There are several differences between agriculture production in Tulare County, where I grew up, and Geauga County, where I live now. During my visit, I’ve snapped some pictures of agriculture production around my parents home. Here are images commonly found in Tulare County that I don’t usually see in Geauga County. . . . .
Large, flat fields. . . .
|A corn field with a dairy farm in the background|
Irrigation. . . .
Cotton plants. . . .
|Jack checks out the field of cotton|
Pomegranate trees. . . .
Olive trees. . . .
Citrus trees. . . .
|Orange trees, me and almond trees|
|Walnuts growing on the branch|
The dairy industry has been challenging in recent years due to extremely high feed prices, so many dairy producers are planting some of their land in nut trees to diversify their income. . .
|One side of the field is walnuts, the other side corn for silage|
|The view from my parents backyard|
|Watching this crop duster provided entertainment during breakfast|
|Jack with a corn stalk he picked|
Another difference is the weather. Summertime in Tulare County equals warm, sunny weather with almost no chance of rain - perfect for swimming!
|Garrett and Jack in the pool|