Sunday, May 10, 2015

Trinity County bound

Attention all, We are moving Westward to Trinity County, California.  A few weeks ago, we took a quick trip to the area to look for housing.  The main town, Weaverville, is small  and was founded during the gold rush days.  There is a fantastic looking museum that I look forward to visiting to provide some better history on the area.

The Trinity Alps Wilderness is north of town and the southern area is bound by  the Trinity River.  We camped in three different spots, along three different rivers.  The first night, we found a spot along the Trinity River.  Our first exposure to Poison Oak!  Oh the cat and dog were all in it.  We tried to wash them and us off, but no luck.  Within a few days we were an itchy mess.

The second night was redeemed by a camp along Canyon Creek, near the entrance to the Trinity Alps Wilderness.  Such a fantastic spot.  Even the cat was out exploring. Some major erosive event caused this huge boulder field.  The bedrock was exposed in the river, creating fantastic swimming holes.  Henry could not resist, he had to play some fetch.

The third and fourth nights, we camped along the North Fork Trinity River, much more calm of a stream.  We found a Ponderosa Pine shaded flat  up from the river.  Old mining items and tailings were present.  The water was warm enough, but not warm at all, to wash up and try to get atop the Poison Oak with Technu.

We are in the process of purchasing a cottage home.  If it comes through, we will have some acreage and a creek to enjoy, when the area is not burning.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Harvest Bounty

Since the wedding, we have been in harvest and preserve mode.  This has been a fantastic year for tomatoes, abundance and variety.  Peppers have also come on good.

And yes, I did let a few things go a bit to far, but what a beautiful artichoke flower!

And do not forget the luscious eggplant...mmm good.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Some fantastic pics of the wedding are on Cindy Dulong's web page:

Monday, August 25, 2014


As people get home and settle back into their routine. the pictures from the weekend are slowly trickling in.  I am not sure which to post, there are many fun ones.
The Bradfords in disguise.

Emma, Matt and Josh rockin the dish pit.

Who are these people?  They must have crashed the party.

Henry, leading the procession, making sure all is in order and safe.

Guest visitor Angus, from AC/DC....or is that silly Hayden?

Glad my dad was able to take a break between casts to escort me down the aisle.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mr & Mrs Buxton

Neither of us thought we would ever marry, but glad we did.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Present for Ms Kate

My mind comes up with ideas and the only way to get them out is to do them.  I thought of this one day while waiting for my truck at the shop.  Kate at Edwards Greenhouse deserves nice things and unknown to her, she also needed a desk like work space.  So with a few new 2x3 stud boards, my neighbors old fence , and some assistance from Todd, I built this work bench for Kate.

She loved it and many people at the greenhouse were very surprised I made it.  Some even asked what I sell them for.  Unfortunately, I rarely can make the same thing twice.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Olympic Hikes

Our cat is such the adventurer:

Henry is a great companion:

The lush wetness enables great treasures to thrive: