Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wheat Sprouting near Santa Ynez

We last visited Curtis Davenport in mid December when he was collecting soil samples for analysis.

It's been a dry couple of months, but he was able to plant 8 acres of Sonora on February 17th.

Still looking dry.

The seeds did come around and the late February rains helped a lot.

Curtis' Sonora White is on its way, putting down roots in Santa Barbara county.

Should we care about where and how our food is grown?

Here is what French entomologist Jean Henri Fabre had to say about that:

  "History celebrates the battlefields whereon we meet our death, but scorns the plowed fields whereby we thrive.  It knows the names of the King's bastard children, but cannot tell us the origin of wheat.  That is the way of human folly."

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