Fourth of July

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by 1idejim, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup. Pretty much rained all yesterday here in Boston. Fireworks were moved up to the 3rd in anticipation of it. Going to another Sox game tonight.
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  2. Me and the kids had fun watching the parade. Starts only 2 blocks away from my house so good little walk. Only wish we didn't live in a desert. 10 am and already 86.


  3. AI Inc

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    That's funny , a post about living in the desert. Below it it an add from hunter saying " be a hero , save water.
    And smack in between a pic of firefighters wasting water.
  4. Wet_Boots

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    I like the Ford dealer name - Manteca - that translates to 'Lard' according to Armour Star
  5. I promise you, I had nothing to do with that. I saw that also and did catch the irony in it.
  6. Boots, it was a mistake The city as well as other cities in this area were railroad towns. Stops for local ranchers and farmers could get supplies and ship their products... here's a little blurb from wikpidia.....
    " The residents wanted to refer to their new train station as "Cowell Station", but there was already a Cowell Station near Tracy. So, the residents agreed to change the name of the community, choosing "Monteca" as the new name.[3] This was misprinted as "Manteca" (Spanish for lard) by the railroad,[3] and the misspelled version was eventually accepted as the name of the town"

    Most of the towns in the San Joaquin Valley, sometimes referred to as the central valley are pretty much Portuguese communities. So in my city's case though, it was a place of many pigs. As you correctly pointed out, Manteca means lard or fat in Spanish.

    Yes, the valley is a desert that has been transformed into fertile lands because the Portuguese (primarily) were responsible for bringing water from the mountains in the north and the Sierra Mountains.(the north, as jim calls it "State of Jefferson") Los Angles is a desert environment also, hence the reason they STEAL all of our water from North CA.
  7. Wet_Boots

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    "Jake, it's Chinatown."
  8. 1idejim

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  9. That picture doesn't do justice to the beauty of the area you live in, the high mountain prairie that supports cattle deer, some of the best olives, to the high mountains with the beautiful trees and PRISTINE WATER. Its where the biggest river in CA starts, the Sacramento River.

    These other guys don't know what they're missing with the area we live in. When it comes to terrain from the desolate to beauty, you can't beat this area. Now if we could only get rid of some of these idiots in state government.
  10. Wet_Boots

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    some very fine zinfandel comes from Mendocino county

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