Category Archives: Oregon

After Clashes at Pilot Butte, District Attorney Announces Charges

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel is charging seven people following the fights that broke out during competing political demonstrations at Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park on Oct. 3. Hummel announced the charges at a press conference Oct. 29. Two weeks ago, the Bend Police Department released a statement suggesting that 22 people who were involved… Read More »

A Circus of a Halloween

Halloween festivities are ramping up, despite COVID-19 restrictions, and amid this wild year, Venardos Circus is offering some live entertainment. Its “Spooky Spectacular” show in Redmond happens throughout the last week-end of October. For those looking for somewhere to wear those spooky, cool or funny costumes, this would be the place, as costumes are encouraged. … Read More »

The Flexible Planner for 2021 is Here! | An Oregon Cottage

The Flexible Planner is a simply designed planner that bridges the gap between traditional planners and notebook journaling, giving you a place to plan the simple homemade life you want instead of letting the days just happen. Ready for something that can help you work towards the life you want? Then you’ll want to check… Read More »

BOO! Halloween Shows Are Everywhere

The scariest possible thing I can think of is no live music— and for the most part Central Oregon has defeated that idea this year, and will continue to do so over this Halloween weekend. The best part of it is that there are shows all over the region! Courtesy Eric Leadbetter … Read More »

Oh! Rats

Several years ago, I heard a tragic story of a young child from Simnasho living on the Warm Springs Reservation who died from bubonic plague; it got a lot of people’s attention. The story I heard was that her pet house cat killed and carried a Belding’s Ground Squirrel into her home. A flea from… Read More »

The Garlic Equation

Thick socks. Steaming soup. A warm spot by the heater. A crop of garlic in the ground. These are the stuff of wintertime cozy feelings. Like having meat in the freezer, or jars of peaches in the pantry. Garlic in the ground equals food security, long before it pokes above the ground. It’s fulfilling to… Read More »

Butternut Squash Miso Brussels Sprouts Bowl | Minimalist Baker Recipes

Say hello to the best thing to hit your taste buds this fall! But no, seriously. Hello, incredibly flavorful nourish bowl! The best news? When you use already-cooked grains, this recipe comes together in about 30 minutes!  When contemplating the flavors for this fall-themed Buddha bowl concept, I couldn’t shake the idea of grains topped with… Read More »