Wow! When you find yourself in the area of Big Sur with the weather nice and you’re looking to get out for a great hike look no further than Creamery Ridge Loop Trail! This hike features 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean throughout most of the trail, provides opportunities to check out a couple of… Read More Big Sur Hiking
I encountered the coyote pictured here crossing my path on a foggy January day just as the sun was setting; just me and the coyote. If you’ve ever encountered a coyote in the wild, you’ll notice that they don’t tend to run off as most other wild animals do. They just stand their ground and… Read More California Coyote
Not sure why I feel the need to answer this question, or maybe more specifically defend myself, but it’s a question that swirls through my head from time to time. I guess I feel whispers in my head of negative energy, “…the poor guy is just trying to relive his glory days” or “I guess… Read More Why Would a Middle-Aged Man Want to Be in a Band?
What do braided rope and making a difference in the world have in common? Read this great article by Angus Hervey, featured in Future Crunch to find out. Although some of the references used in the story may fade over time, conceptually the analogy will remain accurate. Really liked this one.
This summer we decided to take a good old-fashioned American road trip. Our intent was to visit a few towns that we’d heard encouraging things about, in addition, we wanted to survey Glacier National Park, and in the mix visit some universities with our son who is a senior in high school this year. We… Read More 16 Days, 5 States, and 4 College Tours
For many, a dream in the back of our minds is owning a rural property. Some of us may want to escape the suburbs or city and find a peaceful place to go and escape noise, stress, and pollution. Others may dream of starting or taking over an existing farm with the goal of earning… Read More Considerations for Buying Rural Property in California
If you’re a new owner or considering purchasing an Airstream trailer, one of the small challenges you’ll encounter is how to find bedding, specifically fitted sheets, sheets, and maybe a replacement mattress that fits your trailer’s bed. Sounds easy right? Not exactly. To optimize the use of space, many of Airstream’s models feature beds that… Read More Airstream Bedding, Not Normal?
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
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