Mountain Living

Autumn Hike In The Mountains

On Saturday, we decided to go to our property and go on an Autumn hike in the mountains.  The “back yard” of our property goes straight up, so it’s quite a steep hike.  There are some sections that have animal trails that we can follow with switch backs, and other sections without a path.  We love the mountain that’s going to be behind our house and can’t wait to explore it more.  It was the first time we’d actually made it to the top, and we even saw an elk,…

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Holidays

Poison Apples For Hallowe’en

A few years ago, one of my colleagues brought everyone at work black candy-coated apples.  Ever since then, I’ve absolutely loved them and make them every year in the Autumn.  These poison apples for Hallowe’en are really easy to make.  There are lots of recipes online, but I usually use this one.  The candy coating is made from scratch, and you just need a candy thermometer to make them.  The only tricky part is finding black food coloring.  This time of year it’s a little easier, but you might have…

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Birdie's Halloween

Spirits Of The Dead

Tik tok…tik tok…can you hear it?  The clock is counting down and you’re running out of time!  There are only TEN days left until the doors close forever on the Season of Ghosts!  This Hallowe’en season is unique because it’s the premiere of Birdie’s Hallowe’en Decorating & Entertaining Guide.  There’s nothing else like it out there to help you decorate your home and throw a Hallowe’en party based on a yearly theme.  Every year the theme will change, so it will be a great idea to collect each issue year…

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Birdie's Apothecary

Crafters Market

  I may have mentioned this before, but there’s a private Facebook group for the 800+ people who either own land or live on the mountain.  A few weeks ago, Andy and I bought some homemade honey from one of the residents up here.  It occurred to me that there’s probably quite a few people who have all kinds of homemade items they’d like to sell.  I decided to post in the Facebook group asking if anybody would be interested in a farmer’s market-type event.  There were so many people…

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Holidays

Hallowe’en Fun In The Salt Lake Valley

  It’s our favorite time of year, and also our busiest!  Aside from getting ready for Winter, there’s always so many fun activities to do in October.  I thought I would share some Hallowe’en fun in the Salt Lake Valley that we’ve been doing!  We kick off the Hallowe’en season each year by going to Oktoberfest in Snowbird. It usually starts at the end of Summer and goes to mid-October.  We’ve gone every year and just love it.  One year we even took the Gondola up to the top of…

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