Garden Sanctuary by Barbara Allen

By Barbara Allen    When I first bought my Clear Creek, CA home in 1989, the back yard was very close to natural, with 18 large conifers, some spruce and a cedar tree. Mostly, there were manzanitas and indigenous plants from the surrounding forest; Coral Bells, and...

HOLIDAYS, Aging in Place with Nancy Lund

bigstockphoto   Every family has its own traditional way of celebrating holidays. And nearly always it involves a special holiday meal, a chance for everyone to gather around one table.   For our family it used to be “going to Grandma’s”  but now it’s at my daughter’s...

Biscuits and Gravy for a Crowd

It’s all about the SAUSAGE! We get ours at Lumberjack Meat Corner, inside Young’s Market – Westwood bigstockpphoto Serves 8-10 Gravy: • 2 lbs breakfast sausage (preferably homemade sausage from your local butcher or you can buy Jimmy Dean’s...

Wedding Hot Spots In The Woods

Cheeseboard Catering Co   Imagine your wedding day surrounded by your closest family and friends, magnificent gardens and a backdrop of blue mountain skies, serene forest and flowing creeks, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Twenty Mile House offers you...

Harvest Fry Bread

Harvest Fry Bread                 2 Cups Flour (Self Rising) 2 Cups Fresh Pumpkin 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar Oil Sift Flour in large bowl. Add pumpkin and sugar. Mix well. Divide dough into fourths and chill for 1 hour. Knead and...

Susanville….Seeking Outdoor Adventure

By Melissa Wynn Summer fun around Susanville means hiking the miles of scenic nearby trails. Susanville Ranch Park is a local favorite offering 22 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails with spectacular meadow and valley views. The park’s southern portion winds...

Potted Patio Pole Beans

By Lorraine Shoemaker There are few things better than fresh vegetables straight from the garden. Those bigstockphoto of us fortunate enough to grow our own veggies can attest that  there is little comparison between home grown, home canned green beans   and those in...


From Flinda France Look what the Cattlewomen are doing with their presentations regarding “Ag in the Classroom.” The ranching women of Plumas County are dedicated to bringing knowledge of the importance about agriculture to the young students in our communities. They...

Mountain Memories..Mill Creek Resort

By Melissa Wynn Melissa | Mountain Valley Living MagazineSometimes the everyday pressures of life become overwhelming and we need to get away for awhile to get a fresh perspective. On a sunny May afternoon, a girlfriend and I loaded up an overnight bag and went in...

A Reason For The Season, Give A little Love

By Melissa Wynn Picture-of-cute-toddler-lookinby-Anna-Omelchenko-Stock-Photo-39169006 Are you look for a unique gift idea this holiday season that will truly mean something to the receiver for years to come?  It seems impossible to buy something meaningful amid the...


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