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Apocalypse Now

So, yesterday was supposed to be a pretty uneventful day, head up to Tehachapi to meet with a local irrigation specialist, check out the crops, stuff like that, nothing special. Fuggetaboutit! I found myself right smack in the middle of a Charlton Heston movie!

OK, so I’m exaggerating a bit.  Just a little hail and fire.  It could have been worse. Still, it shakes you up a bit when you see planes flying near your property dropping fire retardant as you drive up. Lucky for  us the 55 acre blaze was East of our property with a prevailing West to East wind  (just East, across the street East!).  Everybody was safe and the crops were unaffected (big sigh of relief!).

If that wasn’t bad enough, on the way back home, I noticed a few rain drops hitting my windshield.  I thought nothing of it.  Little did I know that, oh, 70 or 80 miles or so further East, heavy rain, gusty winds, and half-inch hail was battering Lucerne Valley.  As of this writing, I haven’t had a chance to check things out first hand. The roads leading to our farm are terribly muddied up and I don’t have a four wheel drive vehicle.  We’re keeping our fingers crossed that our melons and our winter squash are okay.

Well, I guess I gotta go now.  I’m heading over to the local slaughterhouse to get me some lamb’s blood.  Can’t be too cautious.

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    Weiser Family Farms began in 1977 when Sid Weiser, a chemistry teacher, and counselor at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles decided to pack up the family and follow his dream of working off the land.In the ensuing years, they acquired farmland in other locations where they branched out into ...

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