Monthly Archives September 2015

The Busy World of Beekeeping

by Linda Cox My husband Geary started the bee business part time in 1972. As the business grew he started working in bees full time in 1978. Our oldest son, Bryan, decided he wanted to have bees too so he started his own business. A few years down the road they decided it would be beneficial to both of them
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The Farmer, the Rancher, and the Forest

The Forest It took generations of environmental activism and political ineptness to create what we are witnessing this summer in the western United States. Incrementally, knowledgeable people who cared for, nourished and improved the forests where locked out. As a result, the forests became overgrown. Then came the perfect storm. Multiple years of drought. The fuel load became to large
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The End of The Fig Lady

People go out of business every day. It could be due to inexperience, mismanagement, or economic factors, but they close their doors and quit. My reasons for quitting are a little different and if you have a few minutes, I’d like to tell you my story. My name is Tonetta Simone Gladwin and I am the third and final generation
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For the Love of Agriculture

I know I’m fortunate to find my passion early in life. I never knew I would feel this much for a career option. I see people every day fighting their jobs and complaining about what they chose to do when they were younger. I knew from the very beginning, I would never feel like that about my choice. I may
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