July 28, 2010

Spenceville Dogs (revised February 2013)

Spenceville Wildlife Refuge is a divine expanse of golden-haired hills where ancient oaks erupt like massive mushrooms. The Refuge is adjacent to Beale Air Force Base […]
July 27, 2010

Ditch Water

Irrigation water in the Sierra Foothills is not immune to the politics of  California Water Wars.  Water is a precious commodity and transporting water is expensive, especially to the thirsty […]
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 20, 2010

Edwards Crossing Trail, Nevada City, CA

Take the North Bloomfield Road a few miles out of Nevada City, CA until you come to a bridge down in the South Yuba River Canyon.  […]
July 16, 2010

Who Else Wants To Live On A Lake?

Now is the best time to buy a lakefront home at Lake of the Pines, California. The lakefront real estate scene is so much more affordable […]
July 15, 2010

Weimar Institute Trails

The trails at Weimar are not spectacular.  No long-range vistas of the snow-capped mountains.  No thundering waterfalls.  But these trails are some of my favorites of all the […]
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 13, 2010

Hidden Falls, Auburn, CA

Hidden Falls, a few miles west of Auburn, is one of my Top Five Favorite Trails.  It’s picturesque, shady, and has lots of water for my […]
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 […]