing an opportunity to fully celebrate one of the sweetest holidays of the year.
The smell hits you even before you walk into the little red barn alongside Interstate 5 in Fife: A dozen pigs and five steers make a heck of a lot of manure. But for the teenagers from Fife High School’s Future Farmers of America group, it’s all part of a day’s schoolwork – and part of the excitement of the Washington State Spring Fair.
A 2.5-acre forest is growing in Federal Way that’s unlike any other — at least in Washington. The trees have leaves the size of oar paddles and flowers as showy as rhododendrons.
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