The People’s Creamery

July 25, 2018

With its storied history and long legacy of producing premium dairy products, the Tillamook County Creamery Association is one of Oregon’s most beloved institutions. Shannon Lourenzo loves cows.

For the farmer-owner and board chairman of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, his roughly 600 dairy cows are like extended family.

Ask Shannon about his cows, and his mood livens. He’ll tell you how they all have unique personalities and endearing quirks that make the stress of dairy farming worthwhile. He’ll tell you about Holstein cows (black and white fur) and Jersey cows (brown fur) …

Happenings Out West

July 25, 2018

Planning a final hurrah before summer ends? Check out the following events as you hit the road throughout Ruralite territory ALASKA Friday, …

Photographing Funerals

July 25, 2018

I watched from a distance as Johnny approached the casket. He had shown little emotion to this point, greeting people, …

How to Outdoor-Proof Your Smartphone

July 25, 2018

Let’s face it. Your smartphone is a tenderfoot outdoors. Dangers abound, ready at any moment to turn it into a …

Fiesta Fusion

Tequila Lime Salmon: Grilled or Ceviche Style 30 ounces wild Alaskan king salmon, rinsed and thawed Approximately 1 shot of tequila Juice from 2 to 3 fresh squeezed limes Dash of salt Pinch of cayenne pepper Dash of …

Red, White and Blueberries

Blueberry Creamsicles 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton) 3 tablespoons coconut cream ¼ teaspoon grated lime zest In a small sauce …

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