Hi again, Petaluma sounds nice and peaceful. Red Bluff is a rural area too, with farms, orchards, and ranches. Eight miles south is Corning, the olive capital of the world. Most of all the brand names that you buy in the store are all canned at the same factory. So whichever you buy, the cheapest or most expensive, size, store brand or others, etc. are ALL
the same olives. My SIL works there so we get lots of oilves, dented cans, etc. So naturally, olives are one of the main crops here. Logging used to be the main industry here, but enveronmental groups, the spotted owl, etal, have put most of the mills and people out of commission and work. I would LOVE to live near somwhere like Chicago to shop, especially for yarn. I use the internet a lot. I use KnitPicks on occasion, but I also use Elann.com and Smileysyarns.com.
At Smileys you can find name brand yarns at the lowest price guaranteed in the US. There are different ones all the time as well as some that are there all the time. I tried to put in links to them but it didnt work so you'll have to type them in to get to them. It's nice talking with you!