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Did you know that just like there are endangered species, there are endangered soils? Pictured here is the California State soil, known as the San Joaquin series, which covers half a million acres across the state and produces billions of dollars worth of food per year, including wheat, rice, figs, almonds, oranges, grapes, and livestock. While these soils are relatively fertile, they have a characteristic layer at about 40-75cm formed by a build up of clay and referred to as a hardpan or a duripan, that is so rock solid that roots and water are unable to penetrate. Once large enough tractors came on the scene in the early 1900s, farmers began deeply plowing, or ripping through the hardpan, creating incredibly productive agricultural soils, but at the loss of a small piece of our natural history. -------------------------------------
This soil also happens to harbor a fungus called coccidioides immitis, which is responsible for Valley fever, and is readily inhaled by Central Valley residents via airborne dust common in these heavy agricultural regions. UC Davis studies have shown, however, that cover cropping plus reduced tillage can minimize erosion and thus, the amount of airborne dust in these regions, improving PM10 levels and overall human health!
I'm not sure if I'm trying to be her, or if I'm trying to imagine life as the man seeing this image with his own eye. Either way, I think I'd be happy if either were true. For what this picture represents is freedom, a sense of beauty and bliss. A kind of heaven here on Earth. I wonder how I can draw this inspiration into my life. What could I create if this was the starting point. This is Airla #airlaorg#insight#writing#newideas#retrospection#psychedelic#wonder#peaceful#awe
The Mudi! These dogs are absolutely stunning! These dogs were bred for herding purposes. They can from Hungary. They stand 15-18.5 inches tall and weigh 18-28.75 pounds. They can live to be 12-14 years old. This sheepdog was bred to herd any type of cattle or livestock in its hometown Hungary. These dogs are highly intelligent and very alert, they would be great guard dogs and great for obedience competitions. The Mudi has a fox shaped head, their head is wedged. The Mudi comes in many different colors as in: black, white, yellow, grey, brown, grey-brown with Merle patterns. These dogs are not your everyday city dogs, if you want a Mudi I recommend living in the country.