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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 64
gathered and stored before the rains we had dried figs to eat all winter. The history of the Mission Fig is a rarely interesting one. The trees as the decades passed became impressively large and gave to the home an air of nobility. _ Aug. 1932. The yellowing of the orchard foliage in the autumn was often a glowing sight in the fall. The apricot coloration was sometimes tangible sunshine. The figs at Little Oak are now 66 years old. Drought in the last ten years has been hard on them and this year, 1933, and last, 1932, the tops have broken badly. Cf. _Fig Culture in California_ by Ira J. Condit (Cal. Agr. Extension Service Circ. 77, Oct. 1933). History of Introduction of Mission Fig, p. 3. -Almond Culture in California. Cal. Agr. Extension Service. Circular 103. Jan, 1937.  ::::::::: The Migrating Geese The wild geese began to come down from the far north in October and November. All summer they had been in the marshes and small lakes spread in countless numbers over the vast uninhabited wilderness of northern lands bordering the Arctic Ocean - feeding in a land of plenty and breeding _ in a land care free of white men. Now they are going south to escape the rigors of the northern winter _ south to the highlands of Mexico. Flocks of them in orderly v-shaped formations moving steadily and rapidly with occasional loud cries their places in the blue overhead taken by fresh companies as they kept moving steadily and rapidly on. From early
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