March 9, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Rain Comes to the Avocado Grove

Early March 2014 finally brought rain to Southern California, and everyone was grateful.  We had 3.5 inches in a short time, after months without any measurable rainfall.  Unfortunately, along with the rain came some powerful winds.  I took this photo … Continue reading

January 21, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Grove Tour in January: This is Winter?

Meet Leslie,  a long lost friend from Vermont who stopped by to see us with her husband last week as part of their road trip around the United States.  When we first reconnected through Facebook,  Leslie mentioned that someday she … 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

July 12, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Summer on the Ranch: Avocado Harvest!

Now that July is here,  we wake up to bright sunshine most days.  The  “May Gray” and “June Gloom”  have passed,  and we can look forward to summer heat that crowds our local beaches, but keeps The Farmer close to … Continue reading

April 1, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Adventures of the Avocado Sisters Part 3: Picking Wildflowers on the Ranch

You may remember the Avocado Sisters’ latest adventure in the avocado grove…an exciting egg hunt with Bug and Squirrel.     We promised the girls that they could pick wildflowers, so they were eager to find lots of flowers!   We … Continue reading

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