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Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees but Rubies Do

The next time someone tells you that money doesn’t grow on trees you can quickly respond by saying, “But rubies do!” After reading this blog post you will have been informed about the rare and luxurious red walnut. Believe it … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Fourth of July

Ever wonder how farmers keep pests from getting to their crop and destroying their trees? In the past, a farmer would have to call for an exterminator to set traps or use special equipment to get rid of pests. However, … Continue reading

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Al’s Nuts: The Documentary

To help the readers of this blog better understand harvest, I’ve posted a video on YouTube that is a rough collection of clips showcasing the processes of harvest. A short documentary version will be uploaded in the near future but … Continue reading

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Nuttin but Theivery

Harvest is one of the busiest times of year, not only for farmers but for thieves as well. This is because once an orchard has been knocked so that all of the walnuts are on the ground, thieves will come … Continue reading

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Nut Lovers Rejoice

Ever eat one or twenty-three of grandma’s chocolate brownies with walnuts and feel a little guilty? No, never? Ever want seventy-seven more so you could eat one hundred of those warm, gooey, delicious creations worthy of an Olympic gold medal? … Continue reading

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Old vs. New

A farmer sometimes has to make a tough decision; keep¬†an old orchard that has less production than an adult orchard but still produces a small amount of nuts or take out the old orchard to plant new trees that will … Continue reading

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The World is Full of Nuts

Due to today’s age of technology and ease of transportation, walnuts can be shipped to countries all over the world. In the past two years alone, Hong Kong has imported about 181 million pounds of walnuts. If we were to … Continue reading

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Rain: The Best & Worst Thing for a Farmer

Unless you are a farmer, you might be thinking, “How could rain be nothing but good for a farmer?” You’d be right in thinking that a farmer needs rain to prevent drought conditions and have plenty of irrigation water throughout … Continue reading

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The Hi-Tech Farmer

Nut farming has changed radically in the past 70 years with the implementation of technology. In the 1940’s and 50’s a small farm of about 20 acres of walnuts used to be worked by about 15 people for about 2 … Continue reading

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A Farmer’s Exotic Car Collection

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve never seen or heard of a farm with a barn full of Ferraris…”. That’s because a farmer’s exotic car collection does not consist of rare luxury, terrifyingly quick¬†motored machines but of something that … Continue reading

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