China Ranch Date Farm in California with Zeb, Soapy Smith and JB Duck

We are going to a farm today, but a farm in the Death Valley area.   The date farm is 2 miles away.

China Ranch is 2 miles from here.

China Ranch is 2 miles from here.

Look at this road.   This will not be a farm like we usually see.

Is there really a farm down this road?

Is there really a farm down this road?

But even here, we see some cheerful wild flowers.

October rains brought flowers here also

October rains brought flowers here also

In previous years, mines were in these rocks.

Former mine

Former mine

You can see where the miners went in to get silver.   This is a date farm, but what do we, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, know about dates.

We did not know this

We did not know this

This sign tells us that dates are the oldest tree crop.   We did not know that.   These date trees are palm trees.

Date palm trees with Colorado Traveling Ducks in the grassy road

Date palm trees with Colorado Traveling Ducks in the grassy road

We are in the grassy road here.   Can you find us?   There are many types of palm trees.

Now we are sitting in the tree bark

Now we are sitting in the tree bark

We are sitting on the tree trunk, held up by date palm bark.   To move the dates from the date groves to the store, this truck can be used.

To move dates

To move dates

We like this truck.   How did a farm get here in death valley area?   Ah Foo started it.

How did a farm get here?

How did a farm get here?

This farm is possible because there is a river near here, and that is the water source for the farm.   The modest museum has some history and some items used on the farm in the earlier days.

A modest museum

A modest museum

This is a cute museum.   There is a gift shop here and a bakery.

China Ranch gift shop and wonderful bakery

China Ranch gift shop and wonderful bakery

We love bakeries.   We bought date cookies with white chips and date bread.

Let's eat!

Let’s eat!

This is a good place to sit and enjoy our treats.

Sit here and enjoy date treats

Sit here and enjoy date treats

We like China Ranch Date Farm.   For more information visit http://www.chinaranch.com  If you are near Death Valley in Tecopa, California we hope you visit the date farm.

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