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Old 03-23-2016, 11:29 PM   #2271
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Yup, farming is one of the most dangerous occupations.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:45 PM   #2272
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I love the photos all of you have posted. I was flying a cancer patient home to Northern California from the San Fernando Valley in Southern California.
As we crossed over the Sierra Nevada mountains , near the San Joaquin Valley, the hills were covered with California poppies. What a sight!
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:43 PM   #2273
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Beautiful! Have you ever walked the trails at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve? It's breathtaking.
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627

Here's a couple of my pics from 2014, one of the best years I've seen.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:09 AM   #2274
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This pic reminds me of photos I've seen of my great-grandfather. Farming is strenuous, for sure, but it's also dangerous. My GGF hurt his back in an accident involving his tractor and suffered great pain for the rest of his life. I'm glad your FIL avoided that.
I spent part of the day in the danger zone. He would raise up the trunk of the tree with the tractor and hold it while I cut through with the chain saw. We had to do that to keep from pinching the saw. It made it a bit hazardous for me when the last bit broke and the overbalanced piece fell over. I was always ready to jump as I got near the bottom of a cut.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:52 AM   #2275
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I spent part of the day in the danger zone. He would raise up the trunk of the tree with the tractor and hold it while I cut through with the chain saw. We had to do that to keep from pinching the saw. It made it a bit hazardous for me when the last bit broke and the overbalanced piece fell over. I was always ready to jump as I got near the bottom of a cut.

One of our best buddies is in his 70's. He's German, and still has us start the chain saw up and he grabs it while he's in a tree.

He grew up in the Black Forest. To me, that just would have been good cake, not daredevil stuff. You can always tell a German, but you can't tell him much!

Lovely pics, all!
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:36 AM   #2276
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I so love California Poppies, have not been able to find the seeds of the all golden here, only mixed colors.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:11 PM   #2277
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I so love California Poppies, have not been able to find the seeds of the all golden here, only mixed colors.
Princess, I would be more than happy to send you a couple of packets. Our local Home Depot always has plenty of the all orange/golden poppy seeds.
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Princess, I would be more than happy to send you a couple of packets. Our local Home Depot always has plenty of the all orange/golden poppy seeds.
Thank you, Cheryl! I would love it.
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There's an old unkept house across town that looks terrible most of the year. Once a year their entire front "lawn" bursts into bloom with Ca. poppies, and people take pictures. They reseed themselves from year to year.
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Princess, I picked up a packet (or two ) at Home Depot while out shopping today. They'll be headed your way Monday.
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Kay, isn't it nice how poppies thrive on neglect and just do their own thing. They actually prefer un-amended soil and love just plain ol' dirt.
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