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Shredding Almond Prunings

It's winter on the farm and that means it's pruning time!


We have had crews going through the orchards pruning the dead wood and any overlapping branches what would be prohibiting sunlight from getting through the orchard canopy. The trees need ample light to ensure nuts develop and grow throughout the whole tree.


Once the pruning is done, crews then stack the branches down the center of the orchard rows and prepare for the shredder! The shredder has a series of multiple blades and is pulled behind a tractor through the orchard. We are left with small wood chips. Really, the videos and seeing this machine in person are pretty cool!


The wood chips will break down over time with rain, irrigation and general orchard practices. All those nutrients that are in tree and branches will remain in the orchard via those wood chips to ensure mothing is lost.


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Rocky Road Ice Cream

We just got back from a relaxing vacation over at the beach. We were welcomed home by 20 degree increase in weather and an increase in humidity that isn't very enjoyable. As we are getting ready to get those 105 degree days again, my heart melts for some ice cream. While on vacation we made Rocky Road Ice cream on the old fashioned ice cream makers. At home we have the ice cream makers you plug in, push on, walk away and come back in an hour and you have ice cream. Growing up I remember making ice cream with the old wooden makers with ice all around it and pouring rock salt on the ice while it churned. Well this is what we did on vacation too, and boy was it delicious!

After melting the chips with the milk
Adding all the extra deliciousness!


Until Next Time,
Almond Girl






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