Resilient country living in the mountains of southern California...
CV sunsets often enchant...
CV creek runs after a flashflood in August 2011.
Welcome Neighbors & Visitors! Website generously donated to the service of our local-CV community. Many thanks to the John & Sharon Pultorak family.
*Click on underlined words to access webpages.
*Mission Statement: Provide readers with helpful, fun, educational materials which
pertain to family & community self-reliance, living well together &prospering in the mountains of southern California.
*KEYS to family & community resilience, health, and long-term well-being:
1. Grow, raise & preserve some of your own food -- without poisons or harmful chemicals.
2. Respect & conserve local water, native trees, plants, wildlife & other natural resources.
3. Get to know your neighbors. Watch out for each other.
4. Pray, laugh, play music & make things together.
5. Serve your community. Make it fun!
One happy family at Eldorado Goat Farm!
Spring wildflowers in Oak woodland.
Snowman built following a late April snowstorm at the Ihde family farm in Chihuahua Valley. (Click on Ihde Family Farm link below for more photos & video.)
CV masseuse, Stacy Landfield, treats horses and humans (click link below for more info on Stacey's services.)
Bobcats, lynx & mountain lions are often spotted here in the north county mountains. They come in all shapes, sizes, and feral cat hybrid-mixes. (Photo courtesy of Caitriona @ Manzanita Village.)
Auki (an Akbash from a breed of livestock guard dogs developed in Turkey) helps to guard the goats at night at the Eldorado Goat Farm in Chihuahua Valley. (Photo courtesy of Phyllis Snow, Sunshine Summit)
*Recipe for Sustainability & Success: Blend substantial portions of knowledge, prayer, long-term thinking, good work, personal responsibility, stewardship & conservation with fitness of body, mind, spirit, family & community. Sprinkle heaping spoonfuls of music, play & merry making... Savor & enjoy!
*MAY GOD BLESS America, California, our families, peacekeepers, firefighters, teachers, food growers, caregivers, conservationists, scientists, artists, water aquifers, forests, climate, oceans, and wildlife habitats; GUIDE US to keep our land, air and water clean, safe and healthy for future generations and the future use and pleasure of our grandchildren's children. LEAD US to be responsible, grateful, and loving stewards of ALL CREATION...