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It has taken me two weeks to be able to write this post. I keep struggling with words, how to express my sadness, how to help, just what to say. But here goes...


The morning of November 8th will be a day everyone in Butte County will remember. The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. It is the deadliest wildfire in US history in the past 100 years. The town of Paradise was destroyed by the fire, forcing 27,000 people to flee within hours. The news reports and stories victims tell are chilling and leave you speechless. For the last two weeks, my newsfeeds and text messages have been filled with Camp Fire stories and relief efforts.


Butte County is where I was born and raised. My hometown of Chico is where many sought refuge and hope following the tragic event. My mother worked in Paradise for a good chunk of my childhood. I have many memories of the church she worked at, the rectory that is no longer standing, and the local businesses we supp…

Two years down...

Two years ago this blog was just an idea of mine. I had been thinking for quite sometime I needed a medium to share my story. I always knew I wanted to do something, create some place, find some way to reach a bigger community and touch more people than just in my day to day life. Then two years ago I finally took the plunge and created this blog.


I still remember, my almond farmer husband had just had foot surgery, so I had taken a week off work to take care of him. This gave me a lot of time to think and ponder what I was doing in my life. I had a fairly new job that allowed me to be quite independent and accomplish my duties at my pace. I was able to do more of what I wanted and get things done when it was more convenient for me and not necessarily during a set schedule. I thought this would be the perfect time to carve out my little blog and start with sharing our farm story.

Little did I know, this whole blogging thing could easily evolve into a full time job itself. I am so happy and grateful for the journey I have been on because of this. From starting a facebook page, instagram account and twitter dedicated to Almond Girl to attending media training, joining blogger groups and building relationships in the social media world. Blogging really has become a part of my life. I share with you all my life happening, what's going on with our farm, and of course a some nutty recipes. You have all been there when I announced I was having a baby, when we had to drill a new well because of the drought, you walked with me step by step for pollination, and you were patience with me when my little almond farmer arrived and I went on a blog break for a while. So many things have happened over the past two years and I am glad I was able to share with you it all!

It is hard to believe that I have been on this blog journey for two years now. I am so happy I took the plunge and am here today to share my story with you. Cheers to the past two years and many more to come!!

Until Next Time,
Almond Girl

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