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…of any size this season, and apparently for a few years, is headed to us on the Northern California Coast today, and having heard lore of winter storms past and recent warnings from locals and neighbors: “Are you ready for the storm?” and “Batten down the hatches!” has me wondering what to expect (8″ of rain? overflowing creeks ..

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…for the eleven Salmon Creek Farm structures became complicated when I tried to name each one after the communard who either built it, or was most associated with it, but only those with fabulous sobriquets would do (or in some cases real names that have nice associations, i.e. Dawn & Walden), so now we have: Cedar, Dawn, Hawk, Huckleberry, Moonlight, ..

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…is the amazing refuge for wayward and unwanted doors (over 500), windows (over 1000) and antique door and window hardware (over 2000 pieces) hidden in the redwoods, just a few properties down from us on Middle Ridge Road – where I suspect people drive from all over the region to find buried treasures – and also where the Salmon Creek ..

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…an old resting spot for the Pomo Native Americans and later a stagecoach stop in the 1800’s – attracted by the hot mineral and sulpher baths – just inland from the coast on Comptche-Ukiah Road, was the pilgrimage of the day, to find some welcome warmth and soothing of aching bones & muscles from non-stop moving, fixing, working, tending at ..

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…at the Mendocino Headlands, a 20 minute drive along the coast from Salmon Creek Farm, reminds me of the Halprins Driftwood Villages from the late 60’s and early 70’s which they performed on beached further to the south – and if I wasn’t so overwhelmed and distracted by everything that needs to be done every ..

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…was the perfect/dreamy/divine/appropriate way to conclude our week of Lawrence and Anna Halprin RSVP Cycle-inspired activities and workshops – commissioned by the Graham Foundation for their current show “Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971” – closing down the Sundown Dome social years and starting up those at Salmon C..

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…activities and workshops at the Sundown Dome start this morning – including “Score for a _________ Home,” an impromptu exercise to write down every word that describes the home we want, followed by each of picking our favorite descriptor, and writing a score to create that home. SCORES FOR A CALIFORNIA COMMUNE MIGRATION: Sundown Dome to Salmon ..

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