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.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Trellis structure for Candy-cots, and ground prepped for almond trees..
Candycots are a special variety of apricots that are three times sweeter than your average apricot and much more favorful. You can smell the sweet apricots from ten feet away.
The last pic is of our new baby almond orchard at Whitmore.