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Diamond Hunting at the Ranch
By Christian Ahlmann 9 June 2020 2

I had clearly underestimated the project when our 9-year-old yelled "Mom, Dad, you have to help me get this diamond!" He had his toolbox packed (I should have seen this as a ...

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How to Grow a Grapevine from Cuttings
By Christian Ahlmann 28 March 2020 0

The plants in the picture were sticks on a dormant grapevine a few weeks ago. Grapes grow like weeds, so they are fun to start from cuttings. In short, you cut a stick from ...

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Top 10 Things to do During “Shelter in Place”
By Christian Ahlmann 21 March 2020 0

Photo Credit: Cassandra DeTrinidad 10. Call someone you haven’t talked to for a while. They would love to hear from you! 9. Send a letter. Remember how sp ...

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Super Bowl Drama at the Ranch
By Christian Ahlmann 24 January 2020 1

Things will get weird on February 2nd when the 49ers play the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. (Let’s be honest; things got weird the moment I published that photo on the rig ...

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