Retired and living on 4 1/2 acres with a few animals. Some are pets, some are dinner. I have climbed California's highest mountains, one of which is visible from our property (Mt. Shasta, 14165 ft.). I still enjoy the outdoors and travel to Europe when I can afford it. I speak passable German and enjoy practicing my German with Germans who like to practice their English.
I do a bit of fine woodworking.
We have an outdoor cat.
Areas in the national forest all around us provide many opportunities for privacy and for visiting some of the national parks in northern California.
Palo Cedro is an unincorporated area about 5 miles east of the Redding city limits. Properties here are pretty much 3-15 acres. It is a very nice semi-rural area, but hot in the summer.