Pin It Crippen Creek Chronicles: March 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

I Shot 32 Elk!

I shot 32 elk in my they got in my pajamas, I'll never know. O.K. that was a pretty cheap Groucho Marx joke but it is true. I have spent several days this past week shooting elk with my camera. Snow in the Willapa Hills has been driving the elk herd down to valley in search of grass. This has provided endless entertainment for us in the morning as we sip our morning coffee. It has also been an exercise in mindfulness. The elk are so close to the house and so sensitive to our presence that we have to move slowly and deliberately lest we scare them off.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday is Bread Day

Focaccia with rosemary

If you are lucky enough to stay at our B&B on a Thursday night, chances are, you will wake up the next morning to the smell of baking bread, in addition to the smell of fresh-brewed coffee. Every Friday we bake artisan breads such as focaccia, ciabatta, and French baguettes for our bread subscribers. We also make delicious cinnamon rolls for those customers with a sweet tooth. Non-subscribers can purchase our bread at the Skamokawa Town Center on Fridays throughout the year. You'll also find it at the Two Island Farm Market from May to October.



Breads baked by our students in our bread baking class

Muffuletta on focaccia