Friday, November 14, 2014

The roses in our yard were beautiful with dew this morning.  This may seem unrelated to almond farming but it is not. The fact that roses are still blooming here indicates that our climate is very temperate and not too cold for almonds. In December and January it will be colder and provide the winter chilling that almonds need.
The dew is a welcome blessing after the recent rains we have enjoyed (another third of an inch yesterday). We even had a hint of fog this morning. Later, the fog will last all day and help the trees accumulate their chill hours. Hopefully the rain and more fog will continue all winter.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Now that we have finally enjoyed some rain, more than an inch locally, these fields planted to oats will soon be turning green. Praise God!