The year was 1947. The place is Pasadena, California. The people gathered around the bridge table are regulars. The topic is a regular complaint about the lousy weather, and the city congestion. It was, as L. G. “Frank” Beals put it at the time, “making him sick.” Frank […]
Placerville Gold Panning 2016 opened with a bang!
“You’re in luck!” Dianna greeted us. “A baby alpaca (cria) has just been born this morning.” As often happens, it was an easy birth. “Alpacas have an 11-month gestation period, and most of the time the dam needs no help, Dianna explained. “I came out this morning and […]
If it’s Labor Day the chances are pretty good that tomatoes are available and in demand. Ingomar Packing is one of the biggest tomato processing companies in the Central Valley / Los Banos area. A typical tomato truck holds 50,000 pounds of tomatoes, which is about 300,000 […]
WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN? Our children are at risk, the risk of cancer in pets is increasing, kidney and liver cancer is on the rise, and yet homeowners as well as commercial industry continue to use known carcinogenic products irresponsibly. Think of the chemicals used on lawns and […]
Free things to do in the Gold Country during World Gold Panning Championships and Gold Week Sept. 11-18, 2016 August 28, 2016 Posted by: El Dorado County Visitors Authority The Gold Rush is returning to where it began next month. The World Gold Panning Championships, which were last […]
“Schlein – Hurley” are two historical El Dorado County family names carved into the sign on Garden Valley Road along with “Irish Creek Ranch”. Twenty-nine gravestones in the cemetery at Georgetown attest to the size of this large local family who lived and worked here. It was great-grandmother […]
FRESH FIG CROSTATA Use your favorite pie crust recipe, or try whole grain, sprouted grain or store made. Whole Wheat Nut Piecrust Makes one 9-inch crust ½ c whole wheat flour ½ c unbleached white flour 3 T sugar ¼ tsp. salt 1/3 c walnuts or pecans ¼ […]
Glorious Figs The parable of the fig tree exists throughout the bible and in other spiritual and fictional works. In Matthew 24:32 it tells us “its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.” Many references of […]
Need reasons why to go to the local farmers market this weekend? Take a look!