Is a hobby vineyard on your horizon? Do you dream of pouring the ultimate house wine, made from grapes you grew on your estate? DIY winemakers say viticulture chores for an acre of vines can be accomplished by two people on weekends. The result: Enough vino to drown in. Homemade wine has been a part of U.S. history since the colonists used alcohol to quench their thirsts rather than risk drinking unclean water. The practice of squishing grapes to produce wine even survived Prohibition.
Imagine being optimistic when buying a charred, abandoned log cabin, and miraculously that hopefulness pays off in several ways. Not only do Paul and Maureen Fattig have an attractive home along Sterling Creek in southern Oregon's Applegate Valley, but he also got a book deal. Paul Fattig wrote the entertaining "Up Sterling Creek Without a Paddle" (Hellgate Press), based on the couple falling for a "burned wooden shell" on neglected farmland.
Every house has a little perk. And lots of quirks. Oregon has many examples of oddball and adorable homes, as we see here. What should be revealed in a real estate listing? Well, of course all the required disclosures. Important, too, are the particulars of the home, such as its age, size, location and price. Real estate agents then pull out their best vocabulary skills to describe the property.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".