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Buenos días, my friends

Diego, the Dixie Chile Ranch Vaquero here.

9 new Blueberry Plants (3 Climax, 3 Tiffblue 3 Briteblue)

NewBlueberry Plants

We’ve just received our blueberry plants:Tiffblue, Briteblue and Climax varieties, and they’ll be getting planted in the next couple of days.

Triple Crown Blackberry with seasons first leaves

Triple Crown Blackberry with seasons first leaves

So will our triple crown blackberries, and we’re looking forward to sweet and succulent blueberries and blackberries in the years to come.

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Dixie Chile Ranch

Here’s a photo so you can see we’ve plowed the large garden area where the majority of our varieties of chiles will be planted, along with bell peppers, tomatoes, beans (Roma and Blue Lake), purple hull peas, cucumbers, potatoes, eggplants, and other vegetables.

Our local strawberry farmer is fertilizing and watering in anticipation of a late April harvest, so keep your eyes here as to the first sell date for strawberries for the 2013 growing season. As we say around here, “Pueden nuestras frutas y verduras llevar alegría a tu mesa.” (May our fruits and vegetables bring joy to your dining table.)

Be sure and register at http://www.uniongroveproduce.com for the ‘You Click – We Pick’ program!

Well, I need to do some dirt wrangling. Hasta luego, ya’ll –
Diego

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Riding Herd on the Chile

Diego the Chile Cowboy

Diego the Chile Cowboy at the Dixie Chile Ranch

Buenos días, my friends

As I’m out on the Chile pepper range, here’s what we Chile Cowboys sing:
Come along folks, and listen to my tale,
I’ll tell you of my troubles on the ol’  Chile trail,
Come a ay – yi – yippee-yippee-yay, yippee yay,
Come a ay – yi – yippee-yippee-yay, yippee yay.
Or
We’re headin’ for the big chile round-up,
We’ll all saddle up today and ride, cowboy, ride
To corral each chile, rope and brand’em
We’re headin’ for the big chile round-up.

Get along, little chiles, get along, get along,
Get along, little chiles, get along,
Get along, little chiles, get along, get along,
We’re headin’ for the big chile round-up.
Movin’, movin’, movin’,
Keep that chile movin’
Headin’ for the baskets at the ranch –

Just treat ‘em sweet an’ tender
So they’ll be someone’s dinner
Show the taste they’re raised with
On the cookstove range!

Move ’em on, head’ em up
Head ’em up, move’ em on
Move ’em on, head’ em up
Yeehaw!
Well …. Maybe I need to get back to ridin’ an’ ropin’ an’ not sing so much.

Hasta luego,
Diego