Farming is not easy, not pretty, not wildly profitable. And I had no prior experience; then, why did I even get into it? I believe I felt a connection. Plus the challenge excited me - To be a successful farmer nowadays, one has to be equal parts entrepreneur and agronomist. As I dug into it, I also found farming to be fulfilling. That's how I branched into agriculture, as the Sanskrit aphorism "Vriksho Rakshati Rakshitaha" (Trees, when protected, protect you) took on a new meaning for me.
Monday, June 25, 2007
More than 90% of the US cling-stone peach production and 70% of the freestone peach production occur in California. Our ranch is all cling-stone peaches. Freestone peaches are grown primarily for fresh market and cling peaches mainly for canning.
The last pic you see are nectarines. The previous ranch owner grew a small patch containing various kinds of stone fruit trees for fun, I guess. This tree is one of them.