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Vine Pruning

Since moving to Sonoma, Penny and I have taken an increased interest in wine. We’re not content to merely drink the final product, though that’s fun too. We both took an interest in how and why things are done the … Continue reading

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Emergency Lessons – Get To Know Your Neighbors

This article is one of a series of posts that emerged due to the 2017 wildfires that ravaged California wine country near our home. Communities usually come together when an emergency hits. There’s safety in numbers and assisting one another … Continue reading

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A Fungus Among Us

Typically, the Bay Area gets a lot of rain showers throughout the winter. The near constant moisture in the air and soil has caused an explosion of mushroom growth in our yard. Are any of these edible? The only safe … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas to one and all from the Barron household. Curry, in particular, would like to share a word or two.

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The Best Christmas Songs

Many popular Christmas songs have been re-recorded numerous times. Do an Amazon MP3 search for some of the more popular ones and you might find more than one thousand listed. But there can only be one best rendition.  Here is … Continue reading

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Coastal Rx

One of the nice things about living near the coast in California is there are options to be had when the temperatures get a bit high.  Highs in the 100’s in Austin, TX means you have to grin and bear it. … Continue reading

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40,000 Acres

Penny and I have had a running joke about owning 40,000 acres of land for years.  It started due to a misunderstanding about the amount of land we were discussing as being acceptably large to qualify for a fine home … Continue reading

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Klondike Challenge Conquered

After months of adding up walking and hiking mileage, I surpassed the 500 mile mark to complete the Klondike Challenge. The challenge is sponsored by Jack London State Historic Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of author … Continue reading

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Pomodoro One

Since November 2015 I’ve been working from home.  Though working from home has been a theoretical option for years, this is the first time I’ve taken the plunge and done it exclusively. So far, things have turned out well, despite … Continue reading

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The Klondike Challenge

I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to checklists and challenges.  One of my favorite things about hiking (other than the hike itself) is logging my hikes on one of my websites and seeing yet another trail marked … Continue reading

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