Domestic Challenges, Wild Beauty

I’m ecstatic to be back on our property in Northeastern Oregon.  There’s lots to do: organizing inside the yurt to make cooking and storage more convenient, building a spring box and laying pipe to get potable water into the yurt, putting in the garden.  And there are many challenges: a muddy road, cars that get stuck in the mud, a broken water pump, mice nibbling seedlings in the cold frame, late frosts.

But the wild beauty of this place makes it all worthwhile.

Yurt View
View from the yurt

On Saturday, we took a break to look for morels.  We found nine and sauteed them with our first asparagus harvest from the garden.

Morel
Morel
First Asparagus
First Asparagus

They were delicious, but so were the views on our short walk.

Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Looking towards the Blue Mountains
Looking towards the Blue Mountains

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