Save some time on the weekend of April 14th and 15th to spend some time at the Calaveras Home & Garden show at the Calaveras Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. You can visit with the many vendors and shop for or learn about new products for the home & yard, you can take in a seminar about current topics on Energy Efficiency, Feng Shui for your Home, or Decorating tips to Lighten Up for Spring.
Nearly 50 Vendors will be on hand with products from Garden trimmers to water treatments. Great food products will be available as well. Support the Calaveras Redskin Football team and buy your lunch from them. Gotta Have It Beef Jerky and Pickle Chips from the Frickle Brothers will be there as well.
The Hours for the Home & Garden Show are Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm, April 14 & 15. Contact the Chamber for more information. (209) 754-5400
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012, a car club from Murphys comprised of "fun-loving" car enthusiasts descended upon Copperopolis on their annual 'Shake Down Tour.' Not to be confused with the mafia style shake-down, no, this shake down tour - which occurs the last Saturday in March each year for this car club - is a chance to "dust off our cars" and "shake the nuts and bolts" for the beginning of the motor touring season. Whatever the name of the event, it was a treat to see their vehicles.
So you’ve decided to move to the country where life may be just a might bit slower than you had imagined...
If you have lived here, say goin’ on four or five months now, you have undoubtedly been a recipient of our own unique brand of country type traffic jams. That would be the interminably slow moving traffic caused by a tractor meandering its way along, what anyone not living here would perceive as a country road, but we all know as a major roadway. Normally a slow tractor is viewed as just another aspect of life in the country to be patiently tolerated, but when that tractor is between me and the nearest coffee shop, that is when said tractor becomes a problem.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. .DAY ONE...TODAY A STRONG PACIFIC STORM WILL MOVE THROUGH TODAY INTO EARLY SUNDAY BRINGING A PERIOD OF STRONG WINDS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS...AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL.
Warm Up the Family with Beef Vegetable Soup
With the temperatures still chilly and rain predicted, the food forecast is Beef Vegetable Soup with crusty bread. Spring may have sprung but we still have time before we see spring produce at its finest, and so our trusty root veg is still a prime component for a warm and comforting stock and soup. It takes some commitment of time, and I like to start the stock process on its own day, so I am not spending so much time skimming fat and can remove it easily with a spoon after it has cooled and solidified. I can choose to make soup the next day or freeze the stock for another soup day. Most times it is not just ingredients but method that counts. That is why I start out roasting the bones and root vegetables before adding beef shanks with meat and the seasoning to the water to start the stock.