RLEHS Sunday Social

The annual ice cream social! About 50 people attended.image
Thank you Joyce Buckland and Shirley Breckenridge for doing all the scooping.
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Our speaker was Luanne Leineke from the Sacramento Tree Foundation. We learned about our legacy Black Walnut tree at the Rio Linda Horse Arena, native plant restoration, and weed abatement.
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Thank you Luanne, your presentation was excellent. Also, much thanks to Farmer Deno who brought 3 flats of pluots free-for-the-taking.
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RLEHS board meeting

If it’s the second Wednesday of the month, then there’s a board meeting for the Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society at Dry Creek Ranch House. Joyce and Tom check out the new walkway and image
manage not to get wet.
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Board members Ralph Hants, Al Taxara, and Al Akins.
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Sudangrass first cut

This morning when I went for a walk, I noticed an outside swath of Sudangrass at Jaime’s had been cut.
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It was too damp early in the morning to cut, but by early afternoon, the harvester was at work. It sure moved quickly through the field. The operator was an independent contractor.

Incredible to me that all that vertical growth could be reduced to the wide cut rows. The harvester slices the leaves but crushes the stems to enable more even drying which will take 5-10 days.

New walkway at DCRH

Nick Ledbetter had a great community service idea for his final Eagle Scout project: a wider walkway from the Dry Creek Ranch House to the (kind-of faraway) bathrooms. The County of Sacramento paid for all the concrete – Thank you very much! I went to take pictures as things went along. I was so surprised on my first visit to find over 30 volunteers working to set the forms.

Nick Ledbetter

Nick Ledbetter

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Fran and I looked at each other and we both said, “Maria.” She was our common link. Maria’s sister Barbara is married to Fran’s brother. I thought Julie was one of “my moms” but she said I hadn’t taught any of her kids; I’ve known her for 30 years.

Julie Burke and Fran Culp

Julie Burke and Fran Culp

A few days later (at 6:30 am!), the concrete was poured. More kind volunteers were there to help.
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A huge thank-you to Nick, many members of his church, and teammates from his wrestling team for this wonderful project to improve the grounds of the Dry Creek Ranch House. Congratulations to Nick on a successful Eagle Scout project.