9/18 Port Blakely Tree Farms

Field Trip with Fourth Graders
Learning about whorls, snags and "lazy" Western Hemlocks
How old is this tree? About 26 years old. 
When I hear "tree farm" I'm usually a little skeptical, but I give this field trip and Port Blakely two thumbs up. And I have to admit, the books, newspapers and magazines that I love to read need to come from somewhere....
Do you know what a whorl is? 

Protein Dark Chocolate Muffin

 Thought this might be a fun treat and it was. The instructions were simple, but apparently I forgot to stir well! It didn't turn out pr...