At Ten Springs Ranch we operate a small hobby vineyard; a little less than a 1/2 acre of Syrah vines. When we initially purchased the property, come harvest time we would give all our grapes to some local winemakers in exchange for a portion of the resulting wine. Over the last few years we have… Read More Winemaking with Friends – Bottling our 2019 Vintage
If your a new owner or considering purchasing an Airstream trailer, one of the things you’ll need to deal with almost immediately is how to find bedding, specifically fitted sheets, sheets, and maybe a replacement mattress for your trailer’s bed. Sounds easy right? Not exactly. To optimize the use of space, many of Airstream’s models… Read More Airstream Bedding, Not Normal?
Huddart Park in Woodside, California is a hidden gem to hike or run through, with it’s redwoods, ferns, meandering creeks, and rolling hills creating a refreshing get away from whatever ails you. Unfortunately for locals, access points to the park are extremely limited and parking a car near it is almost impossible without paying a… Read More Huddart Park Without a Parking Fee
Needless to say, seeing our property including a cabin, mobile home, countless beautiful mature trees, and our small vineyard incinerated by the Wallbridge fire took a lot out of me. It seemed that nature was telling us, “you don’t belong here… this land is remote, wild, and cannot be tamed by humans. Feel fortunate that… Read More Motivation to Rebuild
If you’ve ever traveled to Mendocino, CA, which you absolutely should, be sure to look up from your cell phone while in the middle of town. On top of the Savings Bank of Mendocino County you’ll see a beautiful sculpture. Once you notice it, you’ll probably ask yourself why is this sculpture on top of… Read More Mendocino – Time and the Maiden
Thanks to my tool-loving son, I received this little guy for Christmas this year from my wife. Although I own a couple of other circular saws including a traditional 7 1/4″ worm-drive Skillsaw and a Bosch panel saw, I really like these little 6 1/2″, 18V saws. They’re simple to use, require no cord, are… Read More Makita XSH03Z Review
In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 16 through Monday, August 17, 2020 a series of highly unusual thunderstorms rolled through most of northern California. With these thunderstorms came a reported 10,849 lightning strikes that, within a 72-hour period, sparked more than 350 fires across northern California. I remember being woken real early on… Read More The Fire of 2020
Since Nancy and I were engaged back in 1999 (was it really that long ago?), we have dreamed of owning and traveling around the country camping in an Airstream trailer. We both enjoy camping, the outdoors, and visiting interesting out-of-the way places and what better way to do these things than in an Airstream. When… Read More Why we bought an Airstream trailer and how we chose it