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									EAST VALLEY TIMES                                                    BOTTOM LINE                                                                                January 5, 2012—PAGE 7

          Palo Cedro enrolled agent makes 30 year milestone
By Judy La Russa                                                                                       money, you learn             a bookkeeping and tax service located in the Palo Cedro
                                                                                                       accounting to find            Professional Building which housed the Post Office. Reilly
    During the summer of 2011, William                                                                 out if you are making        and his wife Dorothy visited the Palo Cedro area were
F. Reilly celebrated the extraordinary                                                                 money and if so how          impressed. Negotiations fell through and the business was
milestone of thirty years as an Enrolled                                                               much; then you learn         sold to someone else. But, now they had fallen for Palo
Agent. But before all those years, Reilly                                                              tax law in order to          Cedro.
tried his hand at an array of diverse                                                                  keep the money. Later            Later that year, realtor Randy Lush for the new Palo
vocations.                                                                                             he added a fourth term       Cedro Village found them a location in the center. On
    Born in San Francisco, Reilly attended                                                             to the maxim: Learn          October 1986 the couple signed a lease at the Village and
St Paul’s, St Joseph’s, St Ignatius’ and                                                               investing in order           opened Palo Cedro Tax Accounting.         Dorothy retired as
the University of San Francisco majoring                                                               to make your money           a registered nurse and worked part time in the new office.
in math and minoring in physics.                                                                       work for you rather              In early 1989, the pair was able to find a home and
During those years, he had a passion                                                                   than you working for         moved to Palo Cedro. “In the middle of tax session, this
for photography. After graduating,                                                                     the money. And so            realtor is hauling us all over the Palo Cedro area. We found
Reilly and a friend opened a studio                                                                    he did. Immediately          a house, our offer was accepted and spent the rest of the tax
in Oakland. He soon realized that he                                                                   after selling the FBO,       session preparing paper work for the California Department
was not a photographer and enlisted in                                                                 an acquaintance asked        of Veterans Affairs (Cal Vet),” said Reilly.
the Air Force where he found his new                                                                   him to take over the             In Dec. 1991, the business moved to the Palo Cedro
passion for electronics. For the next six                                                              office of his millwork        Professional Building and in December 1996 he moved to
years, he worked on airborne radar and                                                                 and cabinet operation.       his current location in the Wilson Building—9164 Deschutes
missile control systems and then spent                                                                 The business was             Road, Suite A.
three years in Precision Measurement                                                                   behind on payroll                Reilly has been very active in the community and with
Equipment Laboratory as a senior                                                                       taxes. The owner had         several organizations. He has been involved with the Palo
technician. When he left the Air Force,                                                                not filed personal tax        Cedro Chamber of Commerce, the Palo Cedro Community
Fairchild Semiconductor in Mountain                                                                    returns for three years      Action Committee and Another Chance Animal Welfare
View hired him to work as an engineer in                                                               and was on a cash            League. Reilly has been President of the Far Northern
research and development of solid state                            William F. Reilly                   basis with most of his       California Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled
high frequency devices.                                                                                suppliers. That was a        Agents (CSEA) and served on the CSEA Board of Directors
    In 1969, Reilly helped a friend build the walls, insulate,    training ground for Reilly to become an Enrolled Agent five        including an officer for two years. He has also served on
and wire for an avionics repair station in Redding. At that       years later.                                                      the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee for two
time Reilly felt living in the South bay was just too crowded         In 1979, Reilly found a copy of the Special Enrollment        years. “It was a three year commitment but at the beginning
and he was itching to move. Six months later, Reilly’s            Examination with answers. Intrigued, he studied the exam          of the third year 2006 Dorothy was hospitalized and I was
friend asked him to join him in Redding. “We were both            and got seventy percent of the questions correct. He knew         not going to go to Washington DC for a week. I resigned and
certified by the FAA as aircraft inspectors for electrical         then that this was his new career. After studying for two         Dorothy passed away the following month. I just finished
and electronics and by the FCC with First Class Licenses          years he took the exam in 1980 and then received his              serving on the California Tax Education Council and the last
as Radio station engineers. We built up the avionics sales        Treasury Card in 1981. Reilly has been self employed as an        two years as its Treasurer. The California Senate gave me
and service, merged with a certified mechanic, brought in          Enrolled Agent since then.                                        a Certificate of Recognition which hangs on the wall next
a money partner and purchased the fixed based operation                Reilly’s first office was on Hilltop Drive in Redding.          to the Distinguished Service Award given to me by CSEA,”
(FBO) at Redding Municipal Airport. We had it all. Then           In January 1986, he was offered the chance to purchase            said Reilly.
came the mid ‘70’s— a recession. The price of fuel went
up, the use of aircraft went down, and we went out.”
    During those business years he had developed a maxim:
You learn a discipline (a profession, a skill, a trade) to make   ♦ Millville School Board ——
                                                                  Continued from page 4                                             ditionally, DeSantis reported    tables, initially planned for
                                                                                                                                    the school has applied for       winter break, may be later in
                                                                  rollment numbers, which are      of multiple grants: Target is-   several other grants and is      January. The District plans
              PET ADOPTION                                        the highest in the school’s      sued a grant to help fund the    eagerly waiting to hear on       to use one building as a mu-
                                                                  history, the board approved      fourth grade class’ trip to      the status of the applica-       sic room and the second as
                                                                  hiring an additional teacher.    Sacramento; College Con-         tions.                           an intervention room.
                                                                  The new teacher will start       nection awarded a $1,000.00          DeSantis also updated the        The board ended the
                                                                  after winter break and will      grant to the school to help      board on the status of the new   meeting with a celebration
                                                                  work in the lower grades.        fund WES camp; and the           portable project which in-       of trustee Nancy Walker’s
                                                                      Superintendent/princi-       school received $5,500.00        volves two of Shasta County      tenure as a board member.
                                                                  pal, Mindy DeSantis re-          from the Shasta Community        Office of Education’s porta-      Walker received a plaque ac-
                                                                  ported Millville has recently    Foundation for the purchase      ble buildings that were do-      knowledging her dedication
                                                                  been the grateful recipient      of musical instruments. Ad-      nated by lottery to Millville    to the school as well as flow-
                                                                                                                                    School. DeSantis stated that     ers and cake. (Contributed
                                                                                                                                    the installation of the por-     by Mindy DeSantis.)
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                                                                                                                                                                                        The Poet’s Eye
                                       The Christmas Hat                                                                                                                         By Patricia Wellingham-Jones
                       Country Sunshine                                    handmade blanket someone had made for me years ago. It                                 Play me
                       By Jeri Johnson                                     did not complement a pink dress, pink boots and a pink
                                                                                                                                                                  Play me the song of Earth,
                                                                           purse, but little did she care. It was her most prized pur-
    Five-year-old Morgan was very much looking forward                     chase of the day.                                                                      the one that starts with the hiss of rain,
to our small town Christmas Bazaar. She had a little pink                       The following day was Papa and Nana’s trip to town to                             drum rumbles of thunder
purse, full of coins and stuffed with dollars. She had been                purchase a fir tree from their home state, a long-held tradi-                           and the underground thrum of bass.
assured she could spend it “all up” (as she put it) on what-               tion. Morgan was excited to go on the tree-hunting trip                                Play me the stars that throw
ever she wanted. The bazaar was no disappointment: tables                  and ran to get her new hat. It didn’t match her purple coat                            shaft of night light and a moon
laden with delicious cookies and cakes, home-crafted toys,                 any better than it had her pink dress, but she wasn’t leaving                          that swirls the seas.
and many, many items little hearts might desire.                           without it. Never mind that it was too big and she had to                              Play me the lava that bubbles
    Since Morgan’s Nana was working at the bazaar, and her                 keep pushing it back to see where she was going.                                       and seethes below then
Papa was present dressed in the certain red suit that came                      So, all decked out with pink boots, purple coat and                               screams toward air.
out of the closet once a year to cheer everyone except small               brown/orange checkered hat, she was ready to go. But be-                               Play me the song of life,
children, who looked at Santa in utter terror, she would have              fore any trip to town she was encouraged to use the potty.                             its haunting melodies,
hours to circulate the large room full of items to purchase.               So into the bathroom she went.                                                         strange variations.
She was dressed in her most frilly pink dress, with pretty                      I can only imagine what happened next. Screaming                                  Yes, do, play me the song of Earth.
pink boots, and her little pink purse to match.                            brought me running. There she stood facing the toilet, tears
    Morgan had a great time visiting with everyone, whether                running down her face, her little jeans halfway down, and                              Bucket List
she knew them or not. She hung out a while with Santa,                     the brown/orange checkered hat floating in the toilet.
giving him a list to think about---not that he could remem-                     Nana-to-the-rescue grabbed a towel, fished out the hat,                            One night when a friend visited
ber the half of it. She helped Nana peddle the crafts made                 and gave it a direct pass to the washing machine, hoping it                            they sipped red wine, nibbled cheese
by the local crafter’s group, clinching more than a few sales              would shrink after a thorough washing and a cycle in the hot                           and spoke idly of their bucket lists.
with that irresistible smile. Soon she collected her purse                 dryer. With tears dried, another hat located, the potty ritual                         She listened to the exotic places
and was ready to shop.                                                     finished, we were good to go. Nana was thanking God that                                and tastes her friend yearned to savor,
    Up and down each aisle she went, looking, touching,                    Morgan had loved that hat too much to even think of flush-                              mulled the life she’d already led.
smelling, but just occasionally buying a treasure. Nana no-                ing it down into the rickety sewer system and make Rotor
ticed that one display in particular kept drawing her back: a              Rooter’s day.                                                                          Picturing the bucket in her mind,
table filled with knitted blankets, scarves and hats. It was a                   Does the Christmas hat fit her better now? No, not re-                             wood staves with copper bands
hat that captured her interest. It was a multicolored orange               ally. Must have been some good yarn. She’ll grow into                                  and a bail with porcelain grip,
and brown checkered pattern, too big, too floppy, but it was                it, I reckon. In the meantime, maybe we should look for a                              she smiled, saw it was full,
just what her heart desired. Morgan bargained down the hat                 brown coat to match.                                                                   no need to cram in anything more.
price to an affordable $2, and soon she was proudly wearing                Jeri Johnson resides in Whitmore with her husband and a wide assort-                  Patricia Wellingham-Jones has a longtime interest in ‘healing writing’
it.                                                                        ment of animals. After retiring from a community college in Oakland,                  and the benefits people gain from writing and reading their work to-
                                                                           she is fulfilling her life long dream of writing. She is currently working
    The perfect word for it was “ugly.” It reminded me of a                                                                                                      gether. Widely published, her chapbooks include Don’t Turn Away:
                                                                           on a novel and a book of poetry.
                                                                                                                                                                 Poems About Breast Cancer, Voices on the Land, and End-Cycle, po-
                                                                                                                                                                 ems about caregiving.

                                       Year’s end brings a counting of blessings
                    Words from the Heart                            freight train. If I didn’t have my old calendars saved up in a                                   We did have a lovely trip to the ocean in July, the perfect
                                                                    drawer, fifteen years worth now, I’d be at a complete loss to ac-                             time to escape the heat of northern California. As I recall, it
                     By Bonnie Mark                                 count for anything I even did, ever. But “life” actually did hap-                            was miraculously sunny over at Trinidad our entire trip. It’s
    Well, believe it or not, it’s time to peel another calendar off pen, and I have proof—right there in black and white.                                        hard to forget a vacation like that.
of the wall and put up a new one for 2012. A new year is star-          No less than forty-eight birthdays were acknowledged in                                      Throughout the year I see we went out with some lovely
ing us in the face like a brand new pup waiting for breakfast.      2011. If we missed yours, let me know and I’ll add you to the                                folks for coffee, lunch, dinner, breakfast and dessert. I’m pret-
Where the last 365 days went is certainly more than a mys-          calendar. Mind you, having your name on the calendar doesn’t                                 ty sure you can’t go wrong with a multitude of food-centered
tery as it flew by, at my house anyway, faster than a speeding       always guarantee something will happen; I’ve noticed we’ve                                   activities on your calendar. I’ve heard people say, “death is the
                                                                    started to skip a cog or two in this area over the years.                                    great equalizer”, or “nothing is certain but death and taxes”, but
                                                                                                         Looking over the month of                               I’m pretty sure it’s all about “food” in one way or another.
                                                                                                        June, I see here that on the                                 We welcomed a few newlyweds to the world of marriage

                                                                                                        21st, we finally got new car-                             last year at some beautiful weddings. My husband and I al-
                                                 A & R Air Conditioning                                 pet at our house, not a small                            ways get a kick out of the fact that those cute young couples
                                                       Quality Work Done                                milestone for our household.                             standing at the altar in a sea of flowers and lace have “no idea”
               Since 1973                                                                               It did take a lot of whining                             what they’re getting themselves into or how much work mar-
                                                      Right the First Time!                             and crying to accomplish this                            riage will be. Then we say a prayer—a big one. They will cer-
                                                                                      Lic. # 555183     feat, that’s for sure. I realize                         tainly need it.
                                                                                                        now that men just don’t get                                  Of course, we said “hello” to some darling babies at baby
    Air Conditioning • Heating • Sales • Service                                                        it when it comes to carpet.
                                                                                                        Well, that is except for the
                                                                                                                                                                 showers and “see you later” to some dear friends at funerals. I
                                                                                                                                                                 think this year a few more passed than came along, but I guess
            Owner: Bradley Reeder * Family Owned & Operated                                             salesman at the carpet store;                            that’s just the way it is when you get older.
                                                                                                        he understood my carpet                                      Then there was Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter,
                                                                                                        woes completely (such a kind                             Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Veteran’s Day and
   • Service Contracts                                                                                  soul). It only took 15 years                             of course Christmas (and a multitude of other holidays). We
   • Residential & Commercial                                                                           to get my point across to my                             celebrated them all in one way or another, and it kept me busy
   • Same Day Service Available                                                                         husband, but that’s another                              just changing out the decorative flags and mailbox covers.
                                                                                                        story.                                                       Looking back over the year, we can surely count our bless-
   • Maintenance Programs                                                                                It looks like a good deal of                            ings. Family, friends, church, food, shelter and, of course, new
   • Professional Installers                                                                            time in 2011 was spent traips-                           carpet—we have been more than blessed. Yes, life most cer-
   • Indoor Air Quality Specialists                                                                     ing back and forth to dentists,                          tainly did go on in 2011 and I’m so very thankful.
                                                                                                        doctors, optometrists and hair
   • Control Systems                                                                                    stylists. I am certainly thank-                          Bonnie Mark writes from Whitmore. She has published articles in “The
                                                                                                                                                                 Christian Quarterly” and written grants for the non-profit Whitmore
                                                                                                        ful for their help in keeping                            Community Center. She also writes free, downloadable material for
                                                (530) 549-3903 (Sales)                                  these old(er) bones going, but                  , a web site designed to help people find
                                                                                                                                                                 their way back to God.
                                                (530) 246-9777(Service)                                 of course I’d rather be on va-
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                                                                                                                   Here is what just one family
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                    Candlelight vigil to honor wild horses draws modest crowd
   Honey Bandit and Suri         Bandit near death at the
joined their friends and sup-    Bureau of Land Manage-
porters at a candlelight vigil   ment facility near Litch-
in Palo Cedro on Dec. 15,        field in the fall of 2010.
2011 to honor Wild Horse         His dam had stopped lac-
Annie and the 40th Anni-         tating after being rounded
versary of the Wild and Free     up by helicopter and none
Roaming Horse and Burro          of the BLM employees did
Act. Between 20 and 30           anything to help her starv-
supporters stopped by dur-       ing foal.
ing the evening to see how           Suri was orphaned in
much the two mustang foals       the Virginia Range near
had grown and prospered          Carson City last winter and
under the excellent care         survived two snow storms
                                                                       Jennifer Gillespie of Redding mans the candle and cake table
of their rescuer Palomino        before being rescued and                                                                                                                     Photos by Sharyn Cornelius
                                                                     in front of The Barn Bum at the candlelight vigil to honor Wild
Armstrong of Shingletown.        turned over to Armstrong’s          Horse Annie's work on behalf of wild horses which culminat-              Honey Bandit shares a quiet moment with his rescuer
   Armstrong found Honey         care.                               ed in the passage of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and          Palomino Armstrong of Shingletown during the candlelight vig-
                                                                                                      Burros Act in 1971. Gillespie     il in Palo Cedro on Dec.15, 2011 to commemorate the 40th an-
                                                                                                      was with Armstrong the day        niversary of the passage of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses

                      Food and Farm News                                                              she rescued Honey Bandit
                                                                                                      and documented his recov-
                                                                                                                                        and Burros Act of 1971. Armstrong found Honey Bandit starv-
                                                                                                                                        ing to death in a corral at the Bureau of Land Management
             A service of the California Farm Bureau Federation                                         ery in her photos.
                                                                                                                                        wild horse facility near Litchfield, Calif. and nursed him back
                                                                                                                                        to health.

December 28, 2011                                  locally grown food throughout the year.
       Farmers protect crops from cold
       To protect citrus fruit from freezing
                                                    Ranchers dreaming of a white Christmas
                                                       As the holidays arrive, the California
                                                                                                                 Act of kindness followed
temperatures, farmers in the Central Valley
employed more than 16 thousand wind
                                                   Cattlemen’s Association says that strong
                                                   demand indicates that many holiday festivities                 by generous donation
machines to keep air flowing and temperatures       will include beef. As overseas and American
up. California Citrus Mutual says farmers          consumers continue to seek out US beef, the          By Palomino Armstrong                              gift my son and I received this holiday
spent more than $62 million dollars this           association says ranchers nationwide are in                                                             season. It is amazing how a simple act
month on wind machines and water. Water            need of a productive winter with plenty of               Watching Honey Bandit and the other            of kindness can snowball to bring joy to
saturates the ground and also increases the        rain and snow. US Department of Agriculture          horses, I sometimes get overwhelmed won-           more and more people.
temperature on cold nights. Mandarins are          statistics indicate that less than 70 percent of     dering how we can keep going. There are                Then a few days later, we received
particularly sensitive to cold, and farmers        California’s pasture and rangelands are in           times when it seems impossible and that we         a huge blessing. Yeehaw!!!! Matt, the
report using protective measures 20 nights         good to fair condition and that more rain is         will never make it. I know there are so many       manager at the Lowe’s in Redding, made
this month.                                        needed as winter progresses.                         rescues out there, trying desperately to make a a donation of lumber for Honey Bandit’s
     Vintners toast sparkling wine sales                 Potato harvest rounding out well               difference for the wild ones, giving everything “Winter Warm and Dry” project. We
    When you toast the New Year, it’s likely           The fall harvest of California potatoes          they have to make that tiny difference. Many can’t thank him enough. Please make sure
you sip a California sparkling wine. The           is winding down, and so far production               of them (especially some of the smaller ones) the next time you are in Redding to stop
holidays mark a key time for sparkling-wine        numbers look good. Current estimates show            are running on fumes and fretting every day        by Lowe’s, and tell them Honey Bandit
sales, and the Wine Institute reports sales have   California’s production to be up about a third       about where the next bale of hay, bucket of        sent you. I definitely cannot say enough
been increasing. In 2010, eight million cases      when compared with the same time last year.          grain, or supplies in general will come from.      about the way everyone in this area steps
of California sparkling wine were consumed         The reports from early December show the                 Then out of the blue, something happens,       up. This is such a great community and
in the US, compared to six million cases of        harvest was slightly behind normal timing,           and you know it will be all right! Keeping         we are extremely grateful that Lowe’s is
imports. During the first three quarters of         with about two-thirds of the crop harvested.         the faith is so crucial when you are doing this, such a strong supporter of our community
this year, the Wine Institute says domestic        Nationally, the supply of potatoes is expected       and I know that there are many others who go and Honey Bandit.
shipments of California sparkling wine             to increase by six percent and California’s          through times feeling the same helplessness            The lumber Matt donated made it
increased six percent.                             production is forecasted to reach nearly             and frustration. Honey Bandit is truly one of      possible to put up posts to hang up gates
     New tool tracks progress on dietary           215,000 tons.                                        God’s miracles, and I know that I need to keep and start on a hay shelter. Our won-
                   changes                                                                              the faith, as HB’s survival is truly a “God”       derful neighbor down the road also do-
    Many of us make New Year’s resolutions         December 14, 2011                                    thing. The fact that He led me to HB and we        nated some roofing a few months ago, so
to eat healthier, and a new online tool helps             Olive oil growers feel the squeeze            were able to get him out of there is simply a      now we can actually start to build the hay
people track their nutrition choices and               It’s been a “double whammy” for many             miracle. Honey Bandit is alive today because shelter. We have been so lucky with the
physical activity. The US Department of            olive growers this year. California farmers          of ya’ll, and all the support you gave us. He      weather. There have been many days with
Agriculture says it designed the tool, called      expected a smaller crop because olive trees          wouldn’t be here today if not for that, and we     extremely cold temps where all the water
SuperTracker, to help men and women make           often alternate between years of large and           thank you from the bottom our hearts!              was frozen, but we have yet to see any se-
changes to maintain a healthy weight. The          small production. But then weather problems              I was given a personal gift from a won-        rious weather of any kind.
USDA says SuperTracker can be customized           cut the crop even further. Some smaller-scale        derful friend at Christmas. I was stoked and           So thank you again, Lowe’s and Matt,
to measure progress and provide personalized       olive oil producers describe their harvest           planned to use it to buy hay. My son and I         (manager “extraordinaire”), and all your
recommendations for how much to eat and            as a “scavenger hunt.” Observers say the             were in Redding where we met a man who             employees, for making it possible for
how much exercise is needed to reach goals.        maturation of new olive trees may help               was struggling much more than we were. He          us to continue working on the facilities
   Forecast predicts food trends for 2012          prevent a sharp drop in overall California           had three kids and was out of funds, even for      needed to make this winter “Warm and

    Thai, Indian and Korean cuisine will lead      olive oil production.                                                                 the necessities   Dry” and safe for the rescued animals
food trends in 2012, according to a report              Wheat wins in Northern California                                                like grocer-      that live here. We still have so much to
                                                                                                                                         ies. We shared accomplish, and each step is not only a

from the American Farm Bureau Federation.              As they look back at their harvest, wheat                         Therapeutic
The Farm Bureau spoke with food-business           farmers in Northern California say they                                               some of the       huge relief, but an extremely vital part of
insiders who said that restaurants with Asian      benefited from nearly ideal weather. A cool                                            gift my friend    having a safe and successful rescue for the
influences will be a hit. Other trends forecast     summer and no frost in September meant                         A RS
                                                                                                             20 YE IENCE
                                                                                                                                         had given me,     critters.
                                                                                                             EXPE                        stopping only         Don’t forget to bring the kids and come
for the coming year include smaller portion        that wheat thrived in the Klamath Basin.
sizes at fine dining restaurants, as well as        Farmers in the area say the weather plus                                              for a minute to   visit Honey Bandit, Dabubbles and the
the use of bread alternatives on sandwiches,       availability of water led to a record harvest.                                        think about the rest of the gang. If it’s snowing, we will
including waffles, rice cakes or cornmeal           In the past, the farmers included wheat in                                            hay. The joy      just build a big bonfire to stay warm and
patties.                                           their crop rotations mostly to maintain soil                                          on his face as    bring out the hot chocolate. God bless ev-
                                                   quality. Now, with high worldwide grain                                               he rushed away eryone for all their help and for helping us
December 21, 2011                                  prices, farmers are earning strong prices for                                         to buy grocer-    to “keep the faith”. Have a wonderful and
              Orchards chill out                   wheat.                                                                                ies was the best safe New Year! And remember, a random
    Cool weather is keeping orchards on track             Frost takes a bite out of peppers                                                                act of kindness may be the start of a huge
for a good 2012 season. Many tree fruit crops          Below-freezing temperatures during the                                                                            change in someone’s life!
                                                                                                                                                                             To make a contribution
including cherries, apples and pears require       past week hurt peppers and other vegetable                                                HATCHET MTN.
about 1,000 “chill hours” where temperatures       crops in the Coachella Valley. Farmers say                    Annie Goheen,               FOREST PRODUCTS
                                                                                                                                                                         to Chilly Pepper Miracle
drop below 45 degrees. The San Joaquin             sustained cold weather dealt another blow                  C.M.T. C.E.S.M.T.                                          Mustang Equine Rescue go
County Farm Advisor notes that he typically        to plants whose ripening had already been                                                     • CUSTOM                to www.chillypepper.wee-
                                                                                                               Studio Located
begins measuring the chill hours in early          delayed because of cool temperatures earlier                  In Palo Cedro                   FLOORING,     , or send checks to
November, and so far the region has received       in the growing season. Some farmers say their                In Home Visits                   • SIDING &              34694 Side Bottom Road,
more than 450 chill hours. This is ahead           harvest volumes are down because of the cold                 Also Available                   • PANELING              Shingletown, CA 96088.
of last year’s numbers, which were at 300          weather. Green bell pepper harvests were cut             Call for an appointment:          Manufactured from          To contact Armstrong by
                                                                                                                                                  local woods
                                                                                                                                                                         phone, call 474-5197 or
hours at this time. The measurement of chill
hours continues through mid-March when
                                                   short and some lettuce plants suffered from
                                                   blistering because of the freezes.
                                                                                                           547-5465                             337-6920                 339-1458.
the temperatures increase and trees begin to           A look at farming in the 21st century               953-8582            

bloom.                                                 Farmers reap the fruits of technology
            Consumers cozy up to                   these days, as they replace manual labor
            winter farmers markets                 with mechanization, where possible. A study
    While tree fruit growers are counting the      by the US Agriculture Department showed
chill hours, the nip in the air isn’t cooling      that American farmers have increased their
Americans’ appetite for locally grown              productivity during the past three decades,
produce, according to a US Department of           while using less land and less manpower.
Agriculture report on winter farmers               Labor usage decreased by about one-third,                                    Closed January 1-31
markets. California has seen a 12 percent
increase in winter farmers markets over the
                                                   and acreage designated to farming in the US
                                                   has dropped by three percent since the early
                                                                                                                               To Reopen February 1
past year, today totaling more than 150. New       1980s.
York is the only state to have more winter         Food and Farm News is a service of the California                  New Merchandise, New Vendors
farmers markets, with 180. The Agriculture         Farm Bureau Federation. For more information
                                                   about any story, contact the Communications/
Department says that winter farmers markets
meet the need of consumers looking to buy
                                                   News Division at 916.561.5550, or email news@
                                          The information is also available on the               9182 Deschutes Rd Palo Cedro
                                                   Farm Bureau Federation website

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