Save Your Own Seeds

Save Your Own Seeds

Do friends rave about your vegetables? I don’t have to ask if you rave about them to your friends, because I know you do. Most committed edible gardeners are more than just a little crazy about their produce. It’s closer to a love affair. I can still hear myself...
Tips for Better Bike Camping

Tips for Better Bike Camping

Heading out for a camping trip by bike is gaining in popularity, as you can mix favorite types of recreation together. Why not load up your bike and skip the car? You may just get bitten by the bike travel bug and turn a weekend into a journey. Load the Right Bike...

Sharp Idea: Tend to Your Tools

Heather from a Southern California beach town contacted me recently about using sand for cleaning garden tools. She had come across my Seattle Times article on tool maintenance. This seemed like a good time to revisit this task, which I do every winter. Hi Bill,...

Safer Cycling in Traffic: Be Seen, Be Defensive

The other day I was riding behind another cyclist and thought, man, I have to get one of those jackets. I wasn’t envious, or bemoaning the lack of new cycling gear. But it was just getting dark, and when the headlights from a car behind us hit his jacket, it just...

Harvest Time on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail

A beautiful fall Sunday saw us journey out to the Snoqualmie Valley for a ride between Duvall, Carnation and Fall City. Parking at Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation, we cycled north along the old Carnation farm road, which hugs the west edge of the valley,...