A big thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth at the California Honey Festival on May 5, 2018. And an extra big thank you to all who bought art from the 3 sisters represented in the booth. These pictures snapped with my cellphone aren’t the best but I wanted to post something sooner than later to let everyone know I plan to update my blog in the next day or two with photos of items I will continue to sell on-line at an Esty store very soon. I do have some of the California rooster/sunflower posters left and also t-shirts in all 3 colors and currently all sizes (small through extra large). My email address is email@example.com
What a great, fun day in Woodland. Thank you for coming out and supporting the Festival and the vendors.
My extended family owed several hundred acres in the Sierra Foothills dating back to the late 1800’s. They were farmers and grew many things on The Ranch over the years. My great grandfather, George Simpson, was a drinker and a gambler and unfortunately he gambled away much of the family homestead. Thank goodness for the women folk in the family because my great grandmother had the good sense to take over the family farm business and preserve a chunk for future generations. At some point over those years long ago, a pear and apple orchard was planted. Last Fall I shot a few pictures of these heirloom pears shortly after my brother picked them at a family gathering. While they were a gorgeous array of yellows and greens, I converted the shot to a black and white photo because I thought the fruit made for an interesting still life on the long, log table.