Bump in the road…or dead end?

20 Nov 1 Comment Tamara News

    We’ve had a setback with the El Dorado County planning department. By way of background, we first met with the planning department in October, 2012, when we were still in escrow on the Reverie property, to find out from the Planning Department staff if we could do the

Renovation continued

11 Nov No Comments Ramon Progress

  Before the rain started we (my dad and I) were able to finish putting “tarpaper” on the building to prevent water from getting to the frame of the building. We received the wood we purchased from which we are going to make the new siding and chose some different

Seasonal transition

4 Nov 2 Comments Tamara Culinary, Seasons, Uncategorized

Fall has definitely arrived at Reverie.  The temperatures have been down in the 40s at night (maybe even the high 30s a few nights), and the sun is lower in the sky during the day, casting an otherworldly glow through the changing leaves at dusk.  The sunsets begin to be

Odds and Ends

21 Oct No Comments Tamara Culinary, Progress

A bit of news this week: we finally, FINALLY, submitted our application to the County of Eldorado for our special use permit for Reverie Retreat. The day we submitted it, October 9, was almost three years to the day that we first met with county planning staff while we were


15 Oct No Comments Ramon Progress

Slowly but surely we are really starting to create the Reverie we are envisioning. And so we decided to renovate the guest cottage on the property. This is not just necessary due to a bug in the siding and so that we have a better place for our friends and


7 Oct 1 Comment Tamara Changes

  Ramon and I spent the last two days meeting with real estate agents to sell our house in Oakland. It was so strange to look at the house we spent several years lovingly renovating, searching for just the right furniture for each space, through the critical eyes of a

A Rare Eclipse of a Supermoon

30 Sep 1 Comment Ramon Sky

    Sunday night we were ready for it… The Blood Moon Eclipse. So, I decided to go on the web and find some facts about why this is so rare.     The full Moon of September 27/28 was a Supermoon – the Moon was closest to the Earth,

Trinidad Perfume

23 Sep 1 Comment Tamara Culinary, Garden

Mid-September is the peak of pepper season for us, and the 15+ plants I put in the ground back in May are now weighted down with beautiful peppers and chiles in all shapes, sizes and colors.     We have purple jalapeños…     Yellow-green Jalor chiles…     Green-on-their-way-to-red

Praying for prey

16 Sep 1 Comment Ramon storytelling

If you thought the alien from the 1979 movie “Alien” was scary you are in for a treat. Every year around this time we are invaded by alien looking creatures that rate at least a 10 on the scary scale. If you could come up with the perfect alien monster