Macdoel Growing Field Update

Harvest is right around the corner and our plants are looking amazing.  Here is a look at how much they have grown since July when I started these photos.
BENICIA - MACDOEL, CA. 7-1-16

BENICIA - MACDOEL, CA. 7-1-16

BENICIA - MACDOEL, CA.8.3.16

BENICIA - MACDOEL, CA.8.3.16

BENICIA - MACDOEL, CA. 9.6.16

BENICIA - MACDOEL, CA. 9.6.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA. 8.3.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA. 8.3.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA. 9.6.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA. 9.6.16

MONTEREY - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

MONTEREY - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

MONTEREY - Macdoel, CA. 8.3.16

MONTEREY - Macdoel, CA. 8.3.16

Monterey - Macdoel, CA. 9.6.16
SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA. - 8.3.16

SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA. - 8.3.16

SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA. - 9.6.16

SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA. - 9.6.16

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA. - 8.3.16

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA. - 8.3.16

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA. - 9.6.16

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA. - 9.6.16

 

Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Lassen Canyon is now hiring for their harvest season starting September 26th.

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Jobs Available Contact Accepting Applicaitons
Forklift Operators,  Sorters, Sweepers, & Dumpers Spherion Staffing - 530-222-3434 2650 Larkspur Lane, right behind K-Mart www.spherionjobcentral.com NOW Monday thru Friday 8a.m-4pm
Trimmers Lassen Canyon Trimshed - 530-223-1933 1300 Salmon Creek Rd Sept 19th-23rd 9a.m. - 2p.m.  

Growing update August 2016

I am continuing to document how our plants are growing each month.  It is amazing the difference one month makes.  Here is a side by side comparison of our plants from August 2016.  Don't they look AWESOME!!

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA. - 8.3.16

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA. - 8.3.16

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

SAN ANDREAS - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA. - 8.3.16

SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA. - 8.3.16

SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA - 8.3.16

SWEET ANN - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

MONTEREY - Macdoel, CA. 8.3.16

MONTEREY - Macdoel, CA. 8.3.16

MONTEREY - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

MONTEREY - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA. 8.3.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA. 8.3.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

RADIANCE - Macdoel, CA - 7.1.16

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BENICA - Macdoel, CA - 8.3.16

BENICIA - Macdoel, CA. - 7.1.16

BENICIA - Macdoel, CA. - 7.1.16

 

Strawberry Facial Mask

strawberry facial blogFace masks are a great way to feed your skin healthy antioxidants. I love creating my own homemade masks at home since it's inexpensive and the natural ingredients are gentle on my dry and sensitive skin. After a long day, nothing is better than kicking up my feet and pampering myself with a delicious mask. Strawberries are in season from late spring to early summer and if you live in California, they're readily available at your local stores and farmer markets right now. They make the perfect snack alone or in salads but they are also a great ingredient to use in face masks, since they're packed with vitamin C. They are also rich in alpha-hydroxy acids which help exfoliate the skin. So fresh strawberry masks are great for people with dull, damaged or acne-prone skin. Before trying any homemade mask on your face, you should spot test it on your neck or hand to see if your skin reacts. If you're clear, wash your face with your favorite cleanser before applying the mask mix on your face. Here are three strawberry masks that can help cleanse, exfoliate and brighten your skin!

DIY Recipe #1 Homemade Strawberry Mask

  • 8 - 9 Fresh strawberries
  • 3 Tablespoons of honey
In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth.  Add in the honey and mix the ingredients together. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Lie down and leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

DIY Recipe #2 Homemade Strawberry Mask

  • 8 - 9 Fresh strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of oil - Extra virgin olive, jojoba, grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • Few drops of fresh lemon juice - About 8 drops if you have dry skin and up to 1 tablespoon for oily skin.
In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth. Stir in the honey, oil, and lemon juice until all the ingredients are well-incorporated. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Lie down and leave the mask on for 5 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

DIY Recipe #3 Homemade Strawberry Mask

  • 5 Fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of non-flavored yogurt or heavy cream
  • 2 Teaspoon of honey
In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth. Add the honey and yogurt (for oily complexions) or cream (for dry skin) and mix until the ingredients are well-incorporated. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Lie down and leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer. Beautylish Tip: You can store extra mask mix in a air-tight container in the the refrigerator for up to one week. website credit Beautylish.com

Mechanical planting of Strawberry Plants

Check this machine out! Here is a video of a first time run through on a machine that plants strawberry plants through mulch all by itself.  This was filmed via drone in Santa Maria, CA and we are unsure who developed the machine but it is pretty AWESOME!  This will change how the strawberry industry plants their commercial crops in the future if it continually has success.  With labor being so scarce and all the laws concerning labor this machine will help in so many ways.

Shasta District Fair Junior Livestock Auction

We had a great time supporting our local kids on their 4-H and FFA projects this year at the Shasta District Fair Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday.  All the kids did a great job with all their projects whether it was a Lamb, Pig, Goat, Steer, Rabbit or Chicken.  All their hard work paid off for them on Saturday.  A big thanks to all the people and business that came out to support these kids. SDF JR AUCTION 2016-3 SDF JR AUCTION 2016-2 SDF JR AUCTION 2016-1 SDF JR AUCTION 2016 SDF JR AUCTION 2016-5 SDF JR AUCTION 2016-4