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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Luke the Goat

This is Luke the goat, not sure what kind of goat he is. He is taking care of some extra weeds on my dad's property. He seems to like the fruit and vegetable scraps that I give him.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA

This is literally my favorite place to visit in Weaverville. I try to go to the Art Center every 3-4 months or so. It is the local art center, and there are many talented artists in town and the surrounding areas. I know of at least five or six people, off the top of my head, that are magnificent artists. It is a gallery and gift store you can find some wonderful gifts here and pieces of art.
Here is a link to their website.

691 Main Street, Weaverville, CA 96093


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Harvest Festival, Weaverville

Saturday there was the Lion Dance at the Joss House in Weaverville. It is to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year. This is about the third time I have been to the Joss House in my life. I do not think many people that live around Weaverville visit it often.

This is definately something you want to see if you are visiting Weavervile.

The dance was interesting and kids were performing, they were great. It looks like hard work.

The Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds

The temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. This Taoist temple is still a place of worship and a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California history. The temple was built in 1874 as a replacement for another that had burned.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Property Grapes

There are at least three varieties of grapes on this property, all seedless. Purple, green, and also a purple green type. The grapes are great. I am going to pick some more today.


Friday, September 26, 2008

Property for Sale

My dad has some property for sale in Trinity County. Two pieces of property, this one is on Buckhorn Summit, on the west side of the summit. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 Bath manufactured home on 16 acres. The kitchen is fairly new and remolded. There is fresh spring water on the property, which comes in handy for the many grape vines, fruit trees, and is right on Clark Creek. There is also a large metal workshop.

The property is $220,000 quite a bargain.

Contact: Lee Brewer
Tri County Homes & Land
Office 530-623-2033
Cell 530-623-7767
Toll Free 1-877-874-7084


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Buckhorn Project

Last week I drove by the work being done on the mountain. They have successfully cut away the majority of the mountain. I am interested in how it will look when they are finished.


Quote of the Week

"Many a man never fails because he never tries."
-Norman MacEwan

I like this quote. I copied it from


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Control Key + Scroll mouse in Windows

If you press the CTRL key and the Scroll feature on your mouse it will enlarge most windows and make everything bigger including fonts and pictures.

CTRL + Scroll feature on mouse forward makes everything larger.

CTRL + Scroll feature on mouse backwards (towards self) makes everything smaller.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Trinity Journal - 125 Years Ago

This is the best laugh I have had in some time. In the Trinity Journal Weaverville's newspaper there is a section called
"The News Back Then". They have back to 150 years ago.
Well, in the 125 years ago section, Saturday, September 15, 1883. There are a few sentences about what is happening in the town.

They talk about building work commencing for Trinity Center's

new school house. The next sentence and paragraph reads.

That is it. Just the one sentence. I guess the person writing that did not like Chico, CA.


Thursday, September 18, 2008


This is the neighbors tractor. I forgot to ask him if he still uses it. I like the fact that it is red and not yellow, or orange. I believe he said it was a 1937.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

Someone I know has a birthday today!!!!

Wooooooooo hooooooooooo !!!!!

Happy Birthday!!


Neighbors Garden

Here are some more pictures of the neighbors garden. It is very beautiful. Above is Sweet Meat squash. Yes, that is the name. Below is a zucchini and a flowering zuchinni. I am not sure of the type of apple but it looks delicious.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Chagdud Gompa - Junction City

This a Buddhist Tibetan community located in Junction City, quite close to where the memorial was held. I do wonder who built those. My mom's friend used to live there, I should call her and ask her.

The structures are very beautiful, and the valley is very nice. You can see mountain peaks in the distance.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Memorial for Firefighters

I went to the memorial yesterday in Junction City, CA for the fallen firefighters. I was glad that I went there were quite a few people there. I thought the governor might be there but he was not. There were some nice things said. It was an emotional event.

I thought that very nice, that the families came for the event.That must be so difficult. My cousin and I each baked about 6 loaves of bread zucchini and also zucchini banana. It is not much, but it was something we could do for the families.

There was some talk about policy change and implementing change in how things were handled. I guess that is the positive from all this negative. Steps will be taken to prevent future accidents.

I did not take any pictures at the memorial. I am not with the press, and I just thought it rude to take photos at a memorial. I copied this picture from the Record Searchlight.


Friday, September 12, 2008


This is Tacoma, my dad's cat. She enjoys taking walks, picking blackberries, and eating birds.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Highway 20 Vista Point

This is a great place to stop and take in the view on Highway 20, heading towards Truckee, and Tahoe. I have stopped here several times. I am not sure what mountain top that is in the distance.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Donner Lake, Truckee California

Here are pictures from Donner Lake over the weekend. It was beautiful, the water was little chilly, but not nearly as cold as the Trinity River. You could actually swim in the lake.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Highway 20

I drove to Truckee, California this weekend for a family reunion. The weather was spectacular! Very warm I think for this time of the year. On the way there I stopped and took pictures on Highway 20 after Nevada City, and Grass Valley. This one stretch of highway is lined with many many trees. It is a very beautiful drive.


Sunday, September 07, 2008


This is Phil, the neighbor cat.


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Buckhorn Project - 299

On the way up to Trinity County the other day I stopped at the top of Buckhorn summit and took photos of the highway construction project. They are making the road bigger. Literally, they took out a bunch of old trees at the top of the mountain. People drive so fast already, now they have an excuse to drive faster.

As I was driving back over the hill, at the site, there were workers and flag persons slowing traffic. For miles there were warning signs about the workers and road construction. Some driver, passed me at the top of the mountain, after the passing lane, in a construction zone about 50 yards away from the woman holding the sign. She practically drove over the poor woman standing there. The worker waved at me, she saw the whole thing happen and was motioning the other driver to slow down. I bet that person in the car felt like an idiot, they sure acted like one.


Friday, September 05, 2008

Mom's Peaches

Mom's peach tree produced some beautiful peaches. I am going to bring some to the family reunion this weekend. Those and blackberries, a special treat!