Saturday, February 18, 2012

Outlet Creek at Covelo Road

After flowing north from Little Lake Valley, Outlet Creek turns eastward on its path to the branches of the Eel River.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Masút Vineyard and Winery in Walker Valley

Masút is named after a Pomo dwelling place once located near here. Founded by a scion of the Fetzer family, they raise organic beef as well as biodynamic wine grapes.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ridgewood Ranch, Home of Seabiscuit

The ranch where the champion racehorse Seabiscuit retired got renewed attention with the publication of Laura Hillenbrand's book nearly a decade ago. Several historic structures have been preserved, including the stallion barn where Seabiscuit was housed. There is amateur film footage of the artist Tex Wheeler, showing him at work on the original plaster sculpture of Seabiscuit that would be the first step in the process of making several bronzes cast from it. One of those statues is at the ranch.

The herd of white fallow deer are descendants of the original animals purchased in 1949 by Charles Howard from William Hearst, a friend who also had such deer at San Simeon. (R.M. Jurek, 1970, Humboldt State College)

Saturday, February 4, 2012