Valley Springs Free Mortgage Loan Calculator

July 5th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Knowing the asking price for home is one thing, but actually knowing what your payments will be is something completely different. And when you’re considering the purchase of a home it’s an important thing to know! Even on your best day, you may not be able to figure out in your head what the monthly […]

Find Valley Springs Foreclosures, Short Sales and REO’s

July 5th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

It may not feel like it after you read the news in the morning, but now could very well be the perfect time for you to invest in real estate and purchase a home; especially if you’re looking in the right place. Come to Calaveras County and find Valley Springs Foreclosures, Short Sales, and REO’s […]

2012 SCHEDULE F – Form 1040 – Profit or Loss From Farming

July 5th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Looking for a Schedule F –  Profit or Loss From Farming form or the 2010 Instructions for Schedule F? Here ya go! 2010 Schedule F –  Profit or Loss From Farming 2010 Schedule F –  Profit or Loss From Farming Instructions 2010 Schedule F –  Profit or Loss From Farming Line By Line Instructions

Alameda County Fair In Pleasanton California

July 5th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

While there may be “99 Ways to Come Out & Play” this year at the Alameda County Fair, perhaps the most exciting reason – albeit an odd one – is Jungle George’s Exotic Meats & Bugs. With such items on their menu as smoked alligator ribs, buffalo, elk burgers, frog legs, kangaroo burgers, lion, maggot […]

Fireworks And Fourth Of July Events In Calaveras County

June 30th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Looking for some affordable Independence Day fun in Calaveras County? You’ve come to the right place! On Saturday June 25th enjoy Fireworks at New Hogan Lake, located at 2713 Hogan Dam Road, Valley Springs, CA. Bring some snacks, drinks, your lawn chairs, and have a great time! Meetup begins at 7:00p.m., followed by the awesome […]

Free Social Media Workshop for California Farmers And Ranchers By The California Agricultural Communications Coalition

June 22nd, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Social media must really be where it’s at if farmers are getting involved! The Social Media Workshop for California Farmers and Ranchers is a free, one full-day, hands-on social media workshop put on by the California Agricultural Communications Coalition (CACC), which has been designed specifically for farmers and ranchers. Created as an offshoot of the […]

Health Insurance In California For Those With Pre Existing Conditions

June 20th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Did you know that you can now apply health insurance in California, and not have to worry about being turned down due to a pre existing condition? It’s pretty damn cool! As some of you may know I haven’t been the golden child of good health the past 4 years or so. I sprained an […]

Cell Phone Coverage Maps For Valley Springs – What Cell Service Works In Valley Springs

June 19th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Moving or coming to visit Valley Springs? I just moved here and I wish I would have researched the cell phone coverage maps for Valley Springs before I bought this house in Burson, CA. Appears almost all cell phone carriers in the area skip over my house. Yeehaw! So at some point it looks as […]

Cell Tower Locations In Valley Springs California

June 18th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Ever wondered where all the Cell towers are around Valley Springs, CA? Here’s a few I’ve found… AT&T Cell Tower Location In Valley Springs California END OF ROSS DRIVE VALLEY SPRINGS, CA 95252 Latitude: 38° 10′ 39.80″ Longitude: 120° 51′ 31.20″ Structure Height: 101 Elevation (AMSL): 827 Structure Type: Monopole Occupied RAD Heights: 35,70,78 T-Mobile […]

Valley Springs Well Water Testing And Analysis By Aqualab Water Analysis In Twain Harte, CA

June 15th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Just wanted to do a quick post about Aqualab Water Analysis In Twain Harte, CA. As some of the blog readers know we recently bought a new place in Burson, CA, a quaint little area of Valley Springs, CA. It’s a great piece of property, but unfortunately had some issues with the well; we’ve been […]

Columbia Diggins Tent Town 1852 – Columbia State Historic Park

June 7th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Once upon a time, when gold in the hills was plentiful, miners and families moved through the undeveloped Mother Lode area. Soon tent and shanty towns began to spring up, with everything from saloons to boarding houses, restaurants to laundries, hardware stores to express offices. It was an exciting time, with a lot of people […]

Mariposa Grove Giant Sequoias – Yosemite National Park

June 7th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

To call them massive and awe-inspiring would be an understatement. The Giant Sequoia, tree like the approximately 500 mature ones found in the Mariposa Grove near the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park, are perhaps the largest living things on Earth. While the sequoias are not the tallest of all trees – that title belongs […]

Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee

June 6th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Each year during the third weekend in May, California’s Calaveras County becomes Frog Heaven. Nestled between Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe, just south of Historic Angels Camp and north of Sonora on Hwy 49, sits Frogtown; home to the Calaveras County Fair and its world-renowned Jumping Frog Jubilee. In the early Gold Mining Days, […]

Calaveras County Fair Destruction / Demolition Derby

June 6th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Every year on the closing day of the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee, fair-goers are treated to the only event at Frogtown that is perhaps more popular than the jumping frog competitions – the Destruction Derby. Fair officials estimate that a crowd of about 10,000 attend the demolition derby each year. Demolition derbies […]

The Ahwahnee Hotel At Yosemite National Park

June 6th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

In the early 1920s it became clear that Yosemite National Park was in dire need of accommodations that would suit the affluent and influential park visitor. Once a village area for the native Miwok Indians, the location of The Ahwahnee Hotel was chosen because of its ample sun exposure and breathtaking views of the Park’s […]

Wawona Hotel at Yosemite National Park

June 6th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Located four miles from the south entrance into Yosemite National Park, the Wawona Hotel sits between the magnificent Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the lively Yosemite Valley. In 1855, a miner by the name of Galen Clark was in failing health when he passed through the Wawona Valley with a group of tourists on […]

Jamestown California Gold Mining – Panning, Sluicing, Dredging And Highbanking

June 4th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

There’s gold in them thar hills!! So the saying went…..and so it still goes – as the area of Jamestown, CA still has hidden golden treasures lying just below the surface. And with the help of Miner John and his group of seasoned prospectors, you too could find yourself yelling “eureka”! If you’re ever in […]

Moaning Cavern Adventure Park Walking Tour

June 1st, 2011 by Craig Mullins

You know, every once in a while it’s nice to get in touch with the earth in a way more than just digging in the dirt, and be reminded there are things in the world greater than you. Sometimes you need to descend over 150 feet under ground to truly get the feeling that you’re […]

Our Introduction To Farming In Valley Springs California

May 17th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

This isn’t your grandfather’s farm. Nor is it the farm you visited with your second grade class, but we’d sure love to have some second graders visit! The life of a farmer has changed, my friend! Farming is moving and shaking, and where it’s going is like no place it’s ever been before. The agricultural […]