Thursday, August 18, 2016

Blue Cut Fire. West Cajon Valley. Bee Hives. Property Loss.









 Our prayers go out to everyone who has been displaced and our deepest sympathies are extended to Jack Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs King and everyone who suffered loss of life, livestock, pets and property by this devastating fire.


As soon as we saw the smoke from Rainbow Ranch Farms (8/16/2016) in Pinon Hills, Dennis and I went to check on Jacks property to move the honey bees (Robert and Jennifer King) to a safe place.



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We pleaded with the fire department to allow us to rescue the livestock (honey bees), but we were told no because it was unsafe. Later we were told that the fire burned through our property very fast due to the quick shift in winds.

We spoke with Leanne Sutter of ABC-7 news and she stated that she had just come from that area and that it was a fast moving fire.

 

On Wednesday Aug. 17 2016 we tried all day to gain access to the property, in an attempt to rescue the honey bees. Eventually San Bernardino County Deputies sent a detective to take us to the property. While at the command station we were interviewed by the Daily Press regarding the situation.

Once at the property, the deputies could not allow us to exit the vehicle due to regulations.



 

Later I called for some more help and Dael Wilcox helped by allowing me to accompany him, since he was doing a news report on the Blue Cut Fire. Dael is also a beekeeper and together we searched for living bees, Queens and hives that could be saved.

 


 



 

 

Upon arrival we began to search for hives that could be saved. We inspected frames for Queens and found one hive that still had a Queen with bees. They were robbing the honey from the other hives to survive. Although the water buckets had melted from the heat, the surviving bees were still able to get plenty of water.


 

 
 

 


 

 

 

We stabilized 2 bee hives,  and I will go back once the road is open to the general public.


 

Entire hives were driven to ashes. The structures, the cabins and even the front house (Mikes house) were all gone. Hives had been wind blown as far as 200 feet, and honey was streaming along the ground..

 

 

 


Above our heads, this chopper was moving fast to reload his bucket.

 

Our prayers go out to everyone who has been displaced and our deepest sympathies are extended to Jack Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs King and everyone who suffered loss of life, livestock, pets and property by this devastating fire. 





Friday, August 12, 2016

1/lb.-FREE for EVERY 10/lbs .A-La-Cart Sat.Aug. 13, 2016

Come prepared to load up on all your favorite proteins from the Artisan Market, C.S.A. and A-La-Cart Farm Stand and bring a cooler chest w/ice packs. We begin deliveries and shipping on Monday, Aug. 16 for all orders placed by July 22. 

Print the lists below and highlight your wish list. Bring it with you to get 1/lb.-FREE for every 10/lbs. 

A-La-Cart: First come, first serve basis. The prices posted below and the availability of meat applies to Sat. Aug. 12, 2016  farm pick-up only. We can not set aside special orders. Arrive early (before gate open-time) and help perform farm chores. Thank You!

Gates Open at 10:30 A.M. and Close Promptly at 2:00 P.M. on Sat. August 13, 2016.


GET $10.00-OFF On A-La-Cart Meat and Poultry At Check-Out, Just For Showing Up To Farm Pick-Up and saying 
"I Love Rainbow Ranch Farms!"

Print the lists below and highlight your wish list. Bring it with you to get 1/lb.-FREE for every 10/lbs. 

Pay with cash and get an additional 1.25%-OFF!

From Grass-Fed/Finished Heritage "In-Tact" Bull-Beef
Get 1/lb.-FREE BEEF for every 10/lbs. of BEEF You Buy and MIX AND MATCH!

Beef Chuck Roasts $9.89/lb
Top Round $15.89/lb.
Bottom Round $9.89/lb.
Brisket $9.89/lb.
Beef Shoulder Roasts $9.89/lb.
Ground Round $11.79/lb.
Osso Buco $8.79/lb.
FAMILY VALUE BULK Bags Boneless Ribe-Eye Cubes/Kebab $19.89/lb.
Beef Bones $5.99/lb.
Beef Shanks $5.99/lb.
Ox-Tongue $7.99/lb.
Beef Liver $4.99/lb.
Beef Tripe/Honeycomb $7.99/lb.
Beef Brain $6.99/lb.
Mountain Oysters (Lamb Fries) $10.99/lb.


From Grain-Free "In-Tact" Heritage Pork
Get 1/lb.-FREE PORK for every 10/lbs. of PORK You Buy! and MIX AND MATCH!

Hog Leg Roasts (Fresh Ham/Unseasoned/Not Smoked) $8.59/lb.
Hickory Bacon Slices $11.59/lb.
Bacon Ends $10.59/lb.
Fresh Pork Belly (Fresh Side Slabs) $9.29/lb.
Fresh Ground Pork Shoulder $8.59/lb.
Pork Jowl/Pork Cheek $5.99/lb.
Pork Shanks $4.59/lb.
Pork Soup Bones $4.59/lb.
Pork Neck Bones $4.59/lb.
Pork Tongue $6.59/lb.
Pig Ears $4.59/lb.
Pigs Feet $4.59/lb.
Pork Fat (Not Rendered) $5.99/lb.
Pork Lard (Rendered) $7.59/lb.
Casings $10.99/lb.
Hog Tail $9.99/lb.
Piglet Tongue $6.59/lb.
Pork Skins $5.59/lb.

From Grass-Fed/Finished "In-Tact" Heritage Lamb

Lamb Riblets $12.63/lb.
Lamb Rib Chops $13.78/lb.
Lamb Loin $14.99/lb.
Lamb Osso Buco $11.59/lb.
Meaty Lamb Neck $10.59/lb.

From Grass-Fed/Finished "In-Tact" Heritage Chevon/Cabrito/Goat

Goat Shoulder Roasts $10.89/lb.
Fresh Ground Goat $11.49/lb.
Goat Ribs $12.63/lb.
Goat Chops $13.78/lb.
Goat Neck Bones $7.99/lb.
Leg 'O Goat $11.59/lb.

From Free-Range/Grain-Free Heritage Poultry
Get 1/lb.-FREE POULTRY for every 10/lbs. of POULTRY You Buy! and MIX AND MATCH!

Chicken Wings $8.50/lb.
Whole Bone-In Chicken Breasts $9.89/lb.
Chicken Leg/Thigh Quarters $8.99/lb.
Chicken Giblets $7.99/lb.

Gates Open at 10:30 A.M. and Close Promptly at 2:00 P.M. on Sat. August 13, 2016.



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