Pinecone feeders

Blowing Up Old Blasting Caps

Anna reports on some explosive devices found in the metal tool shed next to the barn. “Terry saw them in the shed, they were in the original box, clearly labeled.   T called the sheriff cause he knew better than to touch them. He still needs his hands. They came with 1/2 a dozen vehiclesRead moreRead more


Portrait of an ancestor

I found this picture of my (G-2) 13th gt-grandfather as I was doing some poking around in the Pteete geneology.  His name is Sir Anthony Wingfield (1475-1552).  Thought you might be interested in seeing it.


Anna took this picture while walking around the Grass Valley property yesterday. This is the dam at the crossing to the lower pasture. Save

Veterans Day through the Eyes of an Orange County Child

Here is a link to another, different article that showcases Sophia. It also includes a nice picture of David. Well done Soso!

Sophia Spurgeon’s Veteran’s Day Tribute

One of our G-4s, Sophia Spurgeon, wrote this lovely tribute to our veterans.  It was published today in the Rancho Post Gazette.  She wrote: “Veterans Day is important because it celebrates the people who fought in the wars. By fighting they help protect America. They also sacrifice their lives for us. I think they areRead moreRead more

Peter and his Carlos Santana mural

Dear family, You might be interested in looking at these two you tube videos. They’re pretty cool. Turn your sound on to hear Peter. Also, note that it is in two parts.