🌲HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CHALLENGE 2018🌲
It's hard to believe that almost a year has gone by since this handsome boy fled from the smokey hills of Napa to the salty sea air of Santa Cruz during the 2017 Wine Country fires!
Chip is a five-year-old, eight-pound Chihuahua mix who's wondering why on earth he's still here. Could it be there is something wrong with him? Absolutely not. Could it be #TanChihuahuaSyndrome
? Maybe. Could it be that the right dog lovin' person who is looking for an awesome pal just hasn't come through? <--- All signs point to that one!
He's only the teensiest bit shy at first but gets over it real quick. Here's proof: he joined our pack for a recent Halloween parade with a TON of people and other dogs all wearing crazy costumes, and guess who gave 0 cares? This guy! The kids from our youth volunteer program even take him out on walks, pick him up, and carry him around -- all the time. He loves other dogs, doesn't mind cats, and while the chill factor is high, Chip can turn into a playful goofball when you least expect it. 🤪
If you want to see how Chip would do in your bag, a foster trial is available! Also, his adoption fee is ZILCH, although you're welcome to donate to be a Home For The Holidays Challenge adoption fee sponsor. 😊
Go forth and SHARE if you care! ❤️💚
#homefortheholidays #adoptme #adoptable #adoptabledog #feewaived #adopt #chip #donate #sponsor #santacruzspca #spca #scspca #homefortheholidayschallenge #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #shelterdog #rescued #napafire #napafires #rescuedog #rescue #napafirerescue #santacruz #santacruzcounty #santacruzlife
This month last year wine country was suffering some of the most devastating fires in history. It was harrowing to live through but what an amazing recovery the entire community has experienced. Some are still not back in their homes but Napa Valley overall has healed and is a great place to visit. This past Sunday we took our friends Deb and Jim to Robert Sinskey Vineyards to enjoy wine and reflect on the anniversary of these fires. Right behind me in this picture is a tree whose base is charred black - that’s how close the fire came to this winery. The vineyards visible above me were also affected and will need to be replanted. Next time you have a sip of wine, please give a cheers to this Northern California wine country community for its bravery.
#napastrong #napafires #napavalley #sonomastrong #sonomawinecountry #winecountry #napa #napavalley #wine #sinskey #robertsinskeyvineyards #stagsleapdistrict #stagsleapava
One year ago we were still evacuated but learned our house didn’t burn. Last night’s red flag warning was stressful but humidity came back up from 12, to 39, and winds died down. Thank God! #napafires #nunnsfire
A year ago today one of our favorite wineries burned in the #atlaspeakfire
. I know- #firstworldproblems
- but we have lots of good memories there, including a great day there with Lance’s sister who isn’t with us anymore. We’re excited for them as they broke ground on a new building today. Isn’t their interim tasting space lovely? #napafires #napastrong #californialove
Looking back on the wine country fires that started a year ago... such a surreal time for our beloved valley (and Sonoma County too). In some ways the memories are so fresh, and in some ways it feels like something that happened somewhere else, in a movie, a million years ago. Life has forever changed since that time and I believe we are stronger, braver, and more determined to help one another through the bad times. Still so proud of our community coming together to help one another and touched by all the love and support from around the world in those terrible days and weeks. Still so sad for those affected and for those who have been affected by wildfires this year in other areas. Thank you firefighters for all that you do - you are heroes! We are still in this together and will ALWAYS be in it together. Napa Valley Strong <3
It's been one year since shit hit the fan.... crazy to think back and see how we managed to keep ourselves composed through it all and finish harvest. #napafires #anniversary #2017harvest
Can’t quite believe it’s been a year since the devastating wildfires in Northern California which affected so many, including my childhood home of Santa Rosa. I am selling these Santa Rosa Rosette Necklaces to raise money for the Redwood Empire Food Bank which directly helps families every day. Necklaces available in sterling silver, 14k rose or 14k gold filled. Tap the image for a link! ❤️ please share this post!
Today is the anniversary of the beginning of a long lost week - month. Many losses, many tears and now still rebuilding and recovering from the dreadful #FireStorms
of last years #SonomaFires
otherwise known as #NorthBayFires
green trees and grasses have blessed us all as the Universe reclaims beauty to our land. Thank goodness. Thanks to all good.
It has been a year since disaster struck our community. Today we commemorate the devastating wildfires that ignited on Oct. 8. We also honor the strength and resilience of our community. We have come so far but the road to recovery is long. As the healing and rebuilding continues, Cope Family Center remains a resource for families so that they can manage stressful situations and give their children a brighter future. Check out our Facebook to look at the resources that are out there for our community. #nonprofit #napavalley #napafires #resilience #strong #community #copefamilycenter
It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the horrible fires that affected so many in Napa Valley and other parts of wine country last October.
Our thoughts and assistance continue to go out to those who are rebuilding, recovering and coping with losses. As recent fires in northern California and other parts of the Northwest have shown, the threat of fire continues to be very real – yet we also marvel at the beauty that surrounds us.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Wine Country and California – it has made a huge difference! #NapaStrong
One year ago, we lost our winery in the 2017 Wine Country Fires, but we luckily didn’t loose any wine. Now, we’re thrilled to be able to share that wine with you in our interim tasting space, as part of our Estate Experience.
The Estate Experience begins with a tour of our 100-acre estate where you’ll learn the history of Signorello Estate, followed by a tasting of our highly allocated, award- winning wines paired with bites.
Give us a call at (707) 255-5990 or email us at email@example.com
to schedule your visit today.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
It’s windy. Like REALLY windy. It woke us up in the middle of the night as the trees shook and flung acorns across the yard. Outdoor cushions are scattered like playing cards.
I didn’t use to mind wind. I actually thought it was kinda cool. But a year ago tomorrow, wind started some of the deadliest fires Northern California had seen. 48 people lost their lives as six major blazes burned through subdivisions and neighborhoods, the flames consuming everything in its path. We spent almost a week without power. Cellphones barely worked. People fled the smoke and ash that blanketed the northern half of the state.
I’m having a horrible case of de ja vu. I’m nervous, and my stomach hurts. I’m worried that something else will happen. We all have slight cases of PTSD from all of these fires and this wind coupled with the date really isn’t helping. I was going to run errands in town today but I think they can wait. I’d rather stay close to home, just in case. | #rhfarms #countryliving #napafires #napastrong #sonomastrong #windy #10817
“Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise. “
Maya Angelou .
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since our beautiful WINE COUNTRY was ablaze. .
FUN FACT: our very own Kevin Porep met Maya Angelou when he was working at Safeway in Oakland years ago, she would always make a point to go through his line ❤️ .
#napafires #sonomafires #fireseason #hugafirefighter #wearefamily
Thanks to our friends @clothandkind @clothandkindshowroom
for supporting our mission
Best partnership ever!
They are matching our 5% donation to Community Foundation, Sonoma county, on sales of our Napa pattern
Will you do your part by purchasing our Napa textile?
While we lost our winery in the 2017 wildfires, we luckily didn’t lose any wine. Now, we’re thrilled to be able to share that wine with you in our interim tasting space, as part of our Estate Experience.
The Estate Experience begins with a driving tour of our 100-acre estate where you’ll learn the history of Signorello Estate, followed by a tasting of our highly allocated wines paired with small bites.
Give us a call at (707) 255-5990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule your visit today. #SignorelloEstate #NapaStrong
Very excited to share a sneak peek of plans for our new winery! In addition to rebuilding the winery & tasting room, we’re planning on carving caves into the hillside for barrel & bottle storage. #SignorelloEstate
The smoke in the air. Prayers for the affected areas.
Meet Wilbur and Ziggy rescued pigs from @jamesonanimalrescueranch
Look how cute and smart, they are just like dogs, but people seem to have a disconnect. Now you can see why I don’t eat pigs or any animal! And Wilbur approves this message 🐷💖🐽 #GoVegan #PigTrainer
Best part of my trip in Napa was getting kisses from Bonnie while visiting the new @jamesonanimalrescueranch
Many of these horses were saved from the Napa fires. You all know my passion for saving horses so I was elated to see how well they are doing in their new home! 🥕🐴❤️🐴🥕
Wonderful time emceeing at @jamesonanimalrescueranch
“WineaPAWlooza” in Napa. 1.4 mil raised to help with animals from last years Napa fires, current fire relief rescue work, their new sanctuary...all in all, saving more animals! The work that Monica Stevens is doing is just phenomenal. Love being an ambassador for this wonderful rescue. Thank you to all the fabulous wineries that donated their wine and @chefcaseyt
for the vegan food and everyone that came to support this weekend ! 🐴🍷🐶
Absolutely beautiful dinner (by @singlethreadfarms
) and auction raising nearly 1 mil dollars for @jamesonanimalrescueranch.
winery, yummy vegan food all for a great cause! This money will be going towards the animals of the Napa fires, other emergency relief efforts, the new ranch and special needs animals like Esther! Honored to be a part of this amazing rescue! 🐶🍷🐴
Seeing the spring's rains at work, a new green backdrop for the remains of our project lost in last year's fires. In the second photo- our last view of that bit of singed wall, which we tore down today to become rammed earth walls as we rebuild, and in the last slide, the redwood boards milled from what still stood among the ashes. On site and in the phoenix's nest today
Yolo county fires have destroyed over 70,000 acres of land, equivalent to the size of Fremont. The fires are only 5% contained officials say. The fire, which began Saturday, crossed into Napa County and was burning west of Highway 16 in rural areas north of Lake Berryessa through oak woodlands and grassy hills. More than 1,200 firefighters were battling the blaze with 119 engines and 12 helicopters. Shown here is a plane throwing retardant onto the fire, attempting to slow down the blaze. Mandatory evacuations have occurred throughout Sonoma county. #countyfires #napafires #evacuations
Smoke from the Berryessa fire invading the sunset in napa from a couple days ago.