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Book Title: The Amazing Story Of The Fabulous Medjool Date|
The size of the: 874 KB
Edition: Marc Paulsen Press
Date of issue: June 24th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780977473724
The author of the book: Marc E. Paulsen
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books The Amazing Story Of The Fabulous Medjool Date:Well-written book covering the history and cultivation of this most famous variety of date. Includes 100 Date recipes.
The Medjool date rates at the top in desirability The “Medjool” date is a charter member of this rarefied fraternity of high value by virtue of its amazing history of propagation from antiquity, its decidedly matchless qualities as a food product and the intense difficulty of its cultivation and processing. It is not simply a “date” but rather the “Royal Superior” of all dates! Growing Medjools is incredibly labor intensive Medjool date palm trees require ten to fifteen years to mature to maximum production. Thoughtful, careful and precise nurturing is demanded at every step along the way. Few are aware of the astonishing degree of human labor necessary to realize a successful crop of this very unusual and delectable fruit. Dedicated workers ascend into the treetops numerous times during each growing season to perform these difficult tasks: pruning, de-thorning, pollinating, fruit cluster thinning, fruit arm training, individual fruit bunch bagging to protect from birds, insects and weather and, finally, harvesting. The thinning process alone is exceedingly time consuming. Working at top speed, one man can thin only six palm trees a day. There are numerous other necessary jobs below the spreading palms such as irrigating, field leveling, tilling, fertilizing, equipment manufacture and repair and even the trapping of root-eating rodents. Buy the book at: http://visibilityunlimitedpress.com/
Read information about the authorMarc Paulsen was born of Danish parentage in Willow River, Minnesota,in 1933. He chuckles when noting the doctor’s charge for his birth (in the doctor’s home) was five dollars! In 1942, his family moved to Portland, Oregon, where Marc’s father worked helping build a new aluminum plant which would furnish material for World War Two airplanes. Marc was adventurous, leaving home on a number of exciting excursions while still in his early teens. Considered independent and somewhat rebellious (which he readily admits), early teenage escapades included hitchhiking through many states, riding steam freight trains with hobos and working at a surprising number of unique and diverse jobs. At age fourteen, he spent a month all alone “feeding cattle” in high ranch country which required driving a team of draft horses. With only one year of formal high school, his father finally “laid down the law” and said, “Either go to work full-time…or go to school!” Marc chose work.
Achieving journeyman status as a bricklayer at age twenty-one, Marc became a foreman at twenty-two, was drafted into the U.S. Army at twenty-three and shipped to Germany on a troopship. In the service, he was taught to type, learned Army administration, was assigned work as a mechanic’s “helper,” ran a carpenter shop, and finished his tour as a Specialist 4th Class project manager with two Sergeants First Class, two thirteen-man squads, a pair of two and a half ton trucks and a Jeep, driver and interpreter...all reporting directly to him. On return, he worked at many occupations which included brickmason, masonry contractor, general contractor, national trade show manager, metal salvager, interior design and furnishings store owner, sawmill project manager and airplane sales and quite a few others in between. Avocations have included fishing and hunting, auto racing, motorcycle racing (he has a Class-A Main-Event motocross trophy), antiques, rare book collecting, owning antique autos, writing, world traveling and flying. Marc’s infatuation with airplane flight began in 1943 when, as a ten-year-old, he looked up to the skies and gazed in amazement as great formations of Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortresses” soared overhead on their way from manufacture in Seattle to the sunny climes of California and the U.S. Southwest. They were flying to new airfields built expressly for training “advanced” pilots who would ultimately fly them into WWII combat. When Marc’s older cousin returned from Army Air Corps duty after the big war, he purchased a flight for Marc in the renowned Piper “J3” Cub. The moment he became old enough (and earned a modest amount of money) he began flight lessons. Although a full 12 years elapsed from his first flight lesson until the day he received his pilot’s license, his interest in airplanes never flagged. Marc proceeded to own 10 different airplanes and enjoy an exciting involvement with aviation that lasted over twenty years, all at a time when small used airplanes were surprisingly inexpensive.
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