California’s Gold | Two Places at Once

At long last, our final destination has been met! The idea has been tossed around for years of turning this location into the fifty-first state in America and naming it Jefferson but for now it remains (and probably always will) the state line between California and Oregon.

I am a little disappointed in my home state though– welcome to the state of surf, sand and less that impressive “Welcome” signs! To make matters more extreme, Oregon welcomed me with a rainbow!


So to wrap up my “California’s Gold” series, I did something that has nothing to do with Huell Howser and his California’s Gold road map. I milked a cow. That’s what happens when you have an in with the local dairy community I guess!

Originally I had asked to just visit the calfs and feed them their bottles, but I was free labor and the staff had plans to put me to work!  I was taught the whole process of milking the cows twice a day and the ungodly early hour the day begins on the farm (you can count me out on being a farmer in the future) although I do have a lot of respect for their dedication and how well they treat their livestock.

IMG_3152IMG_3114IMG_3156I hope you enjoyed coming along with me on this tour of Northern California and exploring what unique, out of the ordinary things this state has to offer! No matter where you are there is always something new to learn and as Huell Howser would say, “That’s amazing!”




  1. So Milker of cows, did you let the baby calf suck on your fingers? That is an amazingly strong and strange sensation!!!
    Grandma would be impressed!

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