Seasons - Harvest

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 17:00

Asparagus Plant Harvest

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Monday, 10 January 2011 02:00

Harvest Is Complete

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This was a sweet sight. Shipping Dock, Trucks Loading, Snow on Sierras, Winter Wheat Cover Crop Sun is out, rain is gone (for the moment) and even the fog has cleared - which usually means more rain is imminent. There are two things I like about what is shown in these images (besides the snow on the Sierras): 1) The winter wheat (cover crop on our rotated land) looks beautiful and healthy. Not many days…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:00

Rains Delay Deliveries

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Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature that this is supposed to be a La Niña weather year. You know - drought conditions for the West. Digger and Tractors sitting idle this morning after night of heavy rain It rained again last night and this morning. Heavy. Added over 1.25 more inches as of this morning. The rainfall total is over 500% of normal - breaking the all time record for the Month of December -…
Friday, 24 December 2010 10:54

Record Rains?

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Record Rains Slow Harvest Next Year's Seedling Field Twas the day before Christmas and all through the fields...people are working - finally after a water logged week of near record rains. I'm sure you saw it on the news. The West Coast was hammered with the "Pineapple Express" - heavy rainfall originating from the tropics. It started for us on Friday afternoon 12/17 and continued heavy until Tuesday with lighter rains on Wednesday. Now it…
Thursday, 16 December 2010 15:55

Yard Bareroot Processing in Fog

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Perfect Tree Weather Forklift in Processing Yard in Mid Morning Fog (9:30 AM) Fog. It can be depressing and cold for workers (or people in general) but the bareroot trees love it This Central Valley of California is famous for its Tule fog from late November through mid January if we have any rain soaked ground to fuel it. Today we have fog big time although weatherman predicts a week of rain starting tomorrow with…
Saturday, 11 December 2010 15:58

Persimmon Harvest

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Persimmon Harvest It's Saturday and it's harvest season - so yes we are working! Since the phones were quiet this Saturday morning, I took a trip over to see the digging of the 3 year Persimmon trees. Why? This is the first year where the 3 year persimmons were coming off the new Drip System. In fact everything in this digging season (and from now on out) is coming off the drip system. I wanted…