Home /Farming Business / Business Models /Farm Business: Welty MandarinsPHOTO: Welty MandarinsFarmers: James and Michelle Parker Location: Oroville, Calif. Specialty: Mandarin oranges and value-added productsWelty Mandarins, a mandarin-orange orchard located in California’s Sacramento Valley, got its start in the early 1960s with J.
Home /Gardening /3 Ways to Protect Evergreens This WinterWinter is particularly difficult on broad-leaved evergreens, such as rhododendrons, mountain laurels, boxwoods, azaleas and hollies, because their leaves are large and remain intact through the colder months. The bigger leaves on these plants have many leaf pores, which makes them more prone to drying out in winter.
Home /Animal Care /Crazy for (Italian) RabbitsPhoto courtesy Rick GushRick’s rabbit-friendly “Rabbitat”I’m crazy for rabbits, and I can’t imagine anything sadder than keeping rabbits in tiny wire cages.For a while I was a crusader, and wrote a few magazine articles about how to build rabbit enclosures that the rabbits would enjoy.
Home /Recipes / Main Dish Recipes /AcarajéPhoto by Lori RiceYield: 4 servingsIngredientsBlack-eyed Pea Patties1 cup dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight1/4 cup chopped onion2 cloves garlic, peeled1 small hot chili pepper (such as bird’s eye chili or serrano)1 tsp. salt3/4 cup coconut oil for frying (or your favorite frying oil)Shrimp Sauce1 T.
PHOTO: zerin117/PixabayYou might find it difficult as a farmer to fit “self-care” into your daily routine. When caring for animals, tending the garden and keeping up with family life, the self often falls far down on the priority list.However, in order to keep up with your land for the long haul, you need to take care of your body—and this often means more than a good diet and exercise.
Home /Urban Farming /Horse KissesPhoto by Audrey PaviaTeddy, my friend’s horse, like to kiss me.Today was cold and cloudy with a bit of a drizzle — the closest thing we get to Christmas weather in the lowlands of Southern California. So, my friend Michelle and I decided to take it in by going for a trail ride.