After months of anticipation, we’re finally ready to give you a sneak peek into the main house at Gingerhawk. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been under construction for over a year, and the finish line is finally in sight. The main house is basically done with a few minor fixes that our contractor…

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We wanted to introduce a new blog format we’re trying out called Sustain-a-Snacks. Sustain-a-Snacks are bite-sized morsels of sustainability knowledge. Short and to-the-point, we’ll be highlighting a few important items in the world of sustainability each week. Let’s get right into it. If you haven’t seen the new Netflix documentary called David Attenborough: A Life…

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It’s been a long journey, but Gingerhawk is getting close to completion. At the end of August, we road-tripped from San Diego to Washington State to get things polished and ready for visitors. Honestly, things were not quite as finished as we would have liked. There’s still a lot that needs to happen to get…

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Although it often presents with no symptoms, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and stroke. It’s important to keep an eye on your blood pressure and make sure it stays under control. As a rule of thumb, 120/80 mmHg or below is considered a healthy blood pressure.…

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Long before we purchased the 25-acre property in Central Washington that we’ve named Gingerhawk, the area was home to a tribal people called the Yakama’s. For thousands of years, the Yakama people occupied nearly a quarter of current-day Washington state, from the Canadian border to the Columbia River. They lived in small village settlements near…

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Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve. Image via @chefchloe on Instagram Who says healthy food has to be boring and green? You won’t believe that some of these mouth-watering treats are vegan! 1. (Above) I want this Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve so bad. It looks monstrously decadent! 2. You better believe…

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While you might think of cooking herbs like rosemary and thyme when you hear about herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine actually refers to a wide range of substances that come from nature. These could be plant parts such as leaves, stems, roots and flowers, as well as minerals and animal substances. In Chinese, hua means flower,…

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Research shows that consuming a regular dose of fish oil can lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (Shane-McWhorter, 2018). Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for your body to build healthy cell membranes. These fatty acids also aid in brain development and support healthy…

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