Coloma’s music scene

18 Aug No Comments Ramon Music

        The summer is a great time for outdoor activities especially when it comes to the American River and so every summer many come to Coloma for river fun, hiking and the gold rush history. For us this is a great time to see one of our

Beetle dust

10 Aug 2 Comments Tamara Our Land

  The big news around Reverie is that our trees our dying at an alarming rate.  The Western Pine beetle that has already killed more than 66 million trees in California has finally invaded us too.  I thought we would be spared, at least somewhat, since up until about six

Milky Way

4 Aug 1 Comment Ramon Sky, starry night

A new atlas of the night sky across the entire globe shows that more than 80 percent of the planet’s land areas—and 99 percent of the population of the United States and Europe—live under skies so blotted with man-made light that the Milky Way has become virtually invisible (information from

After the fire

27 Jul 1 Comment Ramon Fire

It was almost two years ago that we were confronted with a massive wildfire very close to Reverie, the King fire, that burned almost 100.000 acres and burned for a full month. Four days after the fire was ignited it had burned nearly 19.000 acres but as soon as it

Chevre

17 Jul No Comments Tamara Culinary

I’ve been wanting to explore cheese-making since we moved to the country but I haven’t gotten around to it until now. The first summer we lived here I met a woman who owned a few dairy cows who was willing to let me have some raw cow’s milk if I

Icarus

13 Jul No Comments Ramon News, Progress

      As Icarus found out the sun is a powerful source of energy.   And so from the beginning we intended to have a renewable energy source and as most of you know we started the process of clearing land to make space for a large array a

An inconclusive update

5 Jul 3 Comments Tamara Photography, Progress, Vacation

    On June 20, Ramon and I attended a TAC (Technical Assistance Committee) meeting with the El Dorado Planning Department. This was the next step in our process to obtain a special use permit for Reverie Retreat. The way it was supposed to unfold is that each department would

Tweety

14 Jun 2 Comments Ramon Life, Our Land, Seasons

    With everything that is going on in the world at this moment it seems hard to find some peace and joy and see that we still live on a planet filled with magical beauty. So, after closing my Facebook and the NewYork times on my computer I decided

Crisp sweet and slightly spicy

7 Jun 1 Comment Tamara Culinary

    One of the pieces of advice I received when I first moved up to the sierra foothills was to plant things at the right time of the year. Sounds reasonable, but my gardening experience up to that point was in the mild climate of Oakland, where my biggest

Sneaky snake

17 May No Comments Ramon storytelling

  After all the rain storms we have had this winter and spring everything at Reverie seems to grow faster, taller and more abundant now that the sun is out and so this means more upkeep on the land. So I have been out with the chainsaw to cut away