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Oranges and their Savior, the Great and Powerful Wind Machine

No, it’s not mirrors and magic like the Great and Powerful Oz, nor is it the Son of God hanging on a cross, but a life-saving wind machine.

The Great and Powerful Wind Machine that saves oranges from the Wicked Witch of Winter Frost

The Great and Powerful Wind Machine that saves oranges from the Wicked Witch of Winter Frost

Today, the day after Easter, it took on a symbolic meaning to me as I looked up at it from the orange’s perspective. ย I’d never thought like an orange before, and maybe you haven’t either, but here’s your chance.

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  1. I remember many years ago when the orange harvest froze in California. And the prices went up sk yhigh over in Eroupe. Interesting “mill” that look after the oranges best interest. Like you little bunny … here.


        • Here is what you post into a text widget if you want the rabbit.

          If you want something else copy the url of the picture or animation and put it between the quotation marks. It works like a charm. Even adding things to a comment. You have to be in edit mode on your dashboard, not in this screen, but then you can add it. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • No, it’s a hairless fan. Nobody with any hair uncovered would go near it when it’s blowing because it’s also 20 degrees and night time. They never run during the day because the temperature doesn’t stay that low in the day time here. So, Sylvia, our hair is safe with that fan!!! hahahah ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Wow…. that is really interesting. I’ve never seen such a “fan”. Are there many placed throughout the field? didn’t they used to use ‘smudge pots’ or something like that? This seems MUCH cleaner!


    • Yes, yes, and yes! I should have posted more of the pictures I took. I debated about putting in a slideshow just to put them in without talking about them. But I thought that picture was so great it deserved to be by itself. I’ll do another article tomorrow. Thanks for the comment, Kathy. ๐Ÿ™‚ xox


    • Yes. I’m in the Central Valley of California. We sometimes get below freezing, and if it stays in the low 30s high 20s for too long the crop is ruined. If it goes lower than that, the trees are ruined. ๐Ÿ™‚





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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