October 14, 2010

Three Best Ways to Fall on Your Face

No, really.  This is not a real estate blog.  This is about falling on your face while running the trails.  The title is not a metaphor.  […]
October 12, 2010

The Perfect Farm

Perhaps you have the dream of buying a parcel and starting a farm.  Perhaps you plan to start with a garden (wise idea) and then “grow” into […]
October 3, 2010

Cascade Canal Trail, Nevada County, California

Cascade Canal trail is flat as a pancake.  As a runner I find that kind of terrain tedious, but it does have its uses.  Some folks […]
August 22, 2010

Professor Poop’s Effluent Exam–25 Questions

Septic system inspections are not required by most California rural counties when the title of real property is transferred from seller to buyer.  An inspection may, however, be required […]
August 21, 2010

The Arithmetic of Ditch Water

In the previous article we defined “one miner’s inch” of irrigation water as the amount of water that could flow through a one square inch hole […]
August 10, 2010

The Lowdown on the Hoedown

Should you consider an internship on a working farm?
July 27, 2010

Riverhill Farm in Bloom

Riverhill Farm, a few miles north of Nevada City, CA is my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  It’s a farm where I buy an annual share in […]
July 15, 2010

Prayer Cove at Weimar Institute

Five miles into the Weimar run we stop at Prayer Cove, a secluded clearing just off the Coyote Creek trail.   Dharma drinks and splashes around […]
July 12, 2010

Monday Night Feastball

Monday, sweet Monday, is our vegetable pickup day at Riverhill Farm.  Monday evening we prepare a feast from all the fresh local produce and invite some lucky […]