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We finally get to have a summer

Or not

It’s foggy this morning, I’m probably going to pick the rest of the tomatoes this week. I’ve learned that tomatoes love the climate at my place on 38th ave but the fruit often rots before it ripens. I have a 5 foot by 5 foot cherry tomato bush that has yet to set fruit. I’ve got pie pumpkins but no “summer” squash. I did get a couple of acorn squash by accident from the compost pile. I’m not complaining, the rest of the nation has been alternately baking and freezing this past year. We are steady at 68 degrees.  There is weather info with radar and a tide chart on the main sanity cruz page.

vegetables from the garden

tomatoes and squash

It’s Wednesday, this means audio production this morning, I will meet Aimee Shunney and Jenny Brewer this afternoon to record the Green Tea and Honey Radio Show and then produce the Talkin ish Podcast this evening. It’s farmers market day down town. Last week I got blue berries, eggplant, parsnips and figs.

Lots of stuff to do around Sanity Cruz

If you haven’t already seen the Sanity Cruz events calendar take a look and let me know what you think. Also don’t forget to send me your additions and events. I can give you a log in to the calendar if you’d like to add events yourself, and you can post to this blog if that’s your bag.

So link up already!

I have always wanted to do “link shares” this means the more websites I am connected to the better, and the better for other websites to be connected to Sanity Cruz. I’ve gone into more detail here:


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Add this logo to your website with a link to sanitycruz.com
I’ll add a logo and/or a short link to your website on the sanitycruz info page.  Voila! free advertising for our websites, increased Santa Cruz Community, Your stuff added to the events calendar (more free advertising), increased SEO. Whats not to love? All the Sanity Cruz websites and pages, including the pod casts, got 13,000 visits last month, 80,000 hits. What’s that mean?  It means things are moving along quite nicely. This is so important that the dishonest websites will pay to get back links and “likes”.  I wanna get honest links and honest face book friends.

Back away from the Computer!

Speaking of the events calendar. I worked on it for a couple of days and then got a call from Rick who said, “I see you have something called a hike to buzzards roost at big basin on the calendar.”   He had the audacity to suggest I actually use my own calendar to get out of the house! I couldn’t really argue so I went. I didn’t make it to the top, he did.

Opal Creek at Big basin

Opal creek

Then he wanted to see his friends in the Band Cabin Fever at the Trout Farm and when we got there I had a message m Suzy Cardell saying there was a small after burning man get together at Rupert Hart’s house. Rupert’s the guy who has those great theme parties. Last year he had a Wizard of Oz party in Scotts Valley, I’ll get he information on his next party on the calendar, they are a reasonable cost, open to the public, Rupert doesn’t make any money on these events, he just likes to have a party and every one is invited. He said the next party may be soon!


One last thing.



I went to the Garden Variety Cheese open house at the Monkey Flower Ranch in Prunedale last week with Nancy from New leaf Community Markets and my boyfriend Steve.

Here’s a picture of the cheese cave. Yep, a cheese cave. Wipe the drool off! Check them out at the Santa Cruz down town farmers market.

Thanks! ~Brooke