Category Archives: Country Living

You know you live in a rural area….

My wife came out of our polling place (the Murphys Masonic Hall) yesterday, and saw this.                                                 … Continue reading

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The Butte fire.

The fire started Wednesday the 9th, cause unknown, up in Amador County at 2:26PM (I’m sure that means that is when it was first reported) and quickly showed us that its large paws were not just for show.  With in 6-7 hours … Continue reading

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Down to the old bridge and back.

Monika and I had wanted to walk down to the old bridge over Melones ever since it started emerging a couple of weeks ago.  Last Saturday (the 4th) we did,  however talking a 14 year old into going with us, … Continue reading

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On my way home from work today.

A Mountain Lion ran across the road 50 – 60 yards in front of me. In broad daylight, dark brown fur and a tail that looked 2/3’s as long as the rest of the cat.  It came off the hill … Continue reading

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The bridge is in sight.

Danger!  Will Robinson, Danger.  The photo is a composite of a crappy (that is another post) batch of cell phone photos and hardly worth spending your bandwidth on.  If you are on Dial up* you might not want to click … Continue reading

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4th day at Junior Rifle

And my 5 trip to the range this year. Katarina was not happy with her shooting but the coaches seem to feel she did well.  She shot from prone and sitting, which is new to her.  The target they are using … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend.(edited)

Nothing much happened on Saturday but on Sunday Monika, Katarina and I headed up to Bear Valley for a outdoor concert. 3 groups and about 3.5 to 4 hours of music. First up was “Rainy and the Rattlesnakes” Rainy (mandolin) … Continue reading

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New Melones update

Photo taken the afternoon of August 27th, 2014 at 5:22. The water level was 870.33 feet above sea level. A drop of a little more then a foot in four days. Remember that within my sons lifetime (his 19th birthday … Continue reading

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New Melones Reservior

Approved by Congress in 1944, construction on the dam started in 1966 and was completely finished in 1979 with a water elevation cap set at 844′ above sea level because of activists. Heavy snow pack in 1982 resulted in the dam blowing … Continue reading

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The Strawberry Music Festival that wasn’t. Part 2

Strawberry was canceled last fall, something about a fire* or some such nonsense. Well this spring’s Strawberry was also canceled, something about the City of San Francisco being a bunch of putzes.  Ordinarily Monika and I would be in Camp … Continue reading

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