This spring, I’ve been busy getting real about following my dreams… the ones that involve seeking freedom from urban captivity and planting myself in a greener place. I’ve been spending most of my weekends playing out the long-game of our move to the northwest, ferrying across Puget Sound and trekking across the wild Olympic Peninsula in search of a new habitat to call our own.
Our sights were set on Sequim, Washington – a little town that charmed us with its fields of lavender and uniquely sunny microclimate. It’s located at the center of the Olympic rain shadow, a geographic phenomenon that makes this special place, despite being a stone’s throw from Seattle and some of the wettest temperate rainforests on Earth, receive nearly as little annual rainfall as Los Angeles (!!!)
We’ve been dreaming and scheming to find a home here, and this week we finally move into a funky old house near the Dungeness River with fertile dirt, rich biodiversity, and generally epic potential. Amongst our regular kitchen capers, I expect this setting will bring us many more edible adventures to share… stay tuned for tales of gardening, gathering, and maybe even salmon fishing!