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The Chico Walnut Tree

A house is only a house until you make it a home. We closed escrow two months ago, are about a week away from finishing renovations but planting this walnut tree in the ground makes this place feel like home to me.


About a year ago my son asked my father for his very own walnut tree. My son wanted to have a walnut tree just like his Papa B. After my father past away, my husband found a seedling starting to sprout up in the burn pile. My son took it and planted it in this red ...pot outside my parents house. We watched it grow last summer and make huge leaves. Then over winter it went dormant and we all wondered if it would make it.
Last time I was home, the walnut tree was starting to show buds pushing. So my son decided it was time to take it to our new house. We brought the pot to our house and found the perfect spot to plant it in the ground.
Yesterday, we dug a hole to begin planting it and it started to rain lightly. We struggled getting the tree out of the pot but we manag…
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BEE careful, advice on handling a bee sting.

We farm almonds, live in the country and are outside A LOT. Seems like a great combination right? Well, if you follow my Instagram stories over the weekend you might know where I am going with this.


It's bloom, the bees have been in our orchard for a few weeks now. Its been sunny and beautiful between a few stormy days. So the bees have been busy buzzing around when its sunny outside. I have been stung a handful of times in my life, so I know I am not allergic so the bees are more so just annoying to me if they aren't working in the orchard.




I was outside playing with my kids on one of these beautiful afternoons last Thursday. I was holding my daughter with my right arm and suddenly heard a buzz in my right side in my hair. I didn't want the bee to get near my daughter to I swatted the bee in my hair away with my hand. As I pulled my left hand down, sure enough there was a stinger sitting on my left ring finger.


Lucky enough my mom was visiting, so I handed off the kiddo…

Almond Bloom

It's Wednesday and the almond bloom is too pretty not to share. So, here is a little wordless Wednesday bloom post. I cant pick just a few, so here are my favorites thus far in bloom 2019! Enjoy the beautiful bloom.




















Until Next Time,
Almond Girl Jenny

A New Adventure

It’s been a busy month and a half to kick off the year.
New adventures, new beginnings and a new home!




We sold our house, were temporarily homeless as our family called it, then we bought our new home on some farmland, and to top it all off I am in the middle of "conference season" as it is referred to by my husband. 

Growing up in the country, I've missed living on the farm. Living on the farm were some of my greatest memories. It helped mold me to who I am today. I loved watching the tractors from outside the kitchen window, being able to jump in the truck with my Dad whenever he was working near by, having the opportunity to raise livestock, riding quads around the farm and just being outside as a family. When the opportunity came up to purchase acreage with a house, we jumped on it. 

Logistically speaking it was a hard decision. We had to sell our house, which meant closing escrow before we closed on the new house. With a few weeks in between, we found ourselves bunking …

The President of the United States addresses American farmers

Regardless of your political affiliation, having the chance to see the President of the Unites States in real life is a once in a lifetime opportunity. One such opportunity I was beyond excited to get to experience last Monday.  We found out the Wednesday before that President Donald Trump would be the closing session speaker for the American Farm Bureau Meeting. This year marked the 100th Anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation. I was already set to travel to New Orleans for the Annual Meeting as the past chair of California Young Farmers and Ranchers. As I was packing for the trip, I got a text from a friend telling me to check my newsfeed and sure enough it was announced that Trump would be addressing the delegation on Monday morning. So with my bags packed, excitement in my stomach and much anticipation I made my way to New Orleans to join farmers from across the nation.  I got up extra early that Monday morning to get in line and be one of the first 50 or so to go through…

2018.

2018. A year full of emotions, milestones and memories that will never be forgotten. It was a year I was looking forward to professionally in leadership and development. It was a year our daughter discovered so much new and exciting things. It was year my son grew into a young man. It was a year I cried more than I knew I could. It was a year I said goodbye to my Dad earlier than anyone ever wanted to.  I of course had to cave into doing the Instagram top nine post and see what my top posts were this year. The kids exploring, some my favorite adventures in my leadership development journey, almond orchards, our first kid free vacation and saying goodbye to my dad. It was a full year.




May 30th, 2018 will be a day I will always remember. I can’t recap the year without that day first popping in my head. I wish I could have had more of the year, or years more of memories. My Dad will always be in my heart. Grief is a long process and I will be overcoming that pain for a long time coming. T…

Give the gift of heart health

It's that time of year, everyone is frantically running around doing your last minute Christmas shopping. Trying to check everyone off the list, and make sure you aren't forgetting anyone. It can be hard to find the perfect gift for everyone.


This year, give the gift of heart health!
My favorite thing to gift or receive is homemade goodness. Whether that be in supporting small homemade businesses or giving baked goods and treats. It is just something special to get a gift that was made from the heart.


We can spend hours trying to think of the most perfect gift for someone, hours shopping in malls crowded with others trying to do the same thing, and then half the time we don't know if the person liked it, odds are they might be returning it after the holidays after all. This seems like a lot of work to me. So for my friends, neighbors and teachers this year, we are giving the gift of homegrown goodness.


Think simple, from the heart
It doesn't need to be fancy. Nuts a…