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The Natomas Farm
………just how many do we harvest?

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Jul 28, 2016
………just how many do we harvest?

I get the question often. The answer is different each year....and the answer is always not always quite the whole picture. Of course.....the question is this: how many peaches do we harvest each season.This year I say "15 baskets each morning". Folks ...

The Natomas Farm
……hot chicks at the beach

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Jul 18, 2016
……hot chicks at the beach









It seems that our hens have gone on vacation. The decrease of eggs tells us this. While there could be many reasons for this production loss that happens routinely.......it's really boils down to a few reasons here at our farm.

Chickens love routine... habit and a coop that...

The Natomas Farm
…….being very diversified

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Jul 16, 2016
…….being very diversified

I had a thought.....years ago....about making jams from our farm's fruits that we grow. Just another simple way to make a buck or two. One must diversify.... if one is to succeed ....on a farm. Goat milk soap....dried fruits...perhaps making pies. I ha...

The Natomas Farm
……..about those green waffers

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Jul 13, 2016
……..about those green waffers

First thing that came to my mind when Professor Jeanette and Farmer Deno bought this farm some eight years ago.....was this above image. The intensity of this part of the 1973 movie....played out by Edward G. Robinson and Charlton Heston eating deli...

The Natomas Farm
….the key to get out of Hell

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Jul 9, 2016
….the key to get out of Hell

I have been working this farm for nearly eight years. We've had our ups and downs such as frost damage......fireblight......leaf miners....and a few more headaches that would fill up an entire page here. It can't get much worse than the above mentioned...

The Natomas Farm
….the key to get out of Hell

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Jul 9, 2016
….the key to get out of Hell

I have been working this farm for nearly eight years. We've had our ups and downs such as frost damage......fireblight......leaf miners....and a few more headaches that would fill up an entire page here. It can't get much worse than the above mentioned...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
The Game

The Game

I'm learning to live without you nowBut I miss you sometimesThe more I know, the less I understand,All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning againI've been tryin' to get downTo the heart of the matterBut my will gets weakAnd my thoughts seem to sca...

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The Natomas Farm
…..not even heros could help me

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Jul 6, 2016
…..not even heros could help me

Where in the hell has Farmer Deno's http://thenatomasfarm.blogspot.com been? It's been offline for two months!Due to a idiot (me) not backing up his files.....due to a idiot (me) waiting for his PC to die like a fly on a Mac truck windshield.....due ...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Henrí the Peach

Henrí the Peach

In a small corner of a treed city, paradise bloomed. It was one of those carefully tended gardens where honeybees nourished themselves on a never ending supply of pollen from a various supply of delicious sources, and where migrating Monarch butterflies, dragonflies and hummingbird moths stopped off to dance...

The Farmer Fred Rant
Battling Tomato Hornworms

Battling Tomato Hornworms

Doug from Mather writes in:
"As a first time tomato grower, I have two plants in pots (Patio & Bush Better Boy), and four in the ground (Roma, Sun Gold, Lemon Boy, & Black Krim). Something was eating the young tomatoes in the pots. Upon closer inspection I found three juicy, green caterpillars...

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