A Visit to Simon Field's Farm Answered
Last Thursday my friends Quinn and Xander invited me along on a visit to Simon Field, a chemist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He lives on a small farm in the mountains south of San Jose, with his wife, a couple of alpacas, some goats, and a great many chickens, parakeets, and other parrot-like birds.
And a tree house with a rope bridge going out to it, where he occasionally hosts parties. And a solar cell array from which they get most or all of their electricity. And a huge redwood tree, which someone in the '60's rented out to live in! And a hillside spring which under the right circumstances can shoot a fountain 30 feet into the air.
And an art studio, and many artworks of various sorts just set here and there for one to stumble across. And a lot of salamanders...
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Inside, his house is filled with science toys, spilling out from his workshop. I had to make a separate forum topic on those to treat them properly!