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Posts published by “Brad Wiley”

Bob ‘Chipmunk’ Glover

Last week’s story about Bob Glover’s participation in local politics incited me to go up to my attic archives and begin reading through the set…

First Settler Descendant: Bob ‘Chipmunk’ Glover

Bob Glover’s ancestors were true pioneers in the Euro-American settlement of Anderson Valley.  And the fact motivated his personal ambitions and worldview since his youth.…

Anderson Valley’s Iconic Dump Attendants

Last week I reported on the recent history of Anderson Valley’s dump sites and the personalities of the County employees who presided over these social…

Anderson Valley’s Dump Heroes

Rural America’s local dumpsites have always been a magnet for me, partly because of their fairly convenient accessability  compared to city and suburbia’s formal garbage…

The College Kid Runs the Ukiah Auction

So to wrap up the Ukiah Sale sheep auction management saga, here’s a description of what a grueling summer day out in the dusty sheep…

The College Kid Runs the Auction, Part 2

Last week I recounted how, with  a mere half dozen years of sheep farming experience, I undertook the job of managing the weekly sheep sale…

The College Kid Runs the Livestock Auction

After a summer’s absence, I am back in The Valley, adjusting to drought- and-fires life here at the vineyard, and going through my list of…

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