Fall Weather is Perfect!

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Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on November 8, 2012

Wasn’t today perfect?  Yes, it was chilly, you really needed a jacket but the air was fresh and clean.  It’s been trying to rain all day.  I hear rumblings in the distance (probably up the mountain) which means we are really going to get some wet weather.

English: A female deer (doe) and three babies ...

A female deer (doe) and three babies (fawns)

There are calls for 1 – 2 inches of snow but no one really knows.  It feels like rain but we could end up with some of the Sierra Cement we love so much up here.  Hopefully it will melt by morning – no shoveling.

There is so much color this year.  I don’t know whether I’m just going different places now, or what but there seems to be more oranges, reds and lots of yellow this year.  It is so beautiful.  There are leaves and pine needles everywhere and it looks just like a fairy tale.

I had breakfast at the Sportsman the other morning, I had forgotten it could be so good.  The hash browns were perfect, the eggs (over-medium) excellent, biscuits and gravy – the biscuits were tender and flaky, they gravy had more pepper than I like but it was good just the same.

The guys had went paint-balling at Heavenly Hills Christian Camp and they had a blast, so I had the morning to myself. You can find more information here about Heavenly Hills’ rates.  Just be forewarned, the paintball field is on the side of a mountain — you will get a workout. But it’s a whole lot of fun, not to mention the exercise you’ll get.  I didn’t even know it was here!

The pass is open one minute and closed the next.  It could be closed for the season by now.  Currently all three passes are closed.  You can still get pre-season passes to Dodge Ridge for a really good price ($279) until Nov. 12.  If I were a betting person, I’d bet they have a really good 2012-2013 season. Only time will tell.

The deer are plentiful and they don’t care where they walk, so please be on the lookout for deer. Some days it seems like they are everywhere.  I have a dozen that come through here nearly every day, though I haven’t seen “Bucky” lately.  Bucky is a little forky, still in his velvet and he is just as sweet as he can be.  He trails a herd of three does and two fawns.  I think the female is his mom and he doesn’t quite know where to go or what to do with himself.

He’s a cute little thing. I’ll keep a look out for him. I hope some hunter doesn’t have him for dinner one night but that’s the circle of life.  I see it working so plainly up here.  Everything – no every one – has their place in life: we live a little then we die.  It’s so natural and so comforting to know where you fit in the grand scheme of things.  Maybe I’m I see things differently but to me it’s comforting to know I have a place.

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Market gets new case

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Posted by Annie in Opinion, Twain Harte News on April 11, 2010

It seems the older I get, the less I like to venture far from home, which means that my husband does most of the grocery shopping these days. Occasionally, I do like to get out in the sunshine.

Today, I decided to make a Market run. There is just something about the Twain Harte Market that I find warm and inviting. I have a terrible problem though. Each time I enter the store, everything flies out of my head. I can never remember what I was supposed to buy while I’m there. So, I try to remember to shop with a list. It helps.

Have you stopped into the Market recently? The new meat case is very snazzy but I have to admit, I really hate change. I failed to inquire as to the reason for the new case; perhaps the high end meat was being stolen from the case? I’m certain the new case will be more energy efficient, a closed case will hold the temperature better than an open case anyday.

While I think the cases are a wonderful addition to the store, the wonderful small 7 or 8 oz ribeye steaks have been replaced with huge 1 inch think ribeyes that must weigh more than a pound each. For someone who only eats 4 oz. at a sitting, more than a pound of steak is way more than overkill. I do hope they see fit to offer the more petite ribeye steaks in the near future.

If you haven’t been to the Twain Harte Market recently, stop in and check out the meat case. I noticed the seafood case was stuffed full of all sorts of delightful seafood. It seems I can’t shop there without checking out the seafood. It’s my favorite aisle in the store.

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