Show Farm

  (Wildomar , California)
Bringing the past to the future
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Contacting me

Thank you to the people that have contacted me for information. Would you please include a name and number on your requests. I send most of them on to the girls in the office or return calls in the evenings. I don't answer emails with no contact information because I do not know if you are a person or not. We will be having our Opening Day in July, it is just too dangerous with the construction to have visitors right now. You can place orders here for things co-op members raise and the storefront here on LH will be up in a couple of days. Thank you Donny
 
 

Fixing Fences

This morning I had to repair the Pivot and 1/4 mile of fence. Some fool decided to drag race down the side road and ended up in the riverbed. Serves them right!

 Looks like this place is going to open its gates by July. All the new foundations are in and walls are going up. I feel like I'm watching a Phoenix rising from the ashes. The old pictures of this place are great and with the buildings we have going in that are part of the valley history the girls are going to apply to become a Living History Museum.

The livestock are all fat and happy and I am getting impatient to see them in their permanent homes. This ground was headquarters for 2 different cattle operations, a grain storage siding for the railroad, a sheep operation, and a family farm over the last 150 years. I've been trying to bring back the old orchard but I think the trees will have to be replaced. All of the new growth is below the grafts on the citrus. I did find a climbing rose in the weeds where the house used to be and as soon as it blooms I'll have someone figure out which one it is. The old house is a few miles up the road and the Historical Society owns it. It will be a museum too someday. I'm glad that people are interested in what we are doing and want to get involved. Our neihbor across the street drives over to help when he's in town and sees me here, his son stopped to help re-string wire this morning and thinks we should put in heavier posts. I think there are some old corner posts from Dimaggios around and if there are we'll pu them in.

Donny

 
 

Soggy day

It is soggy today so after fixing the fence where the billy escaped I went to De Jongs Dairy to visit Santa and his cow! The dairy is about 2 miles from here and sells milk right on site. Herman has a calf in the hay barn and Santa is there too! It is so nice to see children meeting farm animals and getting to see where our food comes from. If you want to have fun with the little ones santa will be there until 4pm. Donny
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Co-op membership

Be sure to get your membership forms in ASAP. Eliza is finishing up the forms and will have a downloadable version soon! The CSA list will go out next week as well as order forms for non CSA items. Thank you all for your interest and especially Brian & Al for being human post hole diggers after the auger quit! Watch for the website they tell us will be ready before Christmas. If anyone wants to barter some computer work let me know! Donny
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Re-building

Show Farm sits on 40 acres originally owned by the Brown Family one of Wildomar's Pioneer families. We have been Re-building the Farm from the ground up. The well is back in working order, the perimiter fence is in and solid and footings have been poured for the barn & offices. Cattle, goats & sheep are busy clearing pasture that has been fallow for over 10 years. One of our producers brought in siding, trusses & support beams from the original barn that stood here in the 1930's. Every aspect of our operation here will teach how important the past links to the present and the future. The land has history, every fence post, rail, wire, building, & animal has a tie to the history of this area or farming in general. We hope that you enjoy reading about our progress and visit us to see history being rebuilt and carrying forward for future generations. Donny
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