Starting a Tater Farm

Starting a Tater Farm

Caption: When in doubt, plant potatoes! Hank picked up some seed! Not quite sure where to start. There has been so much happening. But first off, I hope YOU are well and safely tucked at home. Our son Rylan and his sidekick Delta dog arrived on Tuesday night and I am...
Digging deep

Digging deep

Photo Caption: Hank and I are hatching up a plan! We are all going to have to dig deep for this one. We are also an amazing and creative community. I am doing my first ever Facebook Live at 10 am this morning (wish me luck and sign in to the OICF FB page to watch) and...
Looking for the Silver Lining

Looking for the Silver Lining

As we are all adjusting to this new reality, I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who has invested in this community.  Because of you, as we enter unchartered territory, we have strong systems in place to keep essential services flowing come what may....
Finding the Good in Every Situation

Finding the Good in Every Situation

One of the lovely things about living in a small community is that, often, when things go bad, someone steps up to save the day. Such was the case this past week at Children’s House.  Someone broke into the building last week. The staff noticed first thing in the...
(Almost) Spring!

(Almost) Spring!

There is a great deal of discussion about the coronavirus. Read what the San Juan County team recommends here. I appreciate the thoughtful and reasoned approach. While I hope that the virus will miss us, it would be wise to be prepared in case it does not. I figure...
Feeling the Love

Feeling the Love

This Valentine’s Day we are feeling the love from the Lundeen Family. Bob Lundeen was a remarkable community leader and a founding member of the Orcas Island Community Foundation Board. Betty was equally engaged in a variety of efforts such as the Senior Center...