Friday, November 14, 2008

Driving Through Big Sur

Hello again from Pine Mountain. Glad you could join us. It the middle of November.We are having what is called a Santa Anna. The winds blows off the desert. It is dry and hot in the daytime and cold and clear at night.
This week I have been working in my woodshop making more bookshelves and end tables for the little furniture store up town. In between Squeekers, my African grey parrot, and I have been tending the garden in the greenhouse. We have fresh lettuce and tomatoes, carrots, radishes, turnips, and even rhubarb that we made into a Rhubarb pie.
I hooked Pete the mule up to his little cart and went out and checked the fence line before winter sets in. I went for a ride on Rocket my horse and this rider on a dirt bike almost ran us off the trail. Well enough about the ranch. This week our feature story is about a scenic drive up the northern California coast to Big Sur.
If you are new to this site, here is how things are arranged. First we have this section where we tell you about things on the ranch and the surrounding area. Next we have sections on Alternative energy, Easy cash, Nutrition and Health, Travel for less, and Adventure and Treasure hunting. Then we have a weekly travel adventure with pictures from somewhere in the world. Each one of the sections has links to websites and products. Finally we have coffee by the roaring fire in the fireplace and wish you a good night and a good week ahead. I hope you enjoy our newsletter and return at least once a week for a new adventure and new products and programs to improve your life.

Alternative Energy Store

Looking for ways to save money on alternative energy? Visit the Alternative Energy Store for great prices on solar and wind energy equipment! They have thousands of useful products at reasonable prices. They have solar panels, wind turbines, water turbines, and all the control circuits that are needed to hook everything up.
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Wind and Water turbine companies
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.

Alternative Energy Handbook

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 Alternative energy and learn easy ways you can cut your electric bill.

Hydrogen Fuel

The price of fuel keeps going up in price. Gasoline is now over $2.50 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 Hydrogen Fuel to learn more while supplies last.

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Easy Program

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Internet Survival Videos during these Hard Economic Times

Do you need extra cash during these hard economic times? Are you thinking of trying to start an internet business but do not know where to begin? Are you low on cash and need something that you can start for next to nothing? Do you want something that is easy and has simple to follow step by step video training? A new program called The Money Siphon may be just what you are looking for. Go to Money Siphon to learn more.

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 Acaiplus . Check out Acaiplus, Feed My Brain, and White Lightning.

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Travel Writing
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Adventure and Treasure Hunting

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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? All this is possible if you learn from the best. Stan Grist, world renown adventurer and treasure hunter has written a course complete with step by step instruction on how to become successful. Go to Treasure Hunting and check out his course “Creating Wealth Through Adventure”

And now our feature story.

Driving Thru Big Sur

The Big Sur area of California is a coastal range of the Santa Lucia Mountains. It starts about 245 miles (394 km) north of Los Angeles and ends about 120 miles (193 km) south of San Francisco. The area extends about 20 miles (32 km) inland.

Several years ago I traveled with a friend through the Big Sur Area. Highway 1 is the only real road through the area. Highway 1 twists and winds through the Santa Lucia mountains making hundreds of turns. Each turn brings another breathtaking view. There are so many micro climates you can have redwoods one minute and cactus the next. Any land that is for sale comes with a high price tag. Usually over $2 million. Most residents are either original ranchers or wealthy entertainment types. The county ordinance that keeps all structures out of view of highway 1 keeps the area pristine and wild. Small observation pull offs give you plenty of
opportunities to take pictures.

and marvel at the sights. There is even a waterfall that pours directly into the ocean. There are only 3 gas stations in the whole area and hotel rooms come at a premium. Highway 1 is an adventure in itself and a way to leave the civilized world behind at least for a day or two.


The first inhabitants were Indians. Three tribes lived in the big Sur Area for thousands of years. They were the Ohlone, the Esselen, and the Salinan. They were hunter gatherers and lived on mussels, abalone, fish, and acorns.

The Spanish.

Juan Cabrillo was the first to visit the area in 1542 but it was not until 1770 that the Spanish padre Junipero Serra came to Monterey bay and established a mission there. Between the European diseases and the Spanish treating the Indian like slaves, the Indian population was soon wiped out.
Next it was the era of Ranchos and land grants. The area became part of Mexico in 1821 then part of the United States in 1848. The United states passed the homestead act and several hardy pioneers staked out their 160 acre claims.

Industrial Times

The lumber industry made short work of the coast redwoods. Landings were set up for ships and gold mining and limestone quarrying began. The industrial boom faded and the area became wilderness again. The completion of highway 1 in1937 changed the area for good. Writers and artists began to move into the area.


Most of the area is now part of the Los Padres national forest or part of the military area known as Fort Hunter Liggett. There are no real towns. Three small areas of civilization at Big Sur, Lucia, and Gorda make up most of the population of 1000. The basin Complex fire of 2008 burned about 130,000 acres and destroyed 27 homes. The area will take a few years to get back to anything resembling what it once was.

Pine Mountain Evening

It is evening and I am relaxing in my easy chair in front of the fireplace. A cheery gas fire takes the chill off the mountain evening. Squeekers my African Grey parrot is sitting on his perch munching peanuts. I am relaxing with my coffee from Tonight I am trying Chocolate Raspberry. This coffee has a distinct taste of raspberries and chocolate taste mixed with roast coffee. It goes well with almost all deserts. It is just the right drink for a cold evening. Squeekers and I have been watching the latest episode of the Sci fi series Stargate Atlantis. Both my coffee and my TV show are over now. It has been a long day. I put Squeekers in his cage, turn off the gas fireplace, and head upstairs to bed. Good night all. See you next week.