Floods to Fruit at Erickson Ranch 2017

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This is by far the most difficult blog I have had to write. I must also say it has taken a bit of time to absorb the scope of what the winter storms brought our way and only time heals to allow me to be able to put it in writing. Erickson Ranch experienced a disaster the winter of 2017 like nothing we have ever seen. As we all know, in northern California, the rains in February of this past winter created havoc for everyone. The seemingly never-ending rain brought flood waters that have not been witnessed for...

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Catching Up with Erickson Ranch February 2014

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It has been many months since I sat down and wrote a blog. Once the growing season is finished and the winter arrives I go into “vacation mode” from the ranch. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t actually go on vacation, but I do have a tendency to step away from things for a spell. I always have blog ideas in the back of my mind but it is a different matter to actually sit down and compose a blog. 2013 was a busy productive year for Erickson Ranch. We grew wonderfully delicious sun-ripened fruits...

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September at the Ranch

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As the days shorten, the evenings cool and the seasonal crops change the sense of autumn’s arrival is felt. “Never a dull moment” and “always a job to be done” has been the ongoing motto of the staff at Erickson Ranch this year. With the hot, dry weather of 2013, the ripening of the fruit including apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, pluots and apples have been ahead of their usual ripening schedule. It all began with the Blenheim Apricot which ripened early and lasted only...

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The Gift of the Working Hand

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For those that work a family farm it is a given that all the work is hands on. Erickson Ranch has been ever so fortunate to have developed a terrific friendship with Katie Zaboy of Katie Zaboy Photography.Through her talents as a photographer, she has been able to capture the working hands that make our farm. Our connection began when Katie came out several years ago on the advise of a friend. She took some lovely pictures, we spoke briefly and didn’t meet again until this January. During that 2 year period...

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A Fond Farewell to Our Beautiful Belle

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  How did Belle become part of our family? Over 10 years ago, as I was driving out to the Ranch, I quickly came to a stop behind a long line of cars. Wondering what the hold up was, I got out of the car and to my surprise it was a dog. This young golden lab mix, looking very lost, was running back and forth between cars as though she was looking for her lost owners. Of course the dog-lover in me called out to her, realizing she would certainly not come to me as I was not her family, but to my surprise, quite...

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Take a Moment

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Do we often take the time to stop, look and enjoy our surroundings? If you are as busy as we are I am sure you don’t as often as you’d like. It is so very easy to get completely wrapped up with all the “things” we need to get done during the day. Time is always moving forward and it takes us along for the ride. I was forced to slow down this weekend after waking up with “crick” in my neck that was not going to let up until I slowed down. Many of you, have awakened with the same...

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