Bad but Beautiful

Like many native Humboldters, I married an invasive species-an outlander. And, I can see the good fresh ideas that came with intermarriage between my redneck culture and his occupying army of back-to-the-land folk. Perhaps that’s why I have a soft spot for many of Humboldt County’s exotics listed in a brochure put out by one of my favorite local groups-the

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A Ticklish Question

This is a gross but I’m a crude country woman and I’m not afraid of addressing a tick-lish topic. Every person living in rural areas has their own process of dealing with ticks and I’ve noticed the methods often differ wildly from those recommended by internet sites. For starters, the sites always urge avoiding “walking in grassy, brushy, or heavily

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The Sense of Christmas

Steaming hot apple pie Want to come by? Getting ready for the first Christmas dinner (tonight with my husband’s family, the second on Christmas Eve with mine), I’ve been dipping luscious red strawberries in chocolate, rolling Peanut Butter Balls in more chocolate, cooking Roundie Brownies to be topped with even more chocolate dipped strawberries, and, of course, the pie. The

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