Friday, September 5, 2008

Pine Mountain Club

Pine Mountain

Hello again from Pine Mountain. Labor day has come and gone and it is September already. Fall is in the air. Soon it will be winter. Where has this year gone? Here at the ranch it will soon be time to take the beef cattle to market. I have been stocking my wood shop so I can make furniture this winter. I also have been stocking up on seeds for my winter greenhouse garden. I have recaulked the windows so the winter winds and snow will stay outside.

This week our story is about our little community of Pine Mountain Club. First we have our usual sections of Alternative energy, Easy Cash, Nutrition, Traveling, and Adventure.

Alternative Energy

First for those of you that have just joined us, here at the ranch, power is supplied by 2 wind turbines and a water turbine. We also have a few solar panels that charge up a battery bank. Our horizontal turbine looks like a small wingless airplane on top of it’s 80 foot tower. We purchased that one from Our vertical turbine we purchased from, it spins away on a 30 foot or 10 meter pole out by the barn. Our water turbine in the dam of our pond came from an Alaskan alternative energy company The wind has been normal for this time of year. Every day there is an almost constant 7 or 8 mph wind. In the late afternoon and early evening the wind picks up to about 10 to 15 mph.

Is your electric bill going through the roof? Are you paying $200 or even more per month for electricity? Do you want to cut costs or even learn how you can sell electricity back to the power company so they pay you instead of you paying them? Learn how you can supplement you electricity and reduce your electric bill for only a small investment of less than $200 in alternative energy. Go to and learn easy ways you can cut your electric bill.

The price of fuel keeps going up in price. Gasoline is now over $4.50 a gallon. Everyone is looking for anything that will increase fuel economy even a little. Most Alternative energy fuels are still years away but there is a way to improve your mileage, increase your horsepower, and reduce your emissions all at the same time. You will be able to turn your vehicle into a fuel efficient one with only a few readily available items from your local hardware. The instructions are easy to follow and there are many diagrams so you can see how to do it too. It does not matter if you have a gasoline or diesel engine vehicle it will work with either one. Go to to learn more while supplies last.

Do you want to increase your fuel economy and create 30% less pollution? How about increase your gas mileage and increase your power too. An environmentally safe non toxic product called Ethos will do just that. It improves gas economy by reformulating your gasoline to allow more air to be mixed with the fuel vapor. This causes cleaner combustion and increases power. Your fuel burns more completely and thus produces less emissions. All you have to do is add a couple ounces per tank of gasoline or diesel. Go to and learn more about this alternative energy supplement.

Easy Cash

Is the cost of living getting you down? Do you need to make some quick money to cover expenses? Go to , put in the access code mountain1, watch a free short movie and start making the money that you have dreamed about.

Nutrition and Health

These days everyone is concerned about nutrition and health. Most of our food is over processed and has very little nutrient value. Our food looks great but not much more. If we want to stay healthy in today’s world we are forced to take supplements. The question is: What supplements will provide what you need for the least amount of time and money? I believe one of the best supplements out there is called acaiplus. It is a blend of vitamins and minerals plus acai to promote health and long life. They also have vitamins to help improve your long term and short term memory. They also have an energy drink that gives you steady long term energy. To learn more about these products go to Check out Acaiplus, Feed My Brain, and White Lightning

Travel for Less

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Have you ever wished that you could travel for a living. Does the call of far off places thrill you? Would you like to travel the world on your own schedule and see the places that you want to see? Would you like to enjoy your vacation and get paid for it too? Long to travel on your own schedule and enjoy your vacation? Would you like to travel for a living and see new and interesting places every day? Do you like to write letters to your relatives telling them about your recent vacation? Then you have what it takes to become a travel writer. All you need is a little instruction and you can have a dream job too. Go to and learn how you to can become a travel writer.

Adventure and Treasure Hunting

Do you watch movies like Indiana Jones and wish you could do that in real life? Do you like a good mystery and a good adventure? Would you like to use modern methods and tools to find long lost treasure?
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And now our feature story.

Pine Mountain Club

Deep in a valley in Kern County California is the little mountain community of Pine Mountain Club. It is at approximately the same elevation as Denver , Colorado. The community sits on the San Andreas fault about 20 miles west of Interstate 5. One of these days the community could get shook up but since it is a rural community the damage would be a lot less than in a major city like Los Angeles. The population of our little mountain community is growing and one of these days we may even pass the 2,000 number.

Valley Life

Life here in the valley moves at a slower more relaxed pace than in the city. We have some ranches and some retirees. We have many vacation cabins. We have a gas station, a grocery store, a hardware store, and a restaurant. Upstairs above the restaurant is the pub called Madd Bailey’s. We have a golf course and a lake (actually a large pond).


We now have our own radio show called “Bruce on the Loose”. It is most Saturdays from 9 A. M. until noon. The broadcast goes out to the community at 87.9 FM and is hosted by Bruce Popkin. We have a dance or concert every Saturday night at the Pine Mountain Clubhouse from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. This Saturday it is Kareoke. After 7:30 PM you can go to Madd Bailey’s.


Our little mountain community has a very low crime rate. While we do have a security patrol, most of the crimes in the community are committed by the animals. When the condors were released in 1999, a few of them took up residence on the roof of the clubhouse. They would swoop down and attack the windshield wipers on cars. Later they became so bold as to peck their way through a screen door on a house then enter and wreak havoc in the room. One man heard a noise upstairs in his house and found 9 condors tearing his bedroom apart. They had chewed through his screen door.

The other animal that cause problems in our community is the bear. The bears like the seeds in bird feeders. It makes a snack for them. The best procedure is to only use the bird feeders from November to March.

Our Community
Pine Mountain Club is civilization in the wilderness. We have the Chumash wilderness to the south and the Los Padres National Forest to the west. It is just the way we like it and hopefully it will stay wild and inviting.

Pine Mountain Evening

I am relaxing in my easy chair by the fireplace. Squeekers my African Grey parrot is sitting on his perch eating peanuts. We just finished watching another episode of Enterprise, a sci fi series from 2005. Tonight my sample coffee from is Fool's house American. Lightly roasted beans give you that fresh coffee taste. I have finished my coffee now and I am ready to get some sleep. I put Squeekers in his cage turn off the gas fireplace and head upstairs to bed. Good night all see you next week.