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I Have a Farm in California…

… at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Three weeks to go!  I sold my mountain home in the snowy hamlet of Twain Harte and am moving to a one-acre “farm” in the Foothills town of Sonora.  While that might not seem like a noteworthy event, consider that I am a former urbanite from San Francisco whose only experience with a chicken has been on a grill.  I have this image of Meryl Streep as Karen Blixen in “Out of Africa” and imagine that my learning curve will be much like hers.

So much to learn… chickens, goats, honey bees, composting, organic veggies, fruit trees… in that order (or so I’d like to think).  Meanwhile, there’s the business of being on a well and a septic system rather than public services.  What happens if I lose power?  Does that mean I can’t flush the toilet?

And when on earth will I find time to manage my real business?  You know… the one that pays the bills?

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