Hello, again, from the Canaan Valley. My name is Paul and I’m one of the camp nurses. Here at the health center we believe in empowering campers through health. This is my 6th summer at Merrowvista and when I first started, I underestimated the health team’s role in the community and camper’s lives. I have learned that camp nursing is more than just treating scrapes and stomach aches. Like every other Youth Development Professional here, our job is to help campers grow and learn to be their best selves.Read More
Oregon is an eat or be eaten state. A live off the land state. A nature is a cycle of vicious and unapologetic destruction state. Based on my observations, I’ve created an Oregon specific food chain to help visitors.
Berries, especially Huckleberries<<
Oregon is lush! There are berries everywhere! There are so many berries that they rot on the tree, without people or other woodland creatures bothering to harvest them. Paul and I have made several pies, crisps, and buckles out of Oregon berries.
I had never seen a huckleberry before, so I wasn’t 100% on what I should harvest.Read More
When I first started organizing this series of post, I tried to write what we did day by day, but the days and the tasks all blended together. We didn’t really paint first and then worry about the desk second. We made these changes all at once over the course of 10 days. Waiting for paint to dry meant you better be sanding down the headboard, or hemming curtains, or figuring out what dishes you want to haul with you. I’ve organized this series in “steps” because it’s easier to digest this way, not because we actually did these steps in this nice, leisurely order.Read More
This is the DIY used RV to cute RV post. Ugh. I have been putting off writing this post, but the time has come. You, however, are free to avoid reading it.
Fixing up an RV was not a pet project that we completed on the weekends. We picked up our trailer on January 4th. It was 7 degrees out. We hit the road on January 15th. We were limited by time, money, and the weather, but mostly by time. It was so gratifying to see our project take shape, but it was also tons of exhausting work. Hopefully others can learn from our process.Read More