June 18, 2012

Sutter Buttes Day Trip

The Sutter Buttes are an isolated cluster of small mountains that seem to have floated up throught the valley floor near Yuba City, California.  This peculiar […]
June 14, 2012

Rainy Day Lunch in Nevada City

What could be better on a rainy afternoon than to meet a dear friend for lunch in Nevada City? Lefty’s Grill is one of those small […]
June 10, 2012

Bless This Home. The Short Ceremony.

Sometimes a home needs a blessing before the new buyers move in.  Maybe the home has bad ju-ju from a divorce, or mean-spirited people have been […]
June 9, 2012

Buying a Home. The End Game.

If you are buying a home to live in, not rent to someone else or flip for a profit, but actually move into and live happily […]
June 8, 2012

Seed Catalogs for Susan

My pal, Susan Jordan, asked me to recommend seed catalogs for heirloom corn or maize.  That’s a more complicated request than it seems.  Let me share a passage about […]
June 5, 2012

Green Authors at Grass Valley Farmers Market

  Several Local authors will gather at The Book Seller (my favorite book store) during the weekly farmers market in downtown Grass Valley on Thursday, June […]
June 3, 2012

The Most Important Blog

Four days ago I completed the Real Estate Tomato “Thirty One Blogs in Thirty One Days” challenge.  I wrote exactly thirty-one blogs in a systematic one-blog-a-day routine (no […]
June 3, 2012

Organic, Sustainable, Local

Those three terms–Organic, Sustainable, Local–are the foundation for healthy, environmentally sound, and community conscious eating. The farmers markets here in the Sierra Foothills are opening for […]
June 3, 2012

6 Nevada County Farmers Markets

  Here’s the schedule of Nevada County Farmers markets for 2012: MONDAY AFTERNOON Nevada County Certified Growers’ Market 3-6 pm, Highway 49 at Linnet Lane, 2 […]