Author Archives: brookescout

Scouts Alive! Heritage Square Dancing (1 Yr Later) and Searching for Wild Plants at Huntington Gardens

UPDATE: THIS IS AN OLD POST THAT I’M NOW FINISHING WOW TIME FLIES It came time to pick a new badge, and a couple of things happened. I got a new job, which prevented me from being able to do much work on my Folk Dancing badge and some of my others. Also, folk dancing […]

Trout Talk, Forest Ranger Sexism, and Pony Parties

Have you ever been to a fish hatchery? I had heard the words before, and knew these things existed, but had no idea how or why. For my Conservation Badge, one of the requirements was to visit a fish hatchery and to learn what your state and Federal government do to protect and increase fish […]

A Horse is a Horse of Course of Course

A few weekends ago, Shawnte and I were hiking through a canyon after our trout hatchery expedition (more on that soon), and  came upon a bunch of bubbling tar in the ground. It prompted me to start singing The Beverly Hillbillies Theme song. Then we moved onto Green Acres and Mr. Ed, later progressing into […]

Of Nurses, Nuns, and Peas

I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seat wondering how my patient has been doing. Well, it’s been up and down. He got better after this last bout of sickness, made it through Christmas and New Years, and then got a NEW flu and sinus infection about a week ago, and has […]

Nurse Jackée

I wanted to start by giving a shout out to one of my favorite ladies, Jackée, before getting medicinal on y’all. I admit to not knowing much about Home Nursing. If I do think about it at all, which I can’t say I do, it’s more being curious about homeopathic medicine, but I’ve never done […]

Step By Step…ooh babayyy

Yes, I just gave a shout out to NKOTB as we get into this art tutorial. I’m betting a lot of people I know would be excited if they picked the Drawing & Painting Badge. Or maybe they would even choose it themselves. Here it is, in my lap, and I’ve been such a baby […]

CSA = Conveniently Supplied Agriculture?

I’m not going to belabor my thoughts about Shawnté and I’s trip to Oak Glen, but I wanted to share my experience and aftermath of that fateful day we sought out some U PICK apples. Ok, let’s be real. I’ve blown so much more $ on non-local, non-organic crap. But for whatever reason, it wasn’t […]

Drawing and Painting meets Fear and Self-Loathing

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted anything. I’d love to go on about all of the reasons why, like “I’m just SO busy with my job and traveling, blah blah blah, etc.” and while it’s true, I feel like I’m cheating myself, you, and anyone else who has happened to stumble upon this little […]

From Beesearch to Bee Church Pt. 2

Continued from Bee Church Pt. 1 When we got to Moorpark for the HoneyLove Sanctuary Mentoring Session with Kirkobeeo, my husband Mads and I were given bee suits to put on (thanks to Ceebs!). I was pre-prepared, wearing long sleeves, long pants, socks, and a hat so that the net would stick out from my […]

From Beesearch to Bee Church Pt. 1

Let me start off by saying that I had no idea how much I’d be affected by my adventures in beekeeping, all because I dared myself to earn this badge. I can’t remember the last time I dove into a new subject with such curiosity, and even though the month is up, I have a […]