Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011


This was our first attempt at growing Gobo, I doubt that our garden slugs had ever seen or tasted them before but it didn't take them long to discover them and then seek them out as a favorite food! Few survived the onslaught, we will see what we have when we dig them up in a month or so.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Avant Garde Jam Making..

Some Avant Garde jam making going on Chez Meacham today! Besides the batch of Marion & Raspberry made from berries left over in the freezer from last year & a batch of fresh picked blackberry jam. We also made a batch of Ghost Pepper Jelly! You better be paying attention next time we give you a jar of Jam :^)....

Monday, September 12, 2011

The DWTHB Challenge

So last Saturday the plan was to team up with a few other guys from portlandhikers.org & attempt to do the Mt. Hood 40 mile loop trail in a day. Well mother nature had other ideas & the mountain loop trail was closed due to a Forest Fire. So instead we came up with the DWTHB Challenge. Thats Dog Mountain, Wind Mountain, Table Mountain, Hamilton Mountain & Beacon Rock in one day! We had to add Beacon Rock to push our elevation over 10,000' for the day! Distance was about 25 miles.

The photo above is on Beacon Rock the last Summit at about 6:30pm we had set out that morning from the Dog Mountain trailhead at 5:15am.

Here are all the stats:

There is a trip report on portlandhikers.org if you want to read all the gory details :^)

More Peppers!

Numex Sunrise, Numex Centennial, Black Prince & Ubatuba.

Paradise Park Backpack Trip

September 3rd & 4th Chiyoko & I did a Paradise Park Backpack trip on Mt. Hood, even though it was September already the flowers on the upper meadows around 6500' were just hitting peak bloom!

It was a lovey clear night, lots of star gazing!

George Parker

Back in June Mum & Dad took a weeks holiday back in North Wales were we used to live and paid a visit to their friend of many years George Parker. Sadly in August 2011 George passed away.