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The Scariest Weekend of the Year

Jul 2, 2016

I awoke this morning to the realization that it was time for me to write my annual plea regarding fireworks and the 4th of July (see Living with Wildfire or Nervous).  As I write this post, significant portions of California are on fire ...

AutoGlo
Lexus RX hybrid is roomy, peppy and luxurious

Jun 30, 2016
Lexus RX hybrid is roomy, peppy and luxurious

A menu of Mark Glover’s AutoGlo car reviews can be seen on the Business page of The Sacramento Bee’s website  www.sacbee.com/news/business/article4005306.html



Sacramento, California – The good old RX. It’s the venerable Lexus sport-utility vehicle that has long received exceptional reviews in the “reasonable-luxury” SUV segment.


With extensive improvements for the 2016 model year, the Lexus RX 450h gains...

Foothill Agrarian
Getting Paid Once a Year

Jun 24, 2016
Getting Paid Once a Year

Several weeks ago, I posted a link on my Flying Mule Farm Facebook page to a story I wrote for a blog called Stories from the Valley (One Year to the Next), where I referenced a "bigger lamb check." When one of the regular visitors to my Facebook page ...

AutoGlo
Improved Maxima still has pop, generous perks

Jun 24, 2016
Improved Maxima still has pop, generous perks

A menu of Mark Glover’s AutoGlo car reviews can be seen on the Business page of The Sacramento Bee’s website  www.sacbee.com/news/business/article4005306.html



Sacramento, California – Another week, another Nissan.  But we step up in class this week to one of my long-standing favorites.


It seems that the Nissan Maxima gets way too little love among auto-reviewing colleagues, but...

California Rice Commission
Green and Growing

The green rice fields in the Sacramento Valley are a happy sight for growers and residents.

Foothill Agrarian
A Shepherd’s Spouse

Jun 17, 2016
A Shepherd’s Spouse

As I wrote in my previous post (Pastoral? Some Days!) I'm currently reading a wonderful book entitled Of Sheep and Men by R.B. Robertson.  In the chapter I just finished, he describes the varied responsibilities of the shepherd's wife (at lea...

AutoGlo
Nissan Sentra: Compact sedan, sizable driver appeal

Jun 17, 2016
Nissan Sentra: Compact sedan, sizable driver appeal

A menu of Mark Glover’s AutoGlo car reviews can be seen on the Business page of The Sacramento Bee’s website  www.sacbee.com/news/business/article4005306.html



Sacramento, California – Can I get some basic transportation over here?


There are a lot of places where you can ask that ... getting what you want and then some.


Yet in the United States, a Nissan lot...

California Rice Commission
Farming is Teamwork

Farming is Teamwork

So many people make rice farming a success from farmers to marketers.Read more on Katie Moos' blog

Foothill Agrarian
Pastoral? Some Days!

Jun 9, 2016
Pastoral? Some Days!

At the recommendation of friend and fellow rancher Jill Hackett, I recently picked up a copy of a book entitled Of Sheep and Men by R.B. Robertson.  Written in 1957, the book is a humorous and (so far - I'm only five chapters in) accurate acc...

California Rice Commission
Quadruple Duty

Quadruple Duty

So many important uses for the snowmelt and runoff in Lake Shasta.Read more on Paul Buttner's blog

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