A package showed up for me today. Paul and his wife Rachel sent me a care package to help me get back on my feet after the fire. 5 T-shirts from his business, a redline Hot Wheels car, and a dash magnet to start my collection of car memorabilia. This is the most thoughtful and caring thing anyone could ever do for me. I am moved beyond words at their generosity and thoughtfulness. Thank you so much @garlands_sacramento for this package. I have no words. I am truly blessed to have such amazing people in my life. Please show some support for them by checking out @garlands_sacramento and purchasing a shirt or 5. They are top quality and I love them. I lost all of mine in the fires in Santa Rosa, and this was their way of helping me get back on my feet. Bless you and your family. #nowords#soblessed#sothoughtful#sogenerous#amazingfamily#garlandsofsacramento#carepackage#amazingpeople#rebuilding#rebuildingmylifeonedayatatime
RECOVERY & REBUILDING has us in a daze, a bit like the buck in photo 4. We know too many friends who have lost their home and/or suffered some level of farm or ranch loss, and everyone in our community has been “affected” by the fire. While I know of half a dozen gofundme or youcaring online fundraisers, the Disaster Fund at the Community Foundation of Mendocino County is one place you can give. Please have a care and give if you are able ❤️
An estimated 1,500 acres of the ranch’s 2,000 acres was burned.
A handful of friends have asked how they can help us. In the near future, we could use volunteer help taking down damaged rangeland fencing - burned post from both fires - and help putting up new fencing when we are ready. Adam has been in touch with our local USDA NRCS office already to line up rangeland management advisory services, and foresters have come out to assess dead timber harvesting potential (Douglas fir). We have a tentative plan for fall seeding in the works. Rain is in the forecast for Thursday/Friday, so we are feeling a bit of autumn pressure. In the meantime, wine grapes still need to be harvested, we’re getting winter cover crop established in the garden, olives, etc., and continuing with the seasonal rhythms of our farm individuality.
New training cycle starts today: simple called "fixing all the shit I ve put by body through for the last 10 months"
I ve got no meaningful competitions planned for the foreseeable future so the rest of the year is about rebuilding the damage done chasing performance so everything is getting filmed and critiqued.
My left shoulder has been a on going issue for years, so no kipping until it's sorted: by the looks of it I ve got no lats on the left side, no lower traps at all, I internal rotate to much at the shoulders and have a shocking pelvic tilt.
In the words of gray cook "don't build fitness on dysfunction" so it's a chase now on doing the stuff I need to do rather then what I want to do and trusting the process.