The Big O Franch Produce

We love to work our hands into rich, fertile soil. There are few things more satisfying then harvesting a green bounty moments from your front door step. When we moved to the franch we inherited a modest citrus and avocado grove. The trees were laden with fruit, and we are learning to make the most of our colorful bounty.  We are in the midst of collecting the Big O Franch produce bounty!

As operations on the Big O Franch mature, we will add year-round gardens and berry patches. For now, we are up to our elbows in citrus.  As San Diego Franchers we have the perfect climate for growing a wonderful assortment of delicious fruits and vegetables. Currently, our gardening expertise allows us to grow large abundant gophers, but as we become skilled at our craft we hope to offer more fresh produce for sale!

We are learning to make marmalade, dried lemons, salted lemons, and limoncello. Lemon curd is next on the hit list. This summer we grew Blue Hopi Corn, and had amazing results! We dried the corn on the ears.

Our method for drying lemons
Our method for drying lemons

 

 

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  1. Lisa Acampora says:

    Hiya. Hope you are doing well and that everything’s hatching for you.. I cannot find your phone number again anywhere, not even on the Big O Franch website (of course I’m blind as a bat) and I didn’t want to just drive up and disturb you. I’ve got a large volume of fertilized heritage midget white turkey eggs (2 females) and fertile muscovy duck eggs and none of my females seem to be able to figure out nesting. The only one sitting partially on a stack of eggs is the muscovy, but she’s not doing it right. My questions are:
    >
    > A) Do you want about half or more of the fertile turkey eggs for hatching?
    > B) Are you done with the incubator or do you have muscovy eggs that are almost hatched so I can trick her into thinking she’s hatched them herself, and I’ll give you all her fertile but not hatched eggs?
    > C) Do you already have one of those higher capacity barrel pluckers or a better way to pluck, or do you want to go in halfsies on one with me?
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    > I’m thinking I might only aim to hatch out 3 or 4 turkeys a year for my deepfreeze and relatives, so I really don’t need the capacity these girls are producing, and I like the muscovy ducks so much better anyway and would rather have about 6 ducks a year for eating, so while I can eat some of these eggs I’d rather not waste fertilized ones for that.
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    > I plucked a little mallard duck carcass, and it took bloody forever, so I can see what you meant about labor instensive. I’ve looked at everything from the drill “fingers” to the plucking barrels, and all the folks on the backyard chicken forum say that’s the way to go if you are doing more than 1 or 2 birds. I don’t know if you’re the slightest bit interested in getting one. But if you are interested, I can’t afford the whole price, and I wouldn’t be using it at the capacity you would, so it could stay at your house or mine depending on which scenario would be better for you. Just an idea.
    >
    > Anyways,
    > my phone number again is 760 788-3926 (26507 Bellbottom Way in the SD Estates) if you don’t mind giving me a call with your thoughts on all of the above?
    >
    > Thanks again,
    >
    >

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