Join us for the 23rd Annual Farm & Tractor Days May 19 & 20

Step back in time for a family friendly fun event! We are celebrating our region’s rural roots at the 23rd Annual Farm & Tractor Days hosted by the Rio Linda/Elverta Historical Society and “Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc., Branch 13.”
Enjoy tractor demonstrations, vintage “hit and miss” engines, tractor parade, face painting, hay rides, vendors, lots of food and drink and museum tours on this gorgeous property.

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Deadheading roses

It was my turn to deadhead roses today. There are about five of us who take turns. At this busy time, it must be done twice a week. image17

This week’s favorite bloom:
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I wasn’t the only one who volunteered today. Ralph Hants is on the tractor. Al Taxara supervised from the golf cart.
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Josh Klein worked on the irrigation system while

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Board Meeting

If I arrive early, I have time to take a few pictures.
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Installing the new irrigation system has begun.

Looking toward Dry Creek Road

Looking toward Dry Creek Road

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Sunday Social: author of Rescued

RLEHS welcomed Brian Brown to this month’s Sunday Social. image

Two years ago this May, Brian was flying a small plane with his wife and daughter to Idaho when an unexpected severe storm forced his plane to crash in the mountains of Idaho. The elevation was 7100′.

At the table L-R: mother-in-law Janice Bierman, daughter Heather, wife Jayann

At the table L-R: mother-in-law Janice Bierman, daughter Heather, wife Jayann

His story of survival was moving and quite inspirational as Brian described their journey and the “unforgettable 15 hours of danger, rescue efforts and miracles.” Brian has also written a book – Rescued. Brian is also the nephew of retired Rio Linda Fire Chief Ken Brown and currently is a captain in the Consumnes Fire Dept and Deputy Chief for Wilton Fire District.

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Thank you, Brian, for an excellent presentation.

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Open House at Rio Linda Prepatory Academy

On April 10, RLEHS had an information table at Open House. This school used to be known as Rio Linda Jr High, but recently began serving grades 5-8. Grades K-4 go to Dry Creek School down the street.
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To attract students and parents to our table,
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a history quiz was created. Just taking the quiz meant the participant got a piece of candy.
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It soon became obvious, no one knew much about our local history. Here are some of the best (or curious) WRONG answers:
1. The Indian group that lived in this area … the Rio Lindians.
2. The first white settler built a road house in … 1960
3. Agricultural product which attracted people … hoc
4. Reason it failed … muddy ran out/economy
5. Main agricultural business from 1920s-1980s … golden poppies
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Other community groups were invited to come, including the Rio Linda High School Touchdown Club. L-R: Zeph Payne, Allen Smith-Freshman Football Coach, Janelle Bosick, Shirley Smith, Justin Rebec-NEW Head Varsity Football Coach.
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Dry Creek Ranch House

This is my first post.  The beginning of a new blog.  You will soon learn that I love taking pictures of the Dry Creek Ranch House.  This one was taken this morning as I walked along the multi-use trail behind DCRH.  ~Arlete image

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Draft Horses pulling farm equiptment

Draft Horses pulling farm equipment

Farm Fresh Tractor winner

Farm Fresh Tractor winner and Jeanne Akins

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President Tom Ray and Director Ralph Hants share the new banner which will go up at the corner of Elkhorn Blvd & Dry Creek Rd.

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