Jean Barton: Blazing Saddles and fashion show events coming up – Red Bluff Daily News

Tonight is the State Theatre and Tehama County CattleWomen “Blazing Saddles” film at 7 p.m. At 5 p.m. the toll gate can be manned at our new location for the dinner at 632 Foremost Avenue, a number of doorways north of Las Mariachi’s Restaurant.

Hopefully for the ranchers, will probably be raining as a result of October has been a dry month. I measured . inches in October, and .2 inches in September. Whereas 2016 had inches in October and four.four in November.

We can have a connoisseur half pound floor beef burger with beef from A & R Meats, grilled by Shawn Rix and JB Stacy, with calico beans, and a slice of apple pie from Shari’s.

A cup of Alaskan Kolsch, because of Redding Distributing, a pleasant gentle, straightforward ingesting beer, or water can be loved together with your meal. Then stroll over to the theatre, decide your seats and benefit from the no-host bar with dialog. Tickets are $25 for dinner and film.


Nov. 11 would be the CattleWomen’s 60th Fashion Show and Luncheon. The theme is “Our Youth, Our Future” with Linda Durrer, Mistress of Ceremonies.

The CowBelle of the Yr can be introduced, and honored on the California CattleWomen Conference in Sparks, NV on the CowBelle of the Yr Luncheon. The final 10 years have been Jackie Baker, Barbara Frost-Kloose, Sue Knox, Una Jordan, Ruth Flory, Cathy Tobin, Betty Peek and Jeanne Smith, Kelly Mouton, Charlene Priest and Irene Fuller.

Ten distributors can have jewellery, wooden crafts, artwork, clothes, pictures, and so on. accessible, beginning at 10 a.m.

Chairwoman Joyce Bundy introduced a fiesta beef salad, butternut squash soup, artisan breads and fabulous dessert beginning at 11:30 a.m.


Our remaining cease on the Tehama County Farm Bureau tour was studying about pistachios whereas seated beneath some outdated timber that have been planted in 1957 at Dave’s Tractors. The trunks have been thick, and the nuts had fallen to the bottom since they weren’t harvested.

Bruce Lindauer had grown pistachio’s in Los Molinos for the reason that 1970s, however it's a tough crop since they like a dry local weather, as discovered within the San Joaquin Valley. The 5 main counties are Kern, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, accounting for 96% of the manufacturing.

Lindauer is a 3rd technology ag producer, rising 10 acres pistachios plus prunes and walnuts.

The historical past of pistachios was attention-grabbing, for the reason that first have been most likely planted in Sonoma in 1881 in Sonoma County Nonetheless not one of the varieties tailored nicely to present situations. Pistachio timber have been talked about within the Previous Testomony.

In 1929, an American botanist Wm. E. Whitehouse traveled to Persia (modern-day Iran), the place he collected 20 kilos of pistachio nuts. However it takes seven to 10 years for a tree to mature, so it took nearly a decade to know what he gathered. The nuts have been planted in take a look at plots, and of all of the nuts gathered, just one proved helpful, which Whitehouse known as “Kerman.”


In 1960s pistachios have been planted on a bigger scale all through California, Arizona and New Mexico. In 1976, the primary industrial crop of “Kermans” have been harvested in California, .5 million kilos. In 2016, the document crop harvested was over 900 million kilos.

Pistachios are wind pollinated, versus bee pollinated. Only one male tree is required to pollinate up to 30 feminine timber. You may graft a male limb to a feminine tree for pollen.

The cut up hull is of course occurring and you can not allow them to fall to the bottom as a result of dust will get on the kernel. A machine much like a prune harvester can be utilized, and Lindauer will harvest his prunes, and then the pistachios, adopted by the walnuts.

Terra Bella is the processing plant he makes use of, delivery within the night and arriving between and three a.m. as a result of a pistachio must be processed lower than 24 hours after harvest or the shell will develop a stain.

The nuts are dried to six% moisture, the flavour is added and roasted. The purple shells many are accustomed to, is as a result of the shells have been stained and the purple coloration covers that.

Lindauer talked about that pistachios take 6 years earlier than producing and eight years earlier than a monetary return whereas walnut and prune orchards want solely three years earlier than a return on funding.

Pistachios develop fungus, from moisture within the air, and you must monitor your irrigation to stop fungus.

There are giant orchards of pistachios close to Williams alongside I-5, and extra being planted in Tehama County.

Everybody acquired a bag stuffed with pistachios from Lindauer Farm Administration, Inc. as we left, with the directions, “don't freeze or put within the fridge” as a result of moisture will trigger them to spoil. Scrumptious consuming whereas watching the World Sequence, and profitable Houston Astros 5, LA Dodgers . Wait until subsequent yr, SF Giants can be again.


At our latest Tehama County Cattlemen assembly, Wally Roney advised us about having a confirmed wolf kill in California on their deeded ranch in Clover Valley, Lassen County on Oct. 13.

On Sept. 19, at a location the place a GPS collared feminine wolf of the Lassen Pack had been tracked the night time earlier than. Three extra lifeless cattle have been discovered over the following 11 days, and every time, the feminine wolf had been there the night time earlier than.

Lassen County Instances, Oct. 24: “‘The factor you might want to know,’ Roney stated, ‘is that CDFW (California Division of Fish & Wildlife) notified me of the presence of the wolf they'd collared at every a type of kill websites previous to me discovering the lifeless animals’

“Roney stated when he requested investigators why they couldn’t verify wolf kills of some his cattle after they had notified him the feminine wolf with a GPS transmitter was within the space the night time earlier than he discovered a lifeless animal, he stated they advised him ‘it was coincidental.’”

Lassen County Instances, Sept. 19: “Feminine wolves do a lot of the chasing and start the method of bringing the prey down by repeatedly biting the unfastened muscle tissues beneath the prey’s legs. Later the bigger males arrive, typically seizing the animal by the neck and forcing it to the bottom. Wolves hunt primarily from nightfall to daybreak as a result of they're tougher for his or her prey to see at nighttime than in daylight and as a result of their superior sense of scent offers one other benefit over their prey.”

Jean Barton has been writing her column within the Daily News for the reason that early 1990s. She may be reached by e-mail at

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