THE MOXEE DIRT DIARIES ...

Welcome to the Moxee dirt diaries. We feel it is important to share our experiences with our customers, friends, and anybody interested in what we are up to. We hope you enjoy our stories and please stay as long as you want. Thank you!

Rooted Valley
July 25, 2016

Thank you for the great write up...
http://www.rootedvalley.com/blueberry-night/

Close the Gate
July 20, 2016

For this one farmer the worries are over, lie down and rest your head,
Your time has been and struggles enough, put the tractor in the shed. 
 
Years were not easy, many downright hard, but your faith in God transcended,
Put away your tools and sleep in peace. The fences have all been mended.
 
You raised a fine family, worked the land well under the hot, summer sun,
Hang up your shovel inside the barn; your work on earth is done.
 
A faith few possess led your journey thru life, often a jagged and stony way,
The sun is setting, the crops are harvested and here now is the end of your day.
 
Your love of God's soil has passed on to your kin, the stories flow like good beer,
Wash off your boots in the puddle of rain, for there is nothing more to fear.
 
You always believed that the good Lord would provide and He always had somehow,
Take off your gloves and put them away, no more sweat and worry for you now.
 
Your labor is done, your home now is heaven; no more must you wait,
Your legacy lives on, your love of the Land, and yes Dad - we will close the gate ...
 
Poem Adapted by Mark Roy & Read at Funeral

One Last Farm Ride
July 19, 2016

Lester W Roy the founder of Roy Farms Inc. has risen to his final resting place... http://www.yakimaherald.com/obituaries/lester-w-roy/article_f514f576-495...

Pretty Little Predators
July 5, 2016

An Aplomado Falcon perches outside a blueberry field, protecting our blueberry crop from smaller individual birds, often pursuing them for long distances. Rather than intimidating large flocks, this beautiful bird’s direct pursuit-style protects from individual birds that can sneak in unnoticed and attract other birds, causing significant damage to a crop.

Red, White, & Blueberries
July 1, 2016

O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we harvest at the twilight's last gleaming….
 
As we send off the deep reds of cherry harvest, and bring in the bright blues of blueberry harvest, from all of us at Roy Farms, we wish you happy, healthy Fourth of July.

Cherry Fact #1
June 22, 2016

Did you know that cherries can naturally increase melatonin production? Melatonin has soothing effects on neurons in the brain, calming the nervous system. It can help improve sleep quality, relieve neurosis, insomnia, and even headaches.

National Geographic Documentary
June 22, 2016

Last year National Geographic spent 6 days making a documentary on Falcon Force Bird Abatement Services, after a long-long year they finally released the footage today...
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/falconers-protect-farms/

Family Owned & Operated for Four Generations
June 17, 2016

Cheers, to all the past, present & future fathers!

June in Moxee: A Poem For You
June 7, 2016

Cherries are Red,
Skies are Blue,
Our Hops are Taller than You!

Sneak Peak: Cherry Crop
June 2, 2016

Harvest has begun, and it looks delicious!
Photo Credit: Washington State Fruit Commission

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