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A Cool Moment for a Blogger and Some Notes from Raley Field

It was a scorcher in the valley yesterday (110 in Chico), but that didn’t keep me from having a very cool experience at Raley Field in Sacramento. 698 more words

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Beets and other Pickles

As soon as I got back from vacation I hustled to get all the cucumbers into an overnight soak of water w/alum and the jars and lids ready for a major pickling session. 380 more words


Picking Peas

This morning I was out in the garden bright and early to pick peas. We have so many of them! Most of us are getting tired of eating peas raw, so maybe we’ll try cooking them or blanching and freezing them. 10 more words


Lights, Flooring, Cabinets and More!

Truth be told, I thought a Sunday Hike blog post would be fun today, but then I realized the pictures were on Ben’s phone, and now his computer, so I don’t have those photos … yet. 704 more words

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On His Knees

I didn’t get a photo of Smokey the last time the farrier came to visit, so I made sure to get one during his most recent visit. 28 more words

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Empty Nest

I have a confession.  Our farm is not just a tranquil, charming home in the country.  It’s our nest.  And I’m doing anything I can to keep it from becoming… 504 more words


Spud Returns to Bear Vale

In January we learned that our rented bull “Spud” had a 100% success rate with our ladies. We were expecting seven calves this year. 300 more words

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