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Trip to Taormina – Part 2 — Julian Worker Travel Writing

Excerpt from the book Julian’s Journeys.I travel because my own father always said he would travel after he’d retired, but he never got the chance because he died from cancer when he was 49. I travel for him when I go to places as well as for myself.These stories are personal and informative. An example […]

Trip to Taormina – Part 2 — Julian Worker Travel Writing

Will This Solve a lot of Issues or Open A Can Of Worms?

Tiny neighborhoods can solve a lot of Issue’s at hand, but what about the long term effect? Will you like living feet away from your next door neighbor? Will or can this solve the housing shortage?

Just think of how many problems can be solved with these tiny homes.

  • Affordable Housing
  • Smaller footprint left behind for the new generation
  • Housing millions of Americans who are now un-sheltered and living on the street.

Perhaps its time we concentrate on living instead of paying to live.

Just think if you had more time to do more things. Saving money on rent, mortgage, taxes and utilities. You would end up with time and money which today is a valuable commodity. 

Tiny Homes on wheels are popular with the younger generation. You really need to ask yourself how much space do you NEED, Not want!!! Can you live in just 160 Square feet. That is 8′ feet x 20′ feet. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, small kitchen and small living room.

You can buy the plans to your tiny home or you can shop pre-built tiny homes without ever leaving your home. It’s that easy now to get exactly what you want with online shopping.

There are several different styles to choose from as far as mobility and towing. Make sure you choose the right model for your lifestyle.

Tiny home communities are popping up all over the USA

Snow birds are not the only ones looking for a warmer winter.

If your looking to create a smaller footprint in life, this might be right up your alley.


Recreational “Green Belt”

Recreational Marijuana and You

Where is it Legal, and Where is It A Crime


Now that we have new laws in every state and a dispensary on every corner its hard to remember what state is GO GREEN and which is still illegal.
Check out your state.

Remembering The Fresh Fruit Of California.

In the 1967 my cousins and I built a tree house in the plum tree and we watched the Disneyland fireworks. We use to play army in the orange groves. Using the oranges as hand grenades and drinking the juice when we were thirsty. I can remember waking up in the morning to fresh strawberries on the kitchen table. Plums picked fresh from the tree. Sunday we would go to my grandmothers house and she had apricot’s, Apples and some other fruits in her yard.

July 17, 1955: Disneyland opening aerial. In foreground is the still-unfinished Santa Ana Freeway. The Harbor Blvd. intersection is on extreme right.

We were surrounded by fruits and vegetables. No matter if we were walking to school or to the store fields and orchards every where. Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm were surrounded by Orchards and fields.

Agriculture is one of the prominent elements of the state’s economy: California leads the nation in the production of fruits, vegetables, wines and nuts. The state’s most valuable crops in 2019 are cannabis, nuts, grapes, cotton, flowers, and oranges. California produces the major share of U.S. domestic wine. Also grown carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and broccoli.

Orange Groves: In the late 1880s, California citrus growers began organizing themselves into cooperatives, with the goal of increasing profits by pooling their risk and increasing their collective bargaining power with jobbers and packers. The economic depression that began in 1893 worsened farmers’ situations, and intensified their desire to self-organize to their own benefit.

In 1893, P.J. Dreher and his son, the “father of the California citrus industry” Edward L. Dreher (1877–1964), formed the Southern California Fruit Exchange in Claremont, a small college town near Los Angeles. It originally represented only growers of oranges: in 1896 lemon growers joined as well.[3] The exchange soon included growers and groves in Riverside in Riverside County, Pomona and San Dimas in Los Angeles County, and Santa Paula, Saticoy, Fillmore, Rancho Sespe, Bardsdale and Piru in Ventura County; by 1905, the group represented 5,000 members, 45% of the California citrus industry, and renamed itself the California Fruit Growers Exchange. In 1952, it changed its name to Sunkist Growers, Inc.

Strawberry Fields: The strawberry Festival in Garden Grove California was started in 1958. The festival became and has always been a charitable event benefiting local organizations. In the past 50 years over $4.5 million has been donated to hundreds of non-profits.

Avocado Groves: The Hass avocado had one of its first commercial successes at the Model Grocery Store on Colorado Street in Pasadena, California, where chefs working for some of the town’s wealthy residents bought the new cultivar’s big, nutty-tasting fruit for $1 each, a very high price at the time (equivalent to $14 in 2018).

Almond Trees: Almonds arrived in California in the 1700’s when Jesuit missionaries from Spain brought them as food and later planted them in their coastal missions. Eventually, settlers found that the nut grew much better in the inland areas of the state, away from the cool coastal fog. In the past 30 years, California’s almond yield has quadrupled, covering more than half a million acres in the lush San Joaquin, Fresno and Sacramento valleys. Today: Almonds are California‘s top agricultural export and largest tree nut crop in total dollar value and acreage. They also rank as the largest U.S. specialty crop export.

Cannabis: Is leading the agricultural market financially in 2019 with Billions being made yearly by the growers. It’s a cash crop unlike no other. It is now being offered on the stock market.

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