April 8, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Springtime: Avocado Flowers, Hummingbirds, and Baby Avocados

  April is the month when everything happens at once in the avocado grove. Farmers  begin to harvest  the crop that has been growing for the past year on the trees.   The avocado trees are in full bloom and … Continue reading

November 29, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Red-Tail Hawk in the Grove and Cocktail Avocados

I just had to share this beautiful hawk today.  I spied him perched on this stake out in the grove near the house.  We sometimes need to put up stakes to support a tree.   This is the first time I … Continue reading

October 13, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado Takes Her First Helicopter Ride and a Recipe for Maple Almond Apple Crisp

After the summer harvest,  The Farmer and I took a long-anticipated trip with friends  to Maine, Canada and New York.  One of the highlights for me  was the day we were in Gaspe, Quebec when I had an opportunity to … Continue reading

April 22, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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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 13, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Using a Camera as Workout Equipment: Discovering a Way to Find Joy in Exercising

I know I am not alone when it comes to the lack of exercise.    Once we have a job and children to raise, our time and energy are limited.   We are constantly bombarded with messages about the need … Continue reading

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