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Surprising Lakefront Home for Sale at Lake of the Pines: Four Seasons

said on April 4th, 2016 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Delightful year-round, this lakefront home is for sale at lovely Lake of the Pines between Auburn and Grass Valley, California.  These photos of the four seasons were taken during the past couple of years by the owner from her own back deck.

 

LOP sunset

Call CJ Jenkins at 530-906-4715 for more details or to schedule a private showing.

Summer Fun at Lake of the Pines

Summer Fun at Lake of the Pines

 

Summer Sunset at Lake of the Pines

Summer Sunset at Lake of the Pines

 

Autumn Serenity at Lake of the Pines

Autumn Serenity at Lake of the Pines

 

Autumn Colors at Lake of the Pines

Autumn Colors at Lake of the Pines

 

Early  Winter Morning at Lake of the Pines

Early Winter Morning at Lake of the Pines

 

Santa Claus at Lake of the Pines

Christmas Day at Lake of the Pines

 

Spring Morning at Lake of the Pines

Spring Morning at Lake of the Pines

 

Song of Spring at Lake of the Pines

Song of Spring at Lake of the Pines

Remember, these photos were taken by the owner from her back deck!

Call CJ  at 530-906-4715 for more information about this delightful home for sale at fabulous Lake of the Pines, California

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Surprising Lake Front Home for Sale at Pretty Lake of the Pines

said on April 4th, 2016 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

The attractive entrance of this lake front home, tasteful yet understated, doesn’t prepare you for the delightful surprise of walking through the front door.  This lovely abode is much larger than it appears at 4114 square feet, and is sensational throughout, graceful in design and beautiful in appointments.  Spoil yourself with eye-popping dawn views as you wake up every morning, summer, autumn, winter, spring, and gaze out over your quiet cove to the beckoning expanse of pretty Lake of the Pines.

LOP summer

Impeccably cared for and lovingly updated, the ground level offers master suite, office, guest bedroom, two and a half baths, kitchen, laundry, living and dining rooms, all on one floor. Downstairs you discover a family room, workout room, two bedrooms and another full bath. Swim, kayak, fish, or ski in your own backyard. There’s even a fenced garden!  Sun position, so important to lakefront homes, is excellent with morning light and afternoon shade. This contemporary lakefront beauty is an exceptional value at $1,099,000!

Call CJ Jenkins at 530-906-4715 for more details or to set up a private showing.

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Spring Garden at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on April 3rd, 2016 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Gardening, Localism

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The Jenkins Garden is in the ground, this morning, finished, kaput, one hundred percent!   Up here in the Sierra Foothills I am taking a bit of a chance (we occasionally get late spring cold snaps) but the weather is too beautiful, and I just couldn’t help myself, but, I compensated for my impatience with better preparation than usual.  Before the first seed or seedling went into the dirt:

  • Preliminary plan drawn on paper.
  • Weeds pulled by hand.
  • Fences and trellis’s (trellises?) repaired.  (This is DEER country!)
  • Irrigation systems redesigned, repaired, and tested (drip when I can; sprinkle when I must)
  • Many (many) wheel barrows of compost trundled over from the bin and dug in.
  • (Okay, kids, this is the scary part.  You may want to look away.  Slug and snail bait sprinkled around the perimeter.  Yeah, yeah, I know.)
  • Bird screens repaired and standing at the ready.
  • Every square inch raked and smoothed.

Time to go shopping!

Next:  Seeds and seedlings

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Planting Guide for March in the Sierra Foothills

said on March 28th, 2016 filed under: Localism

What to Plant in March

 

Potatoes

Taters!

With all the El Nino rain, the spring planting season is getting off to a bit of a late start.  Be careful not to dig around too much in sopping wet soil; it wreaks havoc on the soil structure.  Also there is a good chance of a late spring frost, so if you do go ahead and plant, be prepared to protect tender new growth.

That said, there are plenty of summer annuals in the stores right now.  You can also set out flowering perennials such as black-eyed Susan and coneflower.  Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as canna, crocosmia and gladiolus.  In fact, I’m going to post this and get down to the nursery and pick up a big bag of glads this afternoon.

 

Gladiolus_Flowers

Glads!

Veggies!  Plant your potatoes now; one of my favorite and most successful Foothill edibles.  I’d hold off a couple of weeks on much else.  (Do not tell anyone that, ignoring this advice, I put three tomatoes in the ground this morning.  Shhh!)

It’s sure easy to pull those weeds with the ground so wet.  Mom’s yard is full of the pests, and I better get over there before she starts giving me the eye!

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Planting Guide for February in the Sierra Foothills

said on February 15th, 2016 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Gardening, Localism

What to plant in February

asparagus

Spare Guts!

(as my Pappy used to call them)

Flowers: transplant or direct seed snapdragons, candytufts, lilies, California Indian pinks, lily-of-the-valleys, larkspurs, Shasta and painted daisies, stock and coral bells.

Fruits and vegetables: Plant Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), strawberries and rhubarb.  Direct seed radishes, beets and chard.  Start peppers, tomatoes and eggplants indoors.  Plant bare-root asparagus now through April.  At lower elevations, plant potatoes now through May.

 

dill

Dill is a useful culinary herb

and attracts beneficial insects to your garden !

 

Trees and shrubs: Plant bare root ornamentals. Transplant living Christmas trees outside.  Buy Ceanothus and other drought-tolerant spring-blooming plants now to get the color you prefer.
Thanks to Placer County Master Gardeners!

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Planting Guide for January in the Sierra Foothills

said on January 23rd, 2016 filed under: Localism

What to plant in January

strawberries

Strawberries!

Flowers: Plant bare-root roses and vines. Transplant pansies, calendulas, English daisies, violas, snapdragons and fairy primroses.

Fruits and vegetables: Plant rhubarb, bare-root grapes, kiwis, strawberries (!) and cane berries. When weather permits, direct seed peas, radishes, lettuce and spinach. Indoors, start broccoli, kale and collards (yum).

Collards

Happy collards in our back yard!

 

Trees and shrubs: Plant bare root trees and ornamentals. Transplant living Christmas trees outside.

Note: This time of year, soggy soils can rot bare root plants. Don’t dig in wet soil.
Thanks to Placer County Master Gardeners!

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Country Property for Sale Video Tour

said on October 5th, 2015 filed under: Country Property, Grass Valley, Localism, Nevada City

I’ll get a few horses, and some goats and chickens, and a pool and spa.

 

 

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Request for Repair Guide for Sellers

said on September 29th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Negotiating, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Request for Repair

This is a compilation of brief articles about the Request for Repair process in California Real Estate.   Though the California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) is the governing document for this discussion, the overall principles and strategies will apply to most states and situations.  Note that this article is not applicable to commercial real estate transactions, in California or elsewhere.

 

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1.  INTRODUCTION

At some point in the life of a residential real estate transaction, the buyer will need to continue reading…

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Request for Repair Guide for Buyers

said on September 29th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Negotiating, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Request for Repair

This is a compilation of fourteen brief articles about the Request for Repair process in California Real Estate.   The California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) is the governing document for this discussion, but the overall principles and strategies will apply to most states and situations.  Note that this article is not applicable to commercial real estate transactions in California or elsewhere.

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1.  INTRODUCTION

At some point in the life of a residential real estate transaction, you will need to continue reading…

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A Cabin Retreat for Sale at Lake of the Pines

said on September 25th, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

front lead                            living room

Get away to your cabin retreat in Lake of the Pines.

 

This Tahoe style home has lots of character and is nestled in between trees and attractive rock outcroppings.  Enjoy the bright, open Great room with soaring ceilings and gas log stove.  The home has been upgraded with new carpet and interior paint.  The Master bathroom sports granite and new tile.  With 1724 sqft, this comfortable floor plan has three bedrooms/ 2 baths.  Downstairs is a bonus room or optional fourth bedroom with a half bath.  The yard has drought resistant landscaping, with a place for gardening.  Your cabin retreat at Lake of the Pines awaits you. 23458 Rolling Hills Court.

Excellent Value at $312,000

Virtual Tour

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