I’m pleased to announce our 2011 Book of Lists. We have spent many hours researching and updating our information to provide you with the Central Valley’s premier marketing guide.
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Our 100-year-old farm sure needed some fine tuning. I guess this holds true for everything that’s 100 years old. My first clue should have been when the framer fell through the roof on week 2.
I love creating, but this will be my last hurrah. It seems as though these projects take on a life of their own. I do see light at the end of the tunnel and I’m pleased to know that it’s not a train, but it could be a short in the electrical outlet. Ha.
I’m leaving for a much-needed vacation to Maui for a long swim in the ocean and some R&R on the beach. No plans, no sightseeing, just sitting on the beach staring out into the horizon, snorkeling, walks and room service.
I will find time to ponder my new raised-bed garden as my seedlings are just about ready to be permanently placed in the earth. The mixture of soil, sand, compost, mulch and manure is a science. This gardening process is far beyond my current skill set, but I’m reading up and asking tons of questions of those people who apply these skills regularly. If all goes well, we will be harvesting fresh lettuce in just a few short weeks.
My respect for farmers has shot through the roof. The hard work involved to bring fresh produce to our tables is quite impressive. I had no idea of the work involved and the variables to harvest an insect-free, organically grown, hearty, and tasty vegetable. Now that’s a mouth full.
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Mark your calendars:
March 13th is St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Stockton. Gates are open noon to midnight. There will be a 5K run/walk around the scenic waterfront as well as cabbage bowling.
The Modesto State of the City is 11:30 a.m. March 29th at the Double Tree Hotel in Modesto. Tickets are $40.
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United Cerebral Palsy is hosting its “Last Chance” Crab Feed 6-11 p.m. March 25 at the Stockton Ballroom. Tickets are $40 and the number for information is 209-956-0290.
F&M Bank was awarded a $199,000 grant to rehabilitate an existing housing development for the homeless and their families in Modesto.
U.S wine exports increased nearly 22 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, reaching revenues of $1.4 billion. The Wine Institute’s report indicated that California claimed 90 percent of those exports.
The National Association of Women in Construction is sponsoring a program for elementary school children called the Block-Kids Building Program. Open to all elementary school students, the competition involves the construction of various structures. Interested folks can call 993-2114 to register.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day,
God Bless America,