Riding and recipes

Every Wednesday, when the schools release the kids early, I drive 45 minutes down to Marin County and pick up my niece from school where she attends sixth grade. We have lunch together and then we drive to her horseback … Continue reading


This year’s pears

We have two espaliered pear trees – one grows Anjou (the green, chubby and very self-confident variety on the plate above) and the other grows Bartletts (also known as Williams and they are a slender, blushing, more reserved type). I … Continue reading

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Bustin’ out

Our vineyard manager came over the other day to check out our vines.  As you can see, the buds are bursting out all over – taking advantage of the stored carbohydrates in the wood. In some cases, unwanted buds are … Continue reading

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