Local Handmade Gifts Idea – Three Moons Solstice Box…Available NOW!

Looking for a holiday gift full of local, handmade natural treasures? Three Moons Solstice Box, a limited edition offering made from Boulder Creek locals is now available at Viscosity Glass right in downtown Boulder Creek.

Here’s what’s included in each box…

  • a hand cut bar of truly natural organic small-batch soap
  • an herbal or native caffeinated organic tea blend
  • a hand knit woolen Storyteller pouch
  • your choice of organic salve with oils steeped under the full moon
  • a woodland owl organic beeswax candle
  • miniature hanging Kokedama succulent

The entire box is compostable except the tin tie on the tea bag and the salve containers which are completely recyclable AND reusable! There’s no plastic in these boxes. Each product comes with its own description and care instructions. Add in some merino and alpaca hand knits complete with muslin gift bags! Available while supplies last.

Hallelujah! Quality Pizza by the Slice at the Gas Station

Hallelujah! Quality Pizza by the Slice at the Gas Station

We’ve always wished there was a place to grab a quick slice of good pizza in Boulder Creek. This dream has become a wonderful reality thanks to Boulder Creek Pizza and Pub and Boulder Creek’s one and only gas station

As the placard reads “Note: This is not standard gas station pizza. It’s way better.” The pizza is made fresh, has house made sauce and quality ingredients.

pizza by the slice info




Chicago Style Hot Dog in Boulder Creek?… YES! Fifi’s Hot Dogs

We now have a great new hot dog stand here in Boulder Creek. Right now Fifi’s Hot Dogs is only open on weekends, but they are planning to be open all week in a couple of months.

Fifi’s is a food cart located right in downtown Boulder Creek, beside Agz Ragz and across the street from New Leaf and The Red Pearl.

We went and tried the food, and it was one amazing hot dog… with very friendly service.

See pictures below for the menu and a real deal Chicago Style hot dog.

VOTE: Best Brewery in the Santa Cruz – Boulder Creek Brewery

KPIG is asking Santa Cruz residents to vote for their favorite brewery and Boulder Creek Brewery is in the running. Right now they are in second place……

If you’d like to support our local Brewery click HERE to go vote! It just takes a few seconds to vote.

Boulder Creek Brewery Ale

ANTS! What they are and How to Get Rid of Them

This time of year many in Boulder Creek are dealing with pesky little ants. Ever wondered where they come from and how to beat em? Doug Conrad from Boulder Creek Hardware has written a really informative article all about ants. The article is below. If you ever have any questions on building, terminating, cutting, painting etc… head over and ask Doug or Ann Marie at Boulder Creek Hardware.



Doug’s How To:

Whether they are in your pants or at your picnic, ants are amazing little creatures; well maybe not in your pants. Like bees, ants are social creatures with a social structure of workers and queens. I’ve always been amazed at these little guys and in researching for this article I came across even more interesting facts about ants than anyone in Boulder Creek would care to know. But I have to bore you with a few of them. It is estimated that there are over 22,000 species of ants and only 12,500 have been classified. Sometimes their colonies can number in the millions and they exist on almost every land mass on earth. That’s a lot of ants. They can range in size from a super tiny .03 of an inch to just over 2 inches long. Most are black or red but there are some that have a metallic luster. The life span of ants increases according to the hierarchy. Since the fertile males are at the lowest rung, they live only for a few weeks. Worker ants are a little higher up, so they live for 2 – 3 years. Queen ants live the longest, with a lifespan of almost 25 – 30 years!

Customers often come in thinking they have termites when actually they have ants. Yes, some ants have wings. These are usually the male drones but the queen will have wings for the early part of her life. You can tell the difference between an ant and a termite by the wings. A termite’s wings are both the same size, ants are different sizes. Termites have straight antennae and ants are bent. It’s hard to tell but the ant’s waist is slender and the termites are not as much. That’s the basic difference between these two, but do you know what you get if you cross ants with tics? All sorts of antics!

Around here we basically have two types of ants that most of us consider pests. Continue reading

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