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Ever since we bought the Schoolhouse we’ve been collecting little bits of information. We know it was built in 1890. We know it was decommissioned in 1942, when the first private owner bought it. We wondered why it was built up on a hillside when the town (such as it is) is down below, but […]

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We get a fruit box at work and one of the things that comes in the fall is Kiwi Berries. They taste like kiwis but they are smaller and smooth-skinned, not fuzzy, so you just pop them in your mouth and eat the whole thing. They are pretty cool. I had never seen them before […]

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This week marks our two-year anniversary of buying the Schoolhouse. Even though we both can vividly recall our first day there, when we started ripping the ivy off the Library unit, we still can’t believe it. What is “it”? Pretty much anything and everything you can think of, for example: We can’t believe we found […]

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The phrase “garden design” sounds so creative, so relaxing, so – cool, like a tall glass of iced tea or lemonade. Don’t believe it. Garden design may start with a piece of paper and a cold drink, but – at least for me – it always ends up with carrying heavy pieces of lumber around […]

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Our favorite route to Monte Rio from the Bay Area is out through Petaluma, Valley Ford, Freestone, and Occidental. It’s a gorgeous drive and when Friday night traffic’s heavy  it’s the first place you can jump off 101. More than a year ago, we stopped at a little store in Valley Ford called Gabby Girl […]

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