California Poppies are Popping Up

The Golden State’s beautiful state flower, the California Poppy, is emerging all over our farm right now. I love the orange color! I would love to see photos of the state flowers in other states, from Alabama’s Camellia to Wyoming’s Indian Paintbrush. It would be great to see photos of the national flowers from countries around the world, in case you’d like to add them to this post.

Behind the Scenes

It’s that time of year when farmers hold mandatory safety meetings for their employees. This one was facilitated at our farm shop by Tony Bruno of Armstrong and Associates Insurance Services and was conducted in Spanish. Agricultural employees must review illness and injury prevention, personal protection equipment and other safety measures that are critical in farming and ranching.  Soon there will be a county Farm Bureau meeting where the employees will update their skills in First Aid and CPR. It’s all part of the behind-the-scenes world of agriculture that takes place in the winter, before the upcoming crop season begins.