We would like to wish all our friends, family and supporters everywhere a happy Holiday season and a good New Year.
It’s been a while since we updated everyone on our project development process so here’s a quick end-of-the-year status report: Conditional Use Permit process: Well the permitting process continues to be glacial, but even glaciers do move. And so is this one…finally. We have completed everything that El
After having worked so hard on the “Yome” (the large tent cabin from the previous blog) and with all the work that I still need to do clearing the many dead trees, Tamara has given in on getting me a small speedy red convertible. It arrived last week and
As you may recall from our previous blog entry I was left with a “broken” yome roof and a bruised ego in regards to my building skills. So as we were already in great need of a vacation Tamara and I first went on a long weekend trip to
Part yurt, part dome this “home” is more spacious and open without any fence-like latticework covering the walls and windows. We purchased a “do it yourself” kit which meant that we received the covering for the structure, the hardware (like bolts and nuts etc.) and “instructions” on how to build
Last Saturday was a nice break in between storms so I decided to clear some of the standing dead trees by going out and using my new chainsaw. By the end of the day I had cut down seven trees and it was time to call it a day
Ramon and I purchased the property that is now Reverie Retreat from the estate of Don and Phyllis Gernes. When Don and Phyllis bought the property in the 1960s, the only building here was an old “miner’s cabin” and an outhouse. Yet the property has a rich history of
Living in wine country is just as much fun as you would imagine. It’s just a short jaunt to world-class wine tasting (and we take advantage of this often), there are wine-related events every weekend throughout the summer and fall, all of the restaurants in our region have great wine
We just had our friends and family weekend and it was as always a blast. It was a packed weekend full of AMAZING food, great drinks and lots of good conversations, yet perhaps most important, the chance to enjoy the peace and quiet and the mountain air.
The first time I visited Reverie and walked the property with Tamara and Ramon, I noticed her- a tall sentinel rooted near the lower boundary of the land. I knew at once that this Oak was a very special tree, an elder among the native and planted trees