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We are safe. Thank you for all your support and offers of help.

We were under mandatory evacuation orders but,  like many of our neighbors, elected to stay. We remained packed and were ready to roll out if the fire ever broke immediate containment. It appears that we dodged yet another one with the #CountyFire.

Huge thanks to the many fire crews from all over the state who came out to fight #CountyFire especially the crews from Los Banos and San Diego who spent a couple of days parked in vigil at the edge of our property as the fire approached the neighborhood. Thank you.

It's been a rough month for us and we'll post more about it soon but for now please have a great and safe 4th of July. We've already had our share of fireworks.
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#countyfire #wildfire #4thofjuly
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#countryliving #countrylife #smallfarm #farmlife #farmliving #farm #rural #organic #compost #growourownfood #sustainable #sustainableliving #permaculture #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
We are safe. Thank you for all your support and offers of help. We were under mandatory evacuation orders but, like many of our neighbors, elected to stay. We remained packed and were ready to roll out if the fire ever broke immediate containment. It appears that we dodged yet another one with the #CountyFire . Huge thanks to the many fire crews from all over the state who came out to fight #CountyFire  especially the crews from Los Banos and San Diego who spent a couple of days parked in vigil at the edge of our property as the fire approached the neighborhood. Thank you. It's been a rough month for us and we'll post more about it soon but for now please have a great and safe 4th of July. We've already had our share of fireworks. 🔥 #countyfire  #wildfire  #4thofjuly  ----- #countryliving  #countrylife  #smallfarm  #farmlife  #farmliving  #farm  #rural  #organic  #compost  #growourownfood  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #permaculture  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty 
Roosting with the goats.

Our small flock increased by 30% when these three hens came along with the goats; two Blue Ameraucanas and a Cuckoo Maran. They prefer to roost by themselves, outside the chicken coop, just above the goats.
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#ChickensofRainwaterRanch #newcomers #twilight #citychickens #movedtothecountry #chickens #pasturedchickens #freerangechickens #smallflock #ChickensAtRainwaterRanch
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#pastured #pasturedchickeneggs #freerange #happyhens #happychickens #freerangeeggs #chickensofinstagram #farm #countrylife #organic #compost #smallfarm #farmlife #farmliving #countryliving #sustainable #sustainableliving #permaculture #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
Roosting with the goats. Our small flock increased by 30% when these three hens came along with the goats; two Blue Ameraucanas and a Cuckoo Maran. They prefer to roost by themselves, outside the chicken coop, just above the goats. • #ChickensofRainwaterRanch  #newcomers  #twilight  #citychickens  #movedtothecountry  #chickens  #pasturedchickens  #freerangechickens  #smallflock  #ChickensAtRainwaterRanch  ---- #pastured  #pasturedchickeneggs  #freerange  #happyhens  #happychickens  #freerangeeggs  #chickensofinstagram  #farm  #countrylife  #organic  #compost  #smallfarm  #farmlife  #farmliving  #countryliving  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #permaculture  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty 
Sisters; Nutmeg & Neroli.

One horned goats; big horn and little horn.

@urbanorganica found them a new home and helped build it too! Thank you, Maya. 💕❤️🐐
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#RR_NutmegAndNeroli #GoatsAtRainwaterRanch #goats #NigerianDwarf #NigerianDwarfGoats #goatrescue #goatadoption #slipperyslope
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#organic #certifiedorganic #farm #smallfarm #farmlife #farmliving #rural #country #countrylife #countryliving #permaculture #sustainable #sustainableliving #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
Sisters; Nutmeg & Neroli. One horned goats; big horn and little horn. @urbanorganica found them a new home and helped build it too! Thank you, Maya. 💕❤️🐐 √ #RR_NutmegAndNeroli  #GoatsAtRainwaterRanch  #goats  #NigerianDwarf  #NigerianDwarfGoats  #goatrescue  #goatadoption  #slipperyslope  --- #organic  #certifiedorganic  #farm  #smallfarm  #farmlife  #farmliving  #rural  #country  #countrylife  #countryliving  #permaculture  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty 
Corner posts.

Looking across at the neighbors to the north from the edge of the north grove near sunset.

We went to check on irrigation and realized that we need to come up here, at this time of day, more often. We couldn't stay to watch the sunset though. We had to hustle to get a bunch of stuff back into shelter. It was supposed to rain overnight through morning.
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#SunsetAtRainwaterRanch #sunset #fencepost #barbedwire #CobleRanch #BobcatRanch #clouds #goldengrass
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#smallfarm #farmlife #farmliving #farm #countryliving #countrylife #rural #organic #compost #growourownfood #sustainable #sustainableliving #permaculture #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
Corner posts. Looking across at the neighbors to the north from the edge of the north grove near sunset. We went to check on irrigation and realized that we need to come up here, at this time of day, more often. We couldn't stay to watch the sunset though. We had to hustle to get a bunch of stuff back into shelter. It was supposed to rain overnight through morning. • #SunsetAtRainwaterRanch  #sunset  #fencepost  #barbedwire  #CobleRanch  #BobcatRanch  #clouds  #goldengrass  ----- #smallfarm  #farmlife  #farmliving  #farm  #countryliving  #countrylife  #rural  #organic  #compost  #growourownfood  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #permaculture  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty 
Hedgerow's edge

Good evening, we're standing in the middle of the patch looking north to south in fading light just before sunset.

Last spring, at the edge of an existing hedgerow, we planted two types of lavenders and 3 types of eucalyptus (foliage greens); English lavender 'Munstead' already in bloom, French hybrid 'Grosso' soon to follow backed by eucalyptus 'Silver Dollar', 'Baby Blue', 'Silver Drop'. The plants are still small but we're very happy with these one year old plants.
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#FlowersatRainwaterRanch #lavender #lavandin #eucalyptus #aromatic #aromatherapy #essentialoils#flowers #flowersforfun  #flowersforbees #flowersforus #floralgreens #greenery
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#garden #organic #compost #smallfarm #farmlife #farmliving #farm #country #countryliving #countrylife  #sustainable #sustainableliving #permaculture #rural #TheHappyGardeningLife #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
Hedgerow's edge Good evening, we're standing in the middle of the patch looking north to south in fading light just before sunset. Last spring, at the edge of an existing hedgerow, we planted two types of lavenders and 3 types of eucalyptus (foliage greens); English lavender 'Munstead' already in bloom, French hybrid 'Grosso' soon to follow backed by eucalyptus 'Silver Dollar', 'Baby Blue', 'Silver Drop'. The plants are still small but we're very happy with these one year old plants. • #FlowersatRainwaterRanch  #lavender  #lavandin  #eucalyptus  #aromatic  #aromatherapy  #essentialoils #flowers  #flowersforfun  #flowersforbees  #flowersforus  #floralgreens  #greenery  ----- #garden  #organic  #compost  #smallfarm  #farmlife  #farmliving  #farm  #country  #countryliving  #countrylife  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #permaculture  #rural  #TheHappyGardeningLife  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty 
Peace and tranquility... shattered by egg announcements. Interesting chicken behavior,  how they cluck and cackle right after laying an egg. Anyone know why? I mean REALLY know why. 😆

Anyway, that fence and pen are coming right along. This spot might actually turn out to be a nice place to hang out.
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#MajesticAndSuperiorCacklingHen #ThirdStoneFromTheSun #chickensounds #backyard #peaceful #tranquil #cluck #cackle #cacklinghen #eggannouncement #ChickensAtRainwaterRanch #fence #ChickensofRainwaterRanch #pasturedchickeneggs #freerangeeggs
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#smallfarm #farmlife #farmliving #farm #countryliving #countrylife #rural #organic #compost #growourownfood #sustainable #sustainableliving #permaculture #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
Peace and tranquility... shattered by egg announcements. Interesting chicken behavior, how they cluck and cackle right after laying an egg. Anyone know why? I mean REALLY know why. 😆 Anyway, that fence and pen are coming right along. This spot might actually turn out to be a nice place to hang out. • #MajesticAndSuperiorCacklingHen  #ThirdStoneFromTheSun  #chickensounds  #backyard  #peaceful  #tranquil  #cluck  #cackle  #cacklinghen  #eggannouncement  #ChickensAtRainwaterRanch  #fence  #ChickensofRainwaterRanch  #pasturedchickeneggs  #freerangeeggs  ----- #smallfarm  #farmlife  #farmliving  #farm  #countryliving  #countrylife  #rural  #organic  #compost  #growourownfood  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #permaculture  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty 
Backyard perimeter fence stretched by @leftrightlee just to the point of ATV wheelie. Doing his best to freak @laurenmcnees out as she stood there biting her tongue while taking this vid 😆
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Awesome custom made fence stretcher made by @mrs_rusin 's husband. It's great when your neighbor is a rancher,  @wintersranchbeefcompany, with all sorts of ranch tools that they kindly let us borrow. 😁
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#heyyallwatchthis #fieldfence #crossfencing #fencing #fencepost #fencestretcher
#fencestretching #sheep #goats #chickens #fieldfence #noclimb #ATV #wheelie
#sheepandgoat #livestockfence
#chickencontainment
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#organic #farm #smallfarm #farmlife #permaculture #countrylife  #farmliving #farm #countryliving #rural #sustainable #sustainableliving #rural #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
Backyard perimeter fence stretched by @leftrightlee just to the point of ATV wheelie. Doing his best to freak @laurenmcnees out as she stood there biting her tongue while taking this vid 😆 • Awesome custom made fence stretcher made by @mrs_rusin 's husband. It's great when your neighbor is a rancher, @wintersranchbeefcompany, with all sorts of ranch tools that they kindly let us borrow. 😁 • #heyyallwatchthis  #fieldfence  #crossfencing  #fencing  #fencepost  #fencestretcher  #fencestretching  #sheep  #goats  #chickens  #fieldfence  #noclimb  #ATV  #wheelie  #sheepandgoat  #livestockfence  #chickencontainment  ----- #organic  #farm  #smallfarm  #farmlife  #permaculture  #countrylife  #farmliving  #farm  #countryliving  #rural  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #rural  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty 
The chickens really dig that old rail fence spot.

We probably spend too much time watching 'chicken TV' but it really is mesmerizing and relaxing to watch chickens doing their thing. Check out our hashtag #RR_ChickenTV; peck and scratch your stress away 😌😆
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Enjoy, chickens; cross fencing is going up soon. You'll have to figure out how to take the long way to access that area. 😁
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#ChickensofRainwaterRanch #FunnyTheRedHen #chickens #pasturedchickens #freerangechickens #smallflock #ChickensAtRainwaterRanch
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#pastured #pasturedchickeneggs #freerange #happyhens #happychickens #freerangeeggs #chickensofinstagram #farm #countrylife #organic #compost #smallfarm #farmlife #farmliving #countryliving #sustainable #sustainableliving #permaculture #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
The chickens really dig that old rail fence spot. We probably spend too much time watching 'chicken TV' but it really is mesmerizing and relaxing to watch chickens doing their thing. Check out our hashtag #RR_ChickenTV ; peck and scratch your stress away 😌😆 • Enjoy, chickens; cross fencing is going up soon. You'll have to figure out how to take the long way to access that area. 😁 • #ChickensofRainwaterRanch  #FunnyTheRedHen  #chickens  #pasturedchickens  #freerangechickens  #smallflock  #ChickensAtRainwaterRanch  ---- #pastured  #pasturedchickeneggs  #freerange  #happyhens  #happychickens  #freerangeeggs  #chickensofinstagram  #farm  #countrylife  #organic  #compost  #smallfarm  #farmlife  #farmliving  #countryliving  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #permaculture  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty 
Happy Monday and good morning from the orchard.  Trees are showing excellent response to pruning/hedging.

Hormones produced at the tips and shoots of plants suppress lateral bud growth and branching; apical dominance. Pruning removes apical dominance and allow lower buds to initiate growth. Just like pinching shoots of vegetables and flower plants to make them bushier.

Pruning citrus also reduces fruit production. Because vegetative growth can have a negative effect on fruit set we have to be careful how much we prune off. The reduction in fruit yield is somewhat proportional to amount of branches removed.

We started hedging the trees 4 years ago to control overcrowding and re-train trees. We have them on a 3 year program. Hedge odd alleys (area between rows of trees) one year; hedge even alleys the next year;  top the trees the third year then start cycle over again.
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#futurefruitwood #apicaldominance #auxin #pruning #hedging #lateralbudgrowth #citrus #oranges #NavelOranges #lemons #LisbonLemons #grapefruit #rubyredgrapefruit
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#RainwaterOranges #organic #certifiedorganic #farm #smallfarm #farmlife #farmliving #rural #country #countrylife #countryliving #permaculture #sustainable #sustainableliving #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
Happy Monday and good morning from the orchard. Trees are showing excellent response to pruning/hedging. Hormones produced at the tips and shoots of plants suppress lateral bud growth and branching; apical dominance. Pruning removes apical dominance and allow lower buds to initiate growth. Just like pinching shoots of vegetables and flower plants to make them bushier. Pruning citrus also reduces fruit production. Because vegetative growth can have a negative effect on fruit set we have to be careful how much we prune off. The reduction in fruit yield is somewhat proportional to amount of branches removed. We started hedging the trees 4 years ago to control overcrowding and re-train trees. We have them on a 3 year program. Hedge odd alleys (area between rows of trees) one year; hedge even alleys the next year; top the trees the third year then start cycle over again. • #futurefruitwood  #apicaldominance  #auxin  #pruning  #hedging  #lateralbudgrowth  #citrus  #oranges  #NavelOranges  #lemons  #LisbonLemons  #grapefruit  #rubyredgrapefruit  ----- #RainwaterOranges  #organic  #certifiedorganic  #farm  #smallfarm  #farmlife  #farmliving  #rural  #country  #countrylife  #countryliving  #permaculture  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty 
repost @leftrightlee
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Bambi pilot.
Helping @thetinyshinyhome position  their latest restoration and custom build, a 1962 Airstream Bambi, for equipment and systems testing. She's shiny already. I wonder what she'll look like after she gets buffed and polished!😲
📷 @igparker
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#1962airstreambambi #airstreamrestoration #airstreamrenovation #restoration #airstream #bambi #airstreamlife #airstreamgoals #airstreambambi #custom #airstreamdreams #vintageclassics #airstream #airstreambambi #goldengrass
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#organic #certifiedorganic #farm #smallfarm #farmlife #farmliving #rural #country #countrylife #countryliving #permaculture #sustainable #sustainableliving #RainwaterRanch #YoloCounty
repost @leftrightlee --- Bambi pilot. Helping @thetinyshinyhome position their latest restoration and custom build, a 1962 Airstream Bambi, for equipment and systems testing. She's shiny already. I wonder what she'll look like after she gets buffed and polished!😲 📷 @igparker • #1962airstreambambi  #airstreamrestoration  #airstreamrenovation  #restoration  #airstream  #bambi  #airstreamlife  #airstreamgoals  #airstreambambi  #custom  #airstreamdreams  #vintageclassics  #airstream  #airstreambambi  #goldengrass  --- #organic  #certifiedorganic  #farm  #smallfarm  #farmlife  #farmliving  #rural  #country  #countrylife  #countryliving  #permaculture  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #RainwaterRanch  #YoloCounty