It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you’re on, electing Trump was … well, electrifying. It was a new wind blowing across the land, and it isn’t just hot air. These guys are following through on their promises. Business and farm-friendly management is now the order of the day at the Federal building, and … Continue reading The times, they are a-changin’.
Hay growers and buyers have a new way to meet up, at a place which modernizes and simplifies how hay gets from the rake to the ruminants that need it. hayfinders.com is a new website created by a couple of New Mexico farmers. They built it to connect the consumer directly to the grower … Continue reading Hay goes high-tech
Hemp has been in the news a lot lately, and with the push to legalize Marijuana there’s a related effort to remove the restrictions on growing Hemp. That’s because Marijuana and Hemp are close cousins - but Hemp is missing the psychoactive ingredient THC and unlike cousin Mary Jane, you won’t get high no matter … Continue reading Hemp: to Grow or Not to Grow?
The CBS News show Sunday Morning reports that the movement to fully legalize marijuana is being fueled in part by our senior citizen community. Grandma and Grandpa are not just reliving the 60’s; they are finding out that cannabis is good for arthritis pain or diabetic nerve pain, and to sleep, with very little risk … Continue reading Seniors support Marijuana?
For Valley people, February and early March is a special time of year, that time between the cold fog and the amazing heat of summer. it’s suddenly spring with blue skies and wild floral displays. It’s amazing how fast blossom time sneaks up on us; but careful observers could see bud swell beginning a month ago, … Continue reading Central California’s Blossom Trail
Recently I was up by the Sutter Buttes, on the Colusa highway, or state route 20, when I noticed one of those historical markers placed by the Clampers. I always check those markers; you learn amazing things. For instance, I once learned that the bandit Joaquin Murrieta did not die at the intersection of highway … Continue reading The First Thompson Seedless Grapes
I’ve been working on a special project, writing about almond growers and how they make a crop. It’s been a real education. My son in law Brett Bonomi is one of those terrible almond growers that’s stealing water from the swimming pools of the rich and famous down south, just so he can grow … Continue reading He’s a Farmer