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really sad and I empathize
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Posted to Thread #29708 at 2:11 pm on Jun 25, 2017
we had the most beautiful little apricots with the most vibrant colors that I would look forward to each year. But each year they came in a migration of birds had us as a destination and would decimate every last fruit. The birds were beautiful too but I only saw them the one day or two they came to eat the fruit. It was a challenge to let the fruit ripen, but time getting the fruit before the birds. Most years the birds won.
When I was a kid in Sonoma County there were orchards of all kinds all over town and random producing trees like plums on most properties or like the huge persimmon tree that I'd pass on my walk to school every day. Walnuts, fruit etc. Late 80s the landscape changed dramatically. Cramped housing tracts and mega vineyards. The vineyards decimate the water table like the ravenous birds do to the apricots, so every year is a "drought" When local people became so good at preserving water, they lost money so raised everyone's rates!!
Other messages in this thread:
- 29708. Marilyn, this article made me think of you. This is where I got your cots last time [NT] [LINK] - MariaDNoCA - 9:27pm on 06/22/17 (7)
- uggh...blocked at work. Will read this weekend. Thanks! [NT] - MarilynFL - 9:35am on 06/23/17
- Great article, M. Thank you for sharing. Their apricots were truly the most beautiful and perfect - MarilynFL - 9:15am on 06/24/17
- really sad and I empathize - pmassell_93 - 2:11pm on 06/25/17
- Yes we finally took our apricot tree out because of the birds - MariaDNoCA - 2:28pm on 06/25/17
- pretty much anything can grow in NorCal except coffee. If only...!!! - pmassell_93 - 3:12pm on 06/25/17
- My sister even got bananas to grow in Southern California! Haven't tried that but pretty much - MariaDNoCA - 6:16pm on 06/26/17
- Remember also that you can get a "semi-dwarf" tree and keep the the top whacked . . . - mistral - 6:18pm on 06/26/17