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We’re 4 months in. How’s your New Year’s resolution going?

We’re 4 months in. How’s your New Year’s resolution going?
It’s known that January is a popular month for gym memberships. Sadly, by February most people who made the promise ...
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One of the wine world’s best kept secrets

One of the wine world’s best kept secrets
The Santa Cruz Mountains have long produced some of the New World’s very finest wines. Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noir ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 090

What's Growing At The Cottage No. 090
California golden violet or sometimes called wood violet. Another plant that’s not growing in our garden - although we have ...
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A belly as colorful as a California poppy!

A belly as colorful as a California poppy!
Right now, the California newts are out and can be found in the cool damp forest floor or near small ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 089

What's Growing At The Cottage No. 089
Western Trillium (Trillium ovatum). Although this flower is not growing in our garden but on our property wild. Trillium means ...
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Lunch at the Caboose

Lunch at the Caboose
A new beachy roadside eatery just opened in a historic train caboose serving American classic comfort food. You must try ...
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Need a tooth pulled?

Need a tooth pulled?
With the discovery of gold in 1848, adventurers flocked to California and some discovered they could make more money exploiting ...
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Surprises at your feet!

Surprises at your feet!
The winter rains provide an excellent opportunity to look for signs of mushrooms. 350 different fungi have been identified at ...
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The roadside barn doors are wide open once again!

The roadside barn doors are wide open once again!
Pick up a Pie Ranch lemon buttermilk, chocolate chess, or walnut pie! (pictured) Take it to the beach and watch ...
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Don’t forget to pick up some chocolate for Valentine’s Day!

Don’t forget to pick up some chocolate for Valentine’s Day!
Any holiday is a perfect excuse for some chocolate. Although, I eat it every day! Hey, it is a super ...
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What?! More rain our way??

What?! More rain our way??
Sam’s famous Clam Chowder is looking to hit the spot for me on this gloomy day and the next several ...
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The guided walks are back!

The guided walks are back!
The rain has stopped so come out and see some elephant seal activity! Año Nuevo State Park is one of ...
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