Cookie Month: Caramel, Walnut and Chocolate Thumbprints

I woke early.  The morning was unusually quiet.  Fog enshrouded our hill and the valleys beyond it dampening any sound.  I put the kettle on the stove, made a fire and then sat on the couch for a while just staring at the landscape, the fog, the apple trees.  Suddenly I was overcome by a… Continue reading Cookie Month: Caramel, Walnut and Chocolate Thumbprints

Vineyard Trip 2011

I fought back tears as we drove away.  It was so much fun.  Tom is exhausted at night, but thanks his lucky stars every morning when he wakes up to this. I think I could live in his working trailer for a long time if I got to live somewhere as beautiful as this.  My… Continue reading Vineyard Trip 2011

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