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Douglas Fir

Lessons From Sawdust

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Our family moved just north of Portland, Oregon, on a homestead in the tiny Rock Creek drainage. Not three months after we got there, we were awakened in the pre-dawn hours by chainsaws felling 100-foot Douglas firs that crashed down across the slopes facing our property. It shook our windows and it shook our kids.

Parksville, Qualicum Beach a Short Getaway From Vancouver

Sandra Thomas | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

We were standing in the free-flying room of the World Parrot Refuge, home to more than 800 abandoned or former breeding-stock parrots from more than 50 species, located on Alberni Highway in Coombs.

Christmas Tree Trimming Tips

Winston Sih | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Winston Sih

Hunting for the ideal tree can often feel more like a chore than a pleasure, but with a little organization and these helpful tips, your family will be able to enjoy the perfect tree over the holidays.