UC Davis celebrated its 96th annual Picnic Day last month on Saturday April 17th. Picnic Day began in 1909 when the University wanted to showcase the new dairy barn. The attendees in 1909 capped at about 2000, all with their picnic lunches ready to enjoy the open house and activities. This years attendees were estimated […]
Archive | Outdoor Living
I’ve been a composter for quite a few years…piling much of my garden clippings and all of my vegetative kitchen scraps in a three sided bin and layering in leaves that I gather each fall and save for just this purpose. But I’ve always been what some would call a lazy composter…willing to wait for […]
Cow Patties and Mud Pies
I remember long days spent in the wonderment of my backyard. Snapping fresh green beans off of the vine from my mothers vegetable garden or building large erupting volcanoes (thanks to food coloring and a mixture of baking soda and vinegar) The “lava” would flow and so would my imagination.
Those of us living and gardening in Davis are more fortunate than we may realize. We have a kind climate compared to many gardeners…snow is a rare, exciting event, we don’t have prolonged freezes, tornadoes, black flies, humidity…or any number of the trials and tribulations much of the country faces. We do have heat. Our […]
The History of Davis Bank Robberies
Seventy-five years ago, on July 22, 1934, America’s most notorious bank robber, John Dillinger, was gunned down outside a movie theater. As people struggle with an economic situation that has a lot in common with the 1930s and with Johnny Depp now portraying Dillinger in Public Enemies, bank robberies are a hot topic again. Working […]