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June 2015

RCGRS – Annual Railway Tour (Pt 2)

RCGRS Annual Tour Part 1 Plants A couple of nice examples of mini-scenes from The Underground Railroad. I’ll have to do a little research to identify the species. These are from the Whisky Creek & Bear Mountain. To the right is a Chamaecyparis obtusa MEROKE TWIN, I think. Below are nicely trimmed Chamaecyparis pisifera TSUKUMO. The […]

Rose City Garden Railway Society – Annual Railway Tour (Pt 1)

The Rose City Garden Railway Society hosts an annual tour, where members open their home garden railways to the public. This year there were 13 railways on the tour. We didn’t have time to see them all, but visited seven. All-in-all it was a very enjoyable day. My goal for this trip was to look […]

How beautiful is thy Parm!

Parma! A hard cheese. VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Ten months of aging has brought about this little beauty!  Weighing just about two and a half pounds, my first ever parma style cheese is a great success.  Since this cheese was made last fall, I was able to age it mostly in the mud room.  […]

What’s new in the Grotto? Cheese, of course.

My newest aging space…my new age space. Russ built a “cool” controller for the Grotto.  It cycles the power, on and off, to keep the fridge at 55 degrees.  There’s the inventory hanging on the side – 29 wonderful – slow-food cheeses! 15 Traditional Cheddar, 4 parmesans, 4 Crottin de Chavignol, 4 Camembert,  1 farmhouse […]