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Hit the Ground Running

Once the Ranch opens for the season the action never stops. There are only so many hours of sunlight in the day to get the job done. Even though we have been open only one month the crop of Blenheim apricots is coming to a close and we are already on the third variety...

A Brief Vacation

I have been part of a book club, “The Book Club Betties” for almost 10 years. Our club was formed before book clubs were all the rage. It is a group of 5 nurses, some retired and some of us still practicing. What a wonderful way to have an excuse to visit with good...

Anticipate the Seasons

Anticipation of the upcoming seasons creates the groundwork that keeps the farmer on track. Amongst the many changes that remind us of the upcoming spring is the return of our many feathered friends. The varieties of birds that choose to make a stop by Erickson Ranch...

Keeping with Tradition

I can now say I am among those that have had a major computer crash. I now believe in the saying, “it’s not if your computer will crash, it is when”. Needless to say we lost all our programs but able to keep most of our files. As I learn how to get...

Rustic Apple Tart

Every once in a while a family adventure and experience comes along that creates memories that last a lifetime. Our family recently had a wonderful weekend together in Winters, CA, of all places, that made our family bond even stronger. Our family celebrated...

Grafting

The day was perfect and full of sunshine. A change much welcomed from the rain we have had over the last few weeks. Our daffodils, a bit of sunshine right here on earth, are in full bloom. Though the ground is still holding onto the moisture we can get out and do the...