April 30, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Baby Avocados Appearing…and My Healthy A-B-C Snack!

Tiny baby avocados are visible in the grove!  As I took my walk this morning, I could see them:  pebble-sized avocados appearing where the blossoms used to be.  Some trees have pea-sized fruit…and some are even the size of olives!  … Continue reading

April 28, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Camp Blogaway or Bust!

  There were many years while we were raising our four children that I couldn’t think about getting away for a weekend to do something just for me. I was all about making things happen for the family. Big things … Continue reading

April 25, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Fried Egg Flowers: The Matilija Poppy!

The first time I saw a Matilija Poppy I could hardly believe my eyes!  Such a large flower, with petals so white that they could be a bridal dress for a Barbie doll!   Not only are they magnificent, but they … Continue reading

April 22, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Every Day is Earth Day in the Avocado Grove

We see hawks all the time here on the ranch…flying by…soaring on the wind…but rarely sitting low to the ground.  We saw this fellow this afternoon near our house.   Sitting  there in the Cotoneaster bushes,  we worried that he might … Continue reading

April 18, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Why We Cut the Trees Down: Avocado Trees Can Regrow!

I remember the first time we cut down some of our avocado trees.    We cried.  All of us.  Mom, Dad and the four kids all shed tears.  Those trees had been planted by The Farmer during the 70’s,  we were … Continue reading

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