Plants (and people) aren’t the only ones suffering through this epic drought. Our soil has taken a huge hit, too.
“Our soils are scorched,” said Gisele Schoniger of Kellogg Garden Products. “They need replenishment more than fertilizer.”
From simple needle and thread grew history preserved in fabric.
Inspired by their favorite state parks, quilters throughout California pieced together a fitting tribute to a milestone anniversary. And now the public is invited to two parties to celebrate – including one today.
Got too many tomatoes? Cucumbers piling up? Overloaded with peaches? It’s time to can it – and we know some folks willing to help.
Weather willing, a huge crowd is expected to turn out for today’s Harvest Day. Rain is (almost) never the issue; it’s the heat.
This looks like a bountiful summer. In backyards and orchards throughout the Sacramento area, fruit trees are covered with ripening plums and peaches. Limbs hang extra heavy with unexpectedly large crops.
Don’t these trees know there’s a drought?