Thursday, March 22, 2012

Roaming Peacocks

Casa de Fruta is a fun place to walk around. Both in its various shops and on the grounds. Old farm machinery and equipment are on display, as are roaming ducks and peacocks.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Snow on the Diablos

Yep. Snow was on some of the eastern peaks above Hollister on Sunday and Monday. This is how it looked on Sunday afternoon. Yep.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Some Goats, a Rooster, and a Horse

Here's a reminder of how things looked before farm lands around Hollister were converted into neighborhoods. This farmstead is less than two miles east of downtown Hollister. It also had a few llamas hanging around.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 San Benito County Farm Day

Looking west from the Hollister Business Park
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, will be San Benito County Farm Day. This is a special annual event held at Bolado Park for the third graders in our local schools. Farmers and ranchers provide the schoolchildren with the opportunity to learn about nutrition and the cool agricultural community in which we live.

For more information, visit the San Benito County Farm Day page on Facebook. Also, check out Down on the Farm, by Alice Joy, an article about the 2007 Farm Day event, which was published in the Hollister Free Lance.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hollister Business Park

Have you ever wandered through the Hollister Business Park? It's an especially pleasant meander on a bicycle.

The ride from downtown to the business park, across from the Hollister Airport, is quite easy, even if the wind is not with you. The city (or county) recently paved the frontage road that runs alongside San Felipe Road, which makes the ride a smooth one. The government also put in a bike lane on the southern direction. Thank you very much.

It's surprising what you'll find in the Hollister Business Park. For example:
Orsetti Seeds
Mandego Apparel
Stargazer Packaging
Marich Confectionery
West Marine Distribution Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center
Select Learning Techniques Academic Academy
Hollister Police Department



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