GOING NUTS!

Approximately 4,000 California walnut growers produce over 600,000 short tons of walnuts annually.  Right here in El Dorado County, 205 walnut trees on 10 acres at Perry Creek Walnut Farm are budding out that delicious fruit at a steady pace.  A rainy season promises a bumper crop of […]

Digging the Dirt with UCCE Master Gardeners

I recently had the pleasure of attending Secrets of the Soil, a workshop, http://mgeldorado.ucanr.edu/Secrets_of_Soil/         with the likes of: Chuck Ingels, Farm and Horticulture Advisor with UC Cooperative Extension in Sacramento County since 1996 and overseer of the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. His topic:            Physical Characteristics of Soil, Plant […]

HIGH DECIBLE LEVEL

Gold Panning Championships Finals in Placerville on September 17-18 wound upwards into high levels of cheering by onlookers of every country, including a bagpiper from Spain. Amid the din, flags swirled, the announcer’s enthusiasm mounted,  and the competitors panned faster than ever. Winner results are still being according […]

STUFF IT!

Wondering what to do with all that squash?  Too many apples?  You’ve been called to Apple Hill™ and know the first day of Autumn is September 22, Thursday.  You know the trees will soon be a blaze of color: Come visit the farms!  The farmers’markets are bounding in […]