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Hogwarts in the Olive Orchard

by cheri sabraw Those of you who have been hanging around my blog for four years will remember my photo montage and accompanying description of the Bird Man of Sunol, Irv’s, building us a custom owl box and installing it … Continue reading

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Hobby Farmers’ Assault: Our Olive Update

by cheri arbequina sabraw Last month, we learned from our host Umberto at La Chiusa in Montefollonico, Italy that the olive fruit fly, too, had obliterated his entire harvest last year. In fact, the fly had stung most of the … Continue reading

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The Humbling of the Olive Farmers

by cheri sabraw One of the images that blackens the literary sky of The Grapes of Wrath occurs before the wandering Joads even reach the “Promised Land” of California. First, Tom Joad crushes a grasshopper on the dashboard of the truck whose … Continue reading

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