Category: Lifestyle Blog

miscellaneous blog posts

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Long Hot Summer

Hi everyone! What a long hot Summer it has been! Statistics say we have had more days over 100 degrees than any other Summer on record. Early in the Summer a pair of geese landed on the pond and hung out for a couple of days. I think they were on vacation, as...

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California Tree Mortality

Hi everyone! This last Summer has been a long, dry, and hot experience. The drought in California has been very trying for the residents of the forested areas of California Many trees in California have died this summer due to the bark beetle. The trees that have died have added an increased fire...

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Goodbye Prince From All Of Us On The Ranch

He’s my Little Red Corvette Baby you’re much too fast Little Red Corvette He’s got an owner who’s gonna last. When I first saw him He was just a pup Right then I knew he was for me. But I didn’t have the money So I saved up ‘Cause Irish Setters don’t just...

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Charity Starts At Home

This is my wonderful Son Titus. He is my only child. He is 39 years old and is a very sweet person. He now lives with his girlfriend, Beth whom we think the world of. We help their household whenever we can and make sure they are always OK. Bill is Ti’s step...

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Birthday Party!

This is me with my girlfriends at the restaurant they took me to for my birthday lunch with the girls. Asha was there but she is taking the picture, and in the middle is my great friend Catherine and on the right is my long time friend Lori. We had so much fun....

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Anniversary Dinner!

Bill and I have been married for 34 years and we wanted to celebrate by going out to dinner. My favorite restaurant in Chico (our neighboring town) is called The Red Tavern, and it is owned by this gentleman and his wife, Rich and Chris Garcia. The food is contemporary and modern with...

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Mountain Music Festival!

Last week our community got the privilege of having live music at an open air festival hosted by our elementary charter school. All Proceeds went to the school’s support.  It was a fun warm, Spring day with hippies young and old…   There were dancers, kids, live bands, bubbles and even Santa disguised...

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Burn Day!

Yesterday was burn day here on the Ranch. This is the brush and pine needles that will be burned throughout the day.  Bill uses a rake and a pitchfork to feed the fires’ fuel. He also has a hose on and ready to wet the ground around the fire to keep it from...

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Pine trees, clear blue skies and fresh mountain air! This is the wonderful part of mountain living! Here I am with Rusty Boy cruising through Destiny Ranch on another glorious day in paradise (actually Paradise is a town that is 8 miles, as the crow flies, to the south east).   Heidi enjoys...