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ON THE FARM I hope you can get out and enjoy the beautiful springtime weather, before our hillsides give up the last of their green grasses for the year.
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ON THE FARM The hills are now starting to turn brown, thanks to the windy days of the last two weeks. Unless we get some late springtime storms, this is will be the driest year I can remember.
ON THE FARM After a few days of summerlike temperatures of near 90 degrees, I woke up this morning, Holy Saturday, to fog and much cooler temperatures outside. As usual I made some coffee and took advantage of the early morning quiet of the house.
ON THE FARM March can be a busy month. We moved into daylight savings time last week, another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, and Saturday was officially the first day of Spring.
ON THE FARM It looks like I will be traveling north along I-5 a little more often as I have agreed to represent both Ventura and Santa Barbara counties on the state board of the California Farm Bureau, whose office is in Sacramento.
ON THE FARM I have quite a few friends that have retired and will inevitably ask, when are you going to retire? My answer is always the same, I hope never, I love what I do and with God’s blessing, I can keep doing it for a long time to come.
ON THE FARM I remember my mom telling me that a few times it would be raining when they got together on the second floor of the adobe on Alamo Pintado where they could hear the rain coming down. I like to think that they were not only celebrating the rain, but a way of life that will slip away from us if we let it.
ON THE FARM The end of the holiday season comes to an end for me on Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany, every year since I was a little boy. It was our last chance to receive a present as part of the tradition of placing our shoes filled with hay on our front porch so when the three Wise Men passed by, they could feed their camels as they made their way to visit the baby Jesus.