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Nov 20, 2008: Munchkin Visit

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Yesterday we were inundated with hordes of 6th graders from nearby Hood Canal School. The kids were on a field trip to learn about salmon and shellfish. They travelled to local rivers to see salmon spawning, and then came down to HH to tour the facilities and learn about how important it is to prevent water pollution. A few of the braver kids even sampled some of the raw oysters.   Below: we're assuming this was her first raw oyster...

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Oct 23, 2008: Fall Colors

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We've been celebrating fall by giving away deliciously tart and pesticide-free locally-grown apples.

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Oct 15, 2008: "I am a person who walk"

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The Hama Hama bridges were built in the 30s, and they're beautiful and artistic and much preferable to the bland concrete spans the State will eventually replace them with.  The problem is that they were built for 1930s-era cars, and now they're too narrow. This fall, the Washington State Highway Department compounded that problem by putting guard rails on the bridges. Here's the south bridge pre-guard rail: It's not immediately clear why these bridges needed guard rails. Obviously, no vehicle was going to drive off them mid-span. We posed this question to the construction workers, who told us they were...

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Oct 10, 2008: Woodworker Phil

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Phil Lewis Day, a local guy who works wonders with wood, stopped by to show us some of his creations.  The basket below is made out of many pieces of firewood glued together and then polished smooth in a lathe... its design was inspired by Native American woven baskets. The basket below is made out of curly maple. Occasionally big leaf maple trees have 'curly' grain... no one knows what makes the trees grow this way. Locals also call curly maple 'music wood,' because it's often used to make guitars, or 'wavy-gravy,' because it's so valuable. Phil put the band-aid...

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Sep 30, 2008: The Seattle Times re-discovers Hood Canal

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Read it here.

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