Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

California produce

When I stopped by the mountain swap meet this weekend, it was pretty much deserted, except for the farmers. The produce was so colorful! Here in Southern California, especially the desert, we have a 365 day growing season. The fields out by my school are rotated. Winter crops are growing now and when they are harvested, the summer ones will be planted. As long as we don't have a hard frost, the farmers can grow food all year. The Coachella Valley is the second largest growing area in California, behind only the central valley. I thought the tomatoes, peppers, and oranges were colorful and were a welcome sight on a cloudy day!


Linda said...

Unbelelievable! You live in HEAVEN.

Jenn said...

Oh, I am SO ready for spring! These pictures of beautiful produce make me want to run home and plant my veggie garden RIGHT NOW!

Unfortunately, it's still frozen. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Dear GOD in Heaven - I had no idea that green peppers grew that large - they're HUGE!!! They're not that big here! But the tomatoes look scrumptious!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Mmmmm! I'm so hungry now.


Cactus Jack Splash said...

It all looks soooo gooood

DesertHen said...

Everything looks so colorful and wonderful! I miss not having fresh produce year round...I grew up in Calif.

The oragnes look wonderful! Right now in the stores here, they are pale and sickly looking. My brother lives in Calif. and he always shares his oranges and lemons with us when he comes to visit.....=)