Field Trip: H&K Farm

Phyllis and I went to Gibson Ranch to meet Maceo Hart-Kapic who will be the speaker at the next RLEHS Sunday Social. 17 years old and a junior in high school, Maceo runs a successful farming operation.
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Maceo attends Met Sacramento High School – where project-based learning, internships, and mentoring are central. Maceo’s interest in agriculture fits right in.
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Maceo runs a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) also, providing and delivering a box of fresh vegetables once/month to those who sign up.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
His free-range eggs and meat chickens are also part of his operation.
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Bowling night

Too much fun! This was Sophia and Avery’s first time ever to go bowling. With the bumpers up to avoid a gutter ball, the ball rolled s-l-o-w-l-y

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down the lane.
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Then we found a ramp for Sophia and Avery to use which really speeded up play! Afterwards we went to Sam’s Hof Brau for dinner, a restaurant that’s been around for 56 years.
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For not bowling in decades, I was pretty happy with my 153 score. And one game seemed to be enough for everyone!

Sophia & Avery

Hurray! Lenin and Thais had an evening engagement and I got to watch Sophia and Avery. The backyard is under renovation – I will definitely have to show the “after” pictures once it’s complete. Avery really wanted me to see all the things he can do in the back yard, like hanging from a branch and dropping,

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walking on a narrow board,
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zooming on the roller coaster,
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climbing high in a tree (nervous Grandma here),
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and getting in the way of his sister.
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Sophia gave Grandma excellent directions about how everything is supposed to go when getting ready for bed. If I questioned anything, her response always began with, “My mom says …”

I wrapped them up “like a package” in a towel about 20 times, then they would jump around until the towel fell off and we’d do it all over again.
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Memorial Day weekend

Extra time for chores.
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A hike that didn’t happen because of poor directions in a guidebook. I drove this road slowly for 2 miles to get to the trailhead,
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but turned around here.
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As an alternate, I decided to see what Smartsville was all about. I pass the exits every time I go to Maria’s in Penn Valley and have always been curious. Not much here.
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One of the few remaining Gold Rush-era churches, built in 1871.
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Lunch at Ernesto’s with Thais, Sophia, and Avery.
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