Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring Is Bustin' Out All Over & I'm Feelin' Kinda Nutty!

Before I left for London/Paris last week, my trusty Chico blog-mistress took me
over to the nearby, friendly agricultural community of Durham...Spring is in the air...and so is Olga, the Traveling Bra!...to see the acres and acres of almond orchards, with rows and rows of trees
busting out all over with beautiful, pink, fluffy, blossoms! I'm just hanging around in Durham, California
Their sweet scent filled the air for miles around and....
Ahhhh!...just keep the bees away from me!

California is the only state in the U.S. that grows almonds (over a billion pounds annually)...and out of the over 550,000 acres of almond orchards in California, about 40,000 them are located right here in Butte County.
See?...
I told you Chico is where the nuts come from!
Shake Me Till My NUTS FALL OFF!
Almonds are harvested by this machine called a Shaker.
It takes each almond tree in it's padded grasp and then shakes it like cRaZy
until the tree releases it's nuts and they fall to the ground.CLICK ME FOR MORE GREAT ALMOND INFORMATION!
And that is why...
when you're talking nuts 'round here....remember:
It's an "al-mond" if it's still on the tree...
and an "a-mond" (like "salmon") after it's been harvested.
Because...
Those nuts have had the "L" shaken outta them!

For more almond information, recipes, or to buy some REALLY tasty almonds for yourself, check out Maisie Jane's California Sunshine located right here in Chico. I just love her Orange & Spice Almonds...but the Cowboy BBQ, Herb & Garlic, and Tamari almonds are awesome too...oh, and don't even get me started on those Dark Chocolate Almonds...

19 Bodacious Comments (so far) ~ Add Yours!:

Lee said...

Let's see...a bra filled with nuts. Doesn't that make you a jock strap? :0)

meleah rebeccah said...

I told you Chico is where the nuts come from!

HAHAHAH

xxoo

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Lee - I think you have me confused with my cousin, Frank! Thank GAWD!!!
~Olga

Well yeah Meleah - I just wanted to make sure ya'll don't think I'm making this stuff UP! :)
~Olga

Drowsey Monkey said...

For some reason I never thought about nuts growing on trees...LOL. Almond trees....interesting. You're a very educational bra. :D

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

You're scaring me Drowsey...what did you think nuts grew on? On second thought...don't answer that. ;)
~Olga

Drowsey Monkey said...

olga ... LOL! Well, I thought they came from the bulk isle at the grocery store.

MedStudentWife said...

So thats how they are harvested - I never would have thunk. Pretty kwel technology.

Fidel & I drove through the area a few years back, on our honeymoon road trip:). Think we stopped in a Togo's.. maybe your neck of the woods.

*lol* over Christmas this year,there were cases of nuts for bulk sale.I have expected you to pop outta one of them :0

Robert said...

:0 at what Meleah said....:))))..I have hauled Blue Dimond almonds out of Californeeaaa a few times...which makes me a little nutty I guess...

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and her Mom said,
Hmm, a machine that actually shakes trees. Never knew about those before.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Well, I'm just tickled pink I could ed-u-cate everyone about our delicious California a-monds!

(Despite hanging around some pretty big boobs most my life - I'm NOT a dumb bra'wd...in fact, I bet you'd be surprised at just how much I've got packed into these ol' DD's!)

catscratch diva said...

Very, very cool and educational lesson!!!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

We grow nuts here in Hollydale as well. The Bocce` Nut is a favorite amoung my Norweigion comrads, and are raised in the sand.

Song for Olga ...

Bocce` Nut!, Bocce` Nut!, ohh Bocce` Bocce` Bocce` ... Bocce` Nut! (repeat 72 times, or until wraped with duct tape)

You know, the almond is in my bestest candy bar, the "Almond Cat". I eat them while sitting on a shaker, going "ieieiei eieieie eieieie ah aha aha ha eiei eieieie".

Yes, you are #1 my fellow ... err, Bra-wd. The Hollydale page thanks you for all the good times, and all the great pictures. Here's to OLGA!!!!!!! Hoooo Rayyyy!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Glad I could enlighten you, Diva! Now U R smrter!
~Olga

Speedy - Why am I not surprised there are nuts in Hollydale?!...& how come I can just SEE YOU doing that on a Shaker! Perhaps because you're my #1 nut too!? ;)
~Olga

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

Those are some serious tree climbing skills you've got there!

And thanks for stumbling my foreplay blog. I was so surprised when I looked at my google analytics and my hits went up to 400 in a day! That was crazy. My boyfriend's going to be so mad that so many people read that :P (that was the horrible thing I was threatening I guess).

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

You're welcome Big Momma! That WAS a hilarious & genius post! :)
~Olga

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Big Momma Pimples really hit the blogging jackpot, hubby not ...

Did you use the CODE??? I keep meaning to send a memo, but you know I have no sense of time.

I went out and gots me a big ole sack of walnuts! They sounded good, and good for my heart too. I have a 4 valve, over tummy cam and turbo blogging boost.

nursemyra said...

beautiful blossoms

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Walnuts or wah-nuts Speedy?
~Olga

Thanks Nursie! Yours are too! ;)
~Olga

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