Author archive for Kim Christensen

  • New Season Ahead…

    By Kim Christensen on October 9, 2014
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                The days are getting shorter and it is finally cooling down at night.  Some of the early varieties are almost ready to start harvesting.  We’ve been busy working on the packing line, brainstorming for new packaging ideas and generally preparing for the wild ride of a new citrus season!  It will be a welcome […]
  • September Days

    By Kim Christensen on September 15, 2014
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    It’s been long hot summer and we are ready for the 100 degree days to be done.  The drought remains a huge concern for us and everyone in agriculture in our area.  This picture shows monsoonal clouds over the Sierra’s, but delivering no moisture. It’s a sight we’ve seen often this summer.  We are hoping and praying for rain this season!
  • Early Bloom

    By Kim Christensen on March 25, 2014
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                  This photo shows some of this season’s navels still on the tree to be picked alongside new blossoms which will end up as next year’s crop.  So, the oranges that you see have been growing on the tree for close to a year and the blossoms are just beginning their season.  In 25 years […]
  • Appreciation

    By Kim Christensen on February 11, 2014
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    Every Season presents it’s own challenges.  This season seems to have had quite a few extra.  We have dealt with a quarantine zone brought on by the discovery of the citrus psyllid in our area.  The insects can be very damaging to citrus trees.  Then, we had an early freeze with a duration lasting too many consecutive nights.  The percentage of […]