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Looking down at cable across river from platform at Louie's before takeoff


The Mystery Tower

No idea what this is. It's maybe 40' tall, hexagonal, log construction with tight joints. I've never seen any sign of habitation. It's on a beautiful sunny south-facing piece of land with lichen-covered rocks right above the (today at least) crashing waves.

Bull on roadside, Hwy 1, north of Jenner


Fine Tiny Home

Ward Hensill has moved one of his tiny homes out onto Highway One near Bodega Bay (instead of being hidden in the town of Bodega). I've written about these excellent little buildings before; they're made with 1-1/8" T&G plywood and the pop-out windows and window seats create a feeling of spaciousness in a tiny space: http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/02/bodega-portable-buildings.html

See: http://www.bodegaportablebuildings.com/

True Sea Ranch Architecture

Here's the model. Too bad the great majority of houses in this gated community are soulless no-overhang boxes, as opposed to the effortless grace of this farmer-designed barn.


2nd-Day-of-Spring Trip to Mendocino County

Conjunction of Four
Sunday was the Spring Equinox (also Evan's birthday).
Monday was Bach's birthday.
Tuesday I left home at 6 AM for points north.
Wednesday (today) is the full moon.


It was a spectacular drive along the coast. Clouds, rain, sun, mist, fog, along with thundering surf. Hills are the greenest of green. Cows, sheep, goats, horses grazing happily.

Music: "I just dropped into see what condition my condition was in by" the Launderettes
"You can have my husband, but please don't mess with my man," by Koko Taylor
"Look how me sexy," reggae, by Linual Thomson…

Louie coming in on cable across river--500 foot ride to his cabin


via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDTNS1qAMig/
He's carrying a duck I bought at Costco ($15), which we cooked for dinner. Every time I ride across the river on the cable, my heart's in my mouth. The river is high and rushing right now.

Egg industry sprinting to keep up with cage-free demand

Article by Cogan Schneier
"…As of September 2015, about 4.5 percent of the eggs produced in the U.S. were from traditional non-organic, cage-free facilities, with another 4.2 percent from organic, cage-free facilities.
But there’s every indication that demand will continue to escalate, especially as a ballot initiative expected in Massachusetts this November looks to make it the third state in the country — joining California and Michigan — to pass a cage-free standard. More than 130,000 residents signed a petition to get the measure on the ballot. The state held a hearing in February where opponents argued it would raise prices and take away consumer demand.…

Albertsons Companies, the nation's second largest grocery chain with more than 2,200 locations, announced Tuesday that "it will be working with its suppliers toward a goal of sourcing only cage-free eggs for its store operations by 2025, based on available supply." The company, which operates such well-known brands as Safeway, Shaw’s, Acme and Vons, joins a rapidly growing list of major food retailers and restaurants requiring their suppliers to provide only eggs from hens raised in cage-free environments.

Last week it was the grocery chain Ahold USA making the pledge, and the week before that it was BJ’s Wholesale Club. Costco, Trader Joe’s, Dunkin' Donuts, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, and Mondelez all have recently informed egg suppliers of their cage-free demands.…"

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/egg-industry-fears-being-overrun-by-cage-free-demand-220249

Boosted #motorskateboard at Wise Surf Shop, San Francisco


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Bob Wise said, "Try it out." I hesitated, not having been on a skateboard for 3+ months. "Come on," he said, and we went outside. He showed me how to use the handheld wireless throttle, and it was remarkable. I'm gonna go back and suit up and take it for a longer ride. Fun! No intention of buying one ($1500), but Wise seems to be OK with me taking a cruise. It's got forward/backward controls, you use the latter for braking. It'll go uphill. I now have an arm brace for my recently fractured wrist, slowly working my way back into skating. A lot more careful from here on out.