Tractors and milkshakes

When it looks like the rains have stopped for the season and before the weeds turn to fire-loving dryness, it’s time to mow.image

This is also the time of year to appreciate a son who has a tractor and comes over to mow (and disk the perimeter).
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Earlier today, Chef Justin of Atria El Camino Gardens came to Mom’s unit to demonstrate how to make milkshakes in different flavors.
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He entertained everyone a bit and passed out many samples.
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Deadheading roses

Dry Creek Ranch House Pioneer Memorial Rose Garden.image
This week’s favorite bloom.
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I’m not the only one who volunteered today. Ralph Hants was on the tractor. Al Taxara supervised from the golf cart.
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Our caretakers were also busy: Josh Klein worked on the new irrigation system while
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Stephanie Nebuloni assembled the units.
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CBET at Hagginwood

For the past 8 weeks, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, I taught English at Hagginwood School. Parents from Castori were also invited to attend. Today, 32 hours of instruction ended. Three students in this class had perfect attendance: Yuridana, Gabriela, and Rosana.
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Another special memory was being invited to the home of Rizwana and her husband for a traditional Pakistani lunch a couple of weeks ago.
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Easter

Our family Easter bunny is Chuck, Phyl’s brother.image

Despite what it looks like, no one at this table was praying.
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Dave and Phyl have the perfect backyard for a family gathering.
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Meanwhile in East Nicolaus, Justin in the morning:
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It was time to reposition the sprinklers to the increasing dripline.
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Memorial Service

Sadly on April 9, Dick’s mother passed away. She was a vibrant 90 years old. Today in Palo Alto the family had a memorial service.
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All the grandchildren and Great-grandson Luke.
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Dick’s brother Tom and family.
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And, yes, many of us were curious about Daniel Ben’s hair.
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RLEHS fun

Today I was asked to go by Dry Creek Ranch House and take some pictures of two tractors in front the the house and rose garden to use on promotional items for Farm & Tractor Days. Ralph Hants took me up in a lift.image
Here is the best picture I took. It will go on thank-you plaques for sponsors and mouse pads.
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