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This online venture is for friendship and community more than anything else, and it fascinates me that the PNW seems so lightly represented here! What, we have more options and freedoms to seek out interesting folks in person?

My Lutheran upbringing gave way long ago a world of information and the myriad of cultures that join us all in community. I have enjoyed Unitarian fellowships for helping me see what a broad scope of wisdom is available from so many sources.

My 2 kids are each married, healthy, happy, and raising families of their own. Experiencing life with grandies has brought a wealth of love and joy I could not have imagined.

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Hi all and happy Saturday.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 24, 2020:
Safe travels, and have lots of fun!
It's a chilly, grey day here in KC so I thought I'd try a few recipies I've been eyeing.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 24, 2020:
I love gingerbread, and this is a good reminder to check my spice cupboard!
Some late blooms and a really cool tree! Sorry to any in the photography page who may have already ...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 24, 2020:
Beautiful, all of it!
Beware the fish worm, whether eating whiting or salmon?
tinkercreek comments on Oct 23, 2020:
True, and disgusting!
Hail the real proud boys
tinkercreek comments on Oct 23, 2020:
Exactly correct!
Sometimes you get it just right.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 23, 2020:
Looks great! I grew delicatas this summer, and realized why they are more expensive - creamy, tasty, perfect with just a coat of coconut oil!
How do you deal with the economic slump?
tinkercreek comments on Oct 22, 2020:
That's me! 15 yrs of single parenting is a great budgeting education, which means there is no need for takeout coffees.
"Caucasian?" [sapiens.org]
tinkercreek comments on Oct 21, 2020:
I am SO glad to see intellectual work on this subject! I appear as the expectation of caucasian, but have a strong genetic predisposition to my grandfathers "Bulgarian". Given the late 19th century population in Bulgaria, there were two distinct inhabitants: fair-skinned north european migrants, and dark-skinned east/arab migrants, or Romany/Gypsy. My grandfather was the latter, taken on by my father. When I was young and tanned, which happened easily, I was often taken for some native blend and developed a sense of identity with that. Fast-forward to current ancestral investigation, and voila! I have begun marking survey questions now as "mixed race".
Spring is here.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 21, 2020:
So pretty! I've cleared out the gardens, trimmed the vines, and spent an afternoon raking and bagging the first round of leaves. Now there is invasive English ivy to trim and pull around the fencing, and chop off the first fallen tree. Clarification: Fall is 'here'.
Someone set it straight.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 21, 2020:
I'm not sure of your info on Biden, but there is lots out there. Regardless, he is intelligent, educated, compassionate, and politically savvy with 8 yrs track record with Obama. He, himself, acknowledges his place as an "interim president", to start realigning the country and planet back to a positive standard. After that, the hope is for the voting public to once again be trustworthy to choose a new leader. IMHA.
Two of my younger Polish chickens were out dusting themselves today.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 21, 2020:
Pretty birds!
I'd like to thank @tinkercreek for the inspiration for these
tinkercreek comments on Oct 21, 2020:
Well done, taking it to the next level!
[kingarthurbaking.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 21, 2020:
Thanks for this link, they sound delicious! I am fortunate to live within a few miles of Bob's Red Mill, and his GF products are readily available now.
It was rough, but we survived.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 19, 2020:
I'm thinking I need to start a list of these things to tell my grandkids - before I forget them all!
Yup, my life nowadays.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 19, 2020:
Ya gotta admit, sometimes this is an advantage!
Garden makeover: Linda has "interesting" ideas for adding interest to our re-done center garden.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 19, 2020:
I think Linda had a great idea with this one!
Sums it up rather succinctly...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 19, 2020:
PERFECT! I may borrow this.
We had a dusting is snow in Omaha this morning — so seems to be a good day for crock pot soup.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 18, 2020:
Always a good day to throw random ingredients together - enjoy!
It's almost midnight here in Oklahoma and the police just left my house because my mysterious and ...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 18, 2020:
I am so sorry you've had these situations, it really shakes one up to feel threatened at home. Some years ago a couple neighbors (!) created a big threatening scene, both quite drunk, one at my front door and one at the back. There had been previous issues, threatening other neighbors, etc. I called 911 as they were screaming at me and pounding at the doors, heard by 911 on the line. Sheriff response was good, and they asked/recommended if I wanted them "permanently trespassed" from my property (in Oregon). That would create not just a property crime but a specific arrestable offence if violated. If that's what you have now, that's good, as would be several of the mentioned electronic security measures. Take good care!
This ain't healthy, but it sure tastes good.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 17, 2020:
This sounds fantastic, a must-try! Also, the knife is great, similar to but much larger than one I've used over 40 years. The kids gave me a nice set of ceramic knives some years ago, but they are rarely used. Using an old knife gives me synergy in the kitchen, with tactile memory and accuracy.
Farming 2020.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 17, 2020:
The condensed milk!!!
Causation there is a dead skunk in the photo: This was the skunk shortly after it got caught in ...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 17, 2020:
Fascinating! Are the kids helping with any of this?
I am going to attempt to taxidermy a skunk over the next few weeks.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 16, 2020:
Best of luck, and we'll be awaiting the finished product!
Howdy. I am just a couple of weeks away from being a 50 plus person.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 16, 2020:
Welcome, this is where it gets fun!
I could remember all except the last one.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 16, 2020:
You see, then,it's just that we were growing up at the dawn of media flooding and pop music craze, commiting it al to memoey forever. Data bank capacity!
Tonight's home supper is a typical Morroccan meal, with a starter of chicken brochettes with spicy ...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 16, 2020:
Great post - I LOVE Morrocan food, home cooked or take out (cute comment, Petter)! It's been a while, so now I'm inspired to find some, which will likely lead to recreating it on my own.
A friend of mine put his dating philosophy like this when I asked: .
tinkercreek comments on Oct 15, 2020:
I can certainly understand that.
This is awesome I'm not even drinking anything with this it tastes great.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 15, 2020:
What's the sodium count?
Literate humor.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 15, 2020:
Brilliant - I love it!
It might be a good thing that people don`t feel the need to wear corsets any longer it could be a ...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 14, 2020:
OMG, women suffered debilitating injuries and died due to how those things were worn!
My lowes orange tree loaded with oranges in NC .
tinkercreek comments on Oct 14, 2020:
Plants are amazing, and are sometimes nearly dormant before springing to life!
Today is Columbus day it should really be renamed to riot and destroy art day.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 12, 2020:
Not official here yet, but majority notice is Indigenous Peoples Day. Most geographical names have native roots and despite the lack of accurate schooled history, there is a great appreciation and respect. Now, for those fool renegades that do stupid things downtown, I haven't a clue.
I know what you did.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 12, 2020:
Would not/ Could not/ Despair infected!
Amidst all the terrible news, doom and gloom etc.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 12, 2020:
Brilliant!
I deviled some quail eggs. The task was a little difficult because of the wee size.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 12, 2020:
I doubt I would pursue that again.
Good luck with that lol
tinkercreek comments on Oct 11, 2020:
Gee, it's almost as though y'all think ALL women play those games.
Is it food? No it's one of the people made wonders of the world.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 11, 2020:
Interesting, I never knew!
The Stollen season is upon us already! [en.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 11, 2020:
Stollen was not incorporated in my family traditions and I am not familiar with it, so I looked it up. Interesting: "The bread does have religious symbolisms. It's long oval shape is said to symbolize Baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes. The ridge on the top of the Stollen is said to represent the hump on the back of a camel, which the Wise Men rode, carrying gifts to Baby Jesus. And the bright candied fruit is said to represent the jewels that the Wise Men wore."
Nice weather on Saturday in Wasilla Alaska.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 11, 2020:
Nice cage protection, and great timing!
I tried an almond flour crust with my bacon and white cheddar quiche this morning.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 11, 2020:
Wow, looks like a great GF crust, and good basic for quiche, love it!
Funnies for your day off . . . .
tinkercreek comments on Oct 11, 2020:
Those are great - the just-mopped floor!!
Never heard of that
tinkercreek comments on Oct 10, 2020:
I could never imagine that.
Did everyone remember to eat moldy cheese on this moldy cheese holiday?
tinkercreek comments on Oct 10, 2020:
That one slipped right by me, and I doubt English aged cheddar is nowhere near close enough.
A new dangerous invader showed up in Pennsylvania: video: [l.facebook.com]
tinkercreek comments on Oct 9, 2020:
Got it: fancy white caterpillars are poisonous.
I think I am creating a little terror.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 8, 2020:
They have you well trained!
Now you know.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 8, 2020:
Is there some conflict within that?
Trumpery definition
tinkercreek comments on Oct 8, 2020:
Over and over and over again.
Being older a lot of us live with pain.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 7, 2020:
I have become a living barometer. Osteoarthritis in my feet, hip and back has been quiet throughout our warm summer. This morning we dipped below 50' and even though today and tomorrow are later sunny and warm, rain and cooler temps are moving in, and I was limping and hurting all day. This sucks.
My house has 2 furnaces when I moved in I had replaced the very old Colman furnace with a Goodman ...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 6, 2020:
Glad you could find a suitable replacement, and with two newer furnaces plus woodstove now you should be feeling fairly secure to face the winter.
I was going to post this in the orchids group but I guess it is missing in action.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 6, 2020:
That is wonderful, I love it!
There are not very many duets these days. [youtu.be]
tinkercreek comments on Oct 6, 2020:
That's the humor I grew up with, along with Carol Burnett, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, who else? They were all true masters of their art.
Explaining Trump to the public is a tough job!
tinkercreek comments on Oct 5, 2020:
And her point is - ?? Was there something unexpected by accepting this highly visible job?
Great chance do it
tinkercreek comments on Oct 5, 2020:
Great idea!
Oh My God T-Shirt with Trump defeats COVID, coming to the W.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 4, 2020:
Screw that. I just ordered my WILL YOU SHUT UP MAN shirt.
Too short Ha Ha Ha!
tinkercreek comments on Oct 4, 2020:
Oh, I am laughing WAY too hard over this!!!
This showed up today from Amazon.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 4, 2020:
Whoa, that looks like some serious equipment!
Has anyone ever homemade a conduit bender? What did you use to fashion it? Was it effective?
tinkercreek comments on Oct 4, 2020:
Geez, I thought you were more responsible than that, being a dad and all. 😄🤣🤣😋
Love it payback for Epstein jokes
tinkercreek comments on Oct 4, 2020:
If only!
First I have ever heard about Antarctica. [youtu.be]
tinkercreek comments on Oct 2, 2020:
Neither have I! This is fascinating, and I'll be alert to hear of more from various sources.
He's my most favourite BGT comedy entrant.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 2, 2020:
He is great, hope to hear more from him!
Lowes discards: Blue Spruce marked down from 99.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 2, 2020:
Given a good fall planting and sunny location, it will fill and even out in no time - they are beautiful!
Has anyone had a vasectomy and then their partner expressed dismay because sex still resulted in "a ...
tinkercreek comments on Oct 2, 2020:
Sounds like a need for education.
Gorgeous frezias around my Neigbor hood.
tinkercreek comments on Oct 2, 2020:
Beautiful, Happy Spring!
Though there isn't technically a recipe in this video, I figured one could easily deduce a recipe by...
tinkercreek comments on Sep 30, 2020:
Brilliant! Guess now I have a reason to visit Germany.
Aren't you glad too
tinkercreek comments on Sep 30, 2020:
I just love it when there's a HUGE gender break on responses!
My girls are obsessed with the hose!
tinkercreek comments on Sep 30, 2020:
Silly pups!
Yup hilarious
tinkercreek comments on Sep 30, 2020:
Darned thing is, I have been told that I tend to leave men much more insightful and relationship-skilled than they were when I met them. Still don't know quite how that worked.
I have had a man (from a local site) contacting me several times, trying to chat me up.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 29, 2020:
Congrats on the bravery, and likely avoiding an uncomfortable situation in the future.
I had my first wild tarantula encounter so very cool.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 29, 2020:
Wow, I get along fine with all the spidies we have around here, and help them back outside when I find them in the house. HOWEVER, never running across one that size, I'm sure I would react if I did!!
Hey, y'all! My birthday is in November, but I've started working on my gift early.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 29, 2020:
Oooh, pretty!
Anyone for porn?
tinkercreek comments on Sep 28, 2020:
Those are all amazingly beautiful, but, THE BICYCLE!!!
Hi All.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 27, 2020:
Welcome back! I hope you can just relax and enjoy the exchange of info within various groups.
"Thank goodness you labeled everything!"
tinkercreek comments on Sep 27, 2020:
That's a beautiful ornament, and even more precious memory - and MY kind of a tree with authenticity! I haven't had a tree for a few years, but may give it one more go since I am home this year. The tough part is convincing my daughter-in-law that I truly do not want more "stuff", regardless of her black friday deals. The last few gifts are still boxed, but I think will just be moved on soon. So glad that Claire has made a healthy decision to leave a dangerous and dreary situation. Wishing all the best now!
What is the best month to check on your refrigerator experiments you know the ones that happen by ...
tinkercreek comments on Sep 27, 2020:
Being the only user of fridg items is useful in this regard!
A Break from the Chaos 1 . . . .
tinkercreek comments on Sep 27, 2020:
Those are absolutely stellar!!!
The Khaki Campbell ducks where out yesterday they have some very beautiful blue feathers.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 26, 2020:
Pretty birds!
My first recipe shared here: pork Alentejo style.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 26, 2020:
I like the seasoning combo, and a good red sauce without tomato!
I sure didn't
tinkercreek comments on Sep 26, 2020:
Maybe we need an agent.
I am 6 foot 3 inches tall and weigh about 240 pounds, why does my 10 bound cat think he can stop me ...
tinkercreek comments on Sep 26, 2020:
Although really just scent-marking us, some cats REALLY get into that, as my last one did. Another would sit on the back of the couch next to me and 'mark' my hair, nuzzling in behind my head. It really was sweet!
Who here relates to this video from Scotland on a first (socially distanced) date during the ...
tinkercreek comments on Sep 26, 2020:
Aww, that was so sweet!
Rogue Asteroid will impact Earth's Gravity in close encounter [youtube.com]
tinkercreek comments on Sep 25, 2020:
I just saw this - ya'all still alive out there?
Hi all, Been MIA a bit, a good friend and fellow volunteer at Recovering from Religion died ...
tinkercreek comments on Sep 24, 2020:
So sorry for the loss of your friend, and glad you got away for a healing retreat.
Closed on my house today! I did a little cleaning this evening and enjoyed hearing a symphony of ...
tinkercreek comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Oh, that is gorgeous! Congratulations, and I'm sure you will enjoy a peaceful new lifestyle there!
Assam is one of the states in the Northeastern part of India - close to Bhutan and China .
tinkercreek comments on Sep 24, 2020:
That sounds and looks amazing! I love to shop Asian food stores, and recently picked up a "Syrian Spice" mix, containing much of what's in this recipe. It's a great blend for all types of veges & meats.
Hi all :) Just wanted to give details .
tinkercreek comments on Sep 24, 2020:
What, you think a photo of good food will stop me from crying over that??! What a beautiful story and wonderful life-long memory for ALL of you - Congratulations!! 💞
Mother nature can appear cruel.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Wow, I've never seen anything like that!
"Linda approved" prototype plant container platform for fenceposts in our back yard.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Looks good! All I can think is who is assigned the task of going around to water all of those, or are they within hose-spray range? 🤷‍♀️
Pulled out my bedraggled petunias and planted some pansies last night.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Beautifully lush deck corner, well done!
Did Stephen Hawking get it correct? [chicagotribune.com]
tinkercreek comments on Sep 22, 2020:
He's always been right about most things, right?
At 3:00 A.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 21, 2020:
I would wager on the inquisitive little critter, who (scared shitless) scurries away without notice.
[youtu.be] Hi all. Guess what? Woohoo!
tinkercreek comments on Sep 21, 2020:
Congratulations!! You have taken such joy and care with your partner and your littles, bodes as a wonderful start! Much happiness and success to you all 🥰
Which one is you
tinkercreek comments on Sep 21, 2020:
5! Will rest tomorrow.
Meredith got spayed today and the vet found a pyometra.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 21, 2020:
So glad the vet was able to find that and get it out. Happy days ahead for you and Meredith!
Grandma's Leban This is an acquired taste for some need to like yogurt.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 21, 2020:
Sounds great, but I am unfamiliar with Syrian bread - what is unique about it?
Anyone able to identify this little guy?
tinkercreek comments on Sep 20, 2020:
Alien hieroglyphs on miniature host.
We now all know why women peel their bras off as soon as they get home.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 20, 2020:
Well, something like that.
I try to avoid all forms of sugar in my diet.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 19, 2020:
You will likely still be building new gardens after other folks are gone! Thanks for the recipe, one I will surely use.
I was playing the Wheel of Fortune app and the answer was viperfish being curious I had to look it ...
tinkercreek comments on Sep 19, 2020:
"Sounds quite creepy" - uh, Yeah.
Getting in to Autumn now here, but the Daisy types or Compositae are still going strong, especially ...
tinkercreek comments on Sep 19, 2020:
Love the bright whites!
Now that schools (in some places are open) it's test time.
tinkercreek comments on Sep 19, 2020:
These are the times.

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