On Saturday, storyteller BZ Smith and musician Peg Reza brought fall harvest stories to life at the Turlock Library. With a ukulele at hand, Reza strummed her heart out while dozens of children sang, danced, and practiced sign language to the melodies. The storytelling and sing-along event was sponsored by the Friends of the Turlock Library.
In an area known for good soil and a climate for premiere farming, there lays a plot of thriving and meticulously tended to plants just off one of Oakdale's main thoroughfares. The crop of choice for this urban gardener: medicinal marijuana and his own blend of "purple lush" and "cherry pie" varietals for a high-potency cannabis.
September 25, 2012|
BY RICHARD PALOMA
Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales.
How do you trim the hooves of a 1,200-pound Watusi bovine who could use her 5-foot-4 spread of horns as lethal weapons quicker than a snort? Very carefully – as was demonstrated last week at the yard of the Modesto Seventh Street Livestock Auction and Flea Market yard.
September 18, 2012|
BY JEFF BENZIGER