The Laguna

The Laguna de Santa Rosa and the vineyards near it are one of the most beautiful places I have ever laid my eyes on.  I mean, I haven’t really been to that many places in my short life, but I have traveled extensively in California and this one tops the list.  This whole area is… Continue reading The Laguna

Happy New Year!

Hope you had a happy and safe New Years Day! After a day of building new mews (houses) for the falcons we headed to Salmon Creek Beach just north of Bodega Bay to watch the sunset.  It was freezing and very windy, but so beautiful.  I decided that one of my resolutions this year is… Continue reading Happy New Year!

Protecting California’s Grapes with Raptors

We got up early Saturday morning to get Tom on the road before the morning fog burned off.  He’s leaving for 2 months to work on a vineyard with his falcons.  Yea, read that again.  Vineyard, falcons…  Pretty amazing right? A few months ago our plans were just an idea.  A risk.  A leap we… Continue reading Protecting California’s Grapes with Raptors

Cooking and Camping in the Rain

When we left for Big Basin Redwoods Campground we knew rain showers were in the forecast.  I thought.  Rain?  This late in June.  It’ll be nothing, it probably wont even rain. Boy was I wrong.  At about 2 pm, 30 minutes from camp it started raining, hard.  And it didn’t really stop until the next… Continue reading Cooking and Camping in the Rain