From Our Forest to Your Fence – How Cedar Fencing is Made

From Our Forest to your Fence – How Cedar Fencing is Made Incense Cedar is made into various products including pencils, decking, siding, and fencing. Cedar has similar qualities to Redwood (it handles moisture, is less susceptible to rot and mostly bug-free) although it is more reasonably priced. Here is a video we made recently…

Farmers keep topping selves to feed the world

Here is an article from my local county that looks into the gains in production and efficiency farmers have made through the decades.   Stanislaus County farmers keep topping selves to feed the world – Agriculture – Modbee.com. In 1892, federal records show, wheat farmers in California produced an average of 0.44 tons per acre. … Continue reading »

Dairy cares? Environment

Here is a quick update about dairies in California’s Central valley and their progress with environmental regulations Dairy Cares Report February 2011 www.dairycares.com  Myths vs. facts: Much progress made in dairy water quality protection efforts It is an indisputable fact that in the past four years, California dairy families have invested more than $150 … Continue reading »

Food, Inc. or Black Sheep?

I recently watched the movies Food, Inc., King Corn, Fast Food Nation and Supersize Me. These movies are portrayed as factual documentaries about the American food system. The messages are similar; 1) big farms are bad, small farms are good, 2) con…

A Letter of Thanks for Common Sense

My friend, Jeff Fowle,  is a rancher from Etna, CA, and the person who inspired me to pursue social media as a positive way to communicate my story to the world.   So simple (not for those technically challenged like me)…he tells his day-to-day experiences from the back of a horse, the seat of a pickup, the end of…

I am not a Fraud, I care about my cows & that’s the TRUTH!

This past weekend I was shocked to be called a “fruad” on my YouTube channel.  I have been called  a liar and an abuser, but this was the first time that someone had called me a fraud.  Apparently this gentleman thought that I and other …