Winter brings many things. Amongst the package winter unloads on us is: rain, snow, wind, mud, and gunk. There are still a lot of outside activities outdoor enthusiasts can’t resist. But doing these activities may lead one to be cold, wet, dirty and smelly. Here are a few relaxing steps to warm the bones and settle back into your home. Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving from Aquaberry Bliss!
We wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings! First and foremost, we want to thank you for being a loyal reader and for joining our journey this year. We wish you tons of rest, relaxation and good food!
We could not be more thankful for the happiness, new opportunities, renewed appreciation for the world and our success over this last year! Some of the great things that happened to us:
- We explored tons of new places around Washington and Idaho
- We took ownership of a farm and will be officially opening Aquaberry Gardens next year
- We celebrated 1 year of marriage
- We exceeded 100 houseplants in our “jungalow”
- We officially spent 1 year living back in the town that we love
- We got a new beagle puppy and enjoy watching him learn and grow
- We saw countless shooting stars and appreciated our place in the universe
What are you thankful for this year?
One Year of Aquaberry Bliss!!
Here’s to the first birthday of Aquaberry Bliss! From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for reading and following along with our journey! So much has changed in this past year and we’ve come a long way; from acquiring a small natural farm, spending our first season at the farmer’s market, adopting a new puppy, learning more eco-friendly ways to live and traveling to tons of new and exciting places!
This first year of Aquaberry Bliss has helped us to process and enjoy the beautiful things in life, make intentional steps toward a future we are building with boundless happiness and to enjoy our community and the little things around us. Some highlights from this year:
Wonder of the World: Visiting Stonehenge
The Magic Beanstalk: Provider Bean in Winter
Rabbit Tracking on the Palouse
Hearty Ixtapa-Style Tortilla Soup
If Everyone Grew a Tiny Forest…
A Guide to Foraging Safety: 7 Tips
Vineyard Pruning at Wawawai Canyon
7 Benefits of a Walk in the Woods
Plant it Forward: The Power of Greensharing
Thank you again and we invite you to stay along for the journey; we are so excited to see where this life is headed!
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Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Explorer. Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle site dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.
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Sometimes I make mock-up Thanksgiving meals before the actual season just because the food is so delicious! After trying a test-run of some sage rubbed chicken, I also decided to switch up my recipe for stuffing/dressing. Since I didn’t want to ruin a potential Thanksgiving with something I wasn’t sure I loved, I had to try this one out first! Oyster stuffing is popular in Southern cooking and can be quite controversial; I had never tried it until now; I’m glad I did. Continue reading
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A Dozen Elk at Crystal Mountain, WA
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Comfort in Fall: Broccoli, Cauliflower and Swiss Chard Gratin
The Swiss Chard has been growing nicely in our farm’s fields, despite the cold and dreary weather. In fact, it seems to be flourishing! Since we had an abundance of the rainbow colored stalks and green leaves, I decided to make a vegetable bake that was hearty, warm and delicious. Continue reading
A Bliss-Filled Birthday!
Today is my birthday, and I couldn’t be more excited! We’ll be outdoors in nature taking breaths of fresh air, spending time with our dogs and loving the world!