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Grafting When you think of grafting in the Central Valley of California, generally horticulture comes to mind. Every citrus, peach, plum, nectarine, and a whole bunch of others are all grafted from a rootstock to the particular desired variety of fruit. This is a very intricate and precise process, an experienced grafter can make it…
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Overcoming Fear

Overcoming fear About a year ago, I began seeing a boy named Caleb, a boy that was afraid to pray. As I was looking back on our first session together, I recalled the time when we were having devotions, and I asked him if he had any prayer requests. Caleb got very uneasy and seemed…
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A Sanctuary for Children

A SANCTUARY FOR CHILDREN Orlando not pictured in photo. In the fall of last year, I began to mentor a boy named Orlando. Orlando, like many of the children we serve at Crown Valley Youth Ranch, had experienced pain early on in his life. He’s a child of a single mother, as his father had…
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Patience in the Learning

PATIENCE IN THE LEARNING As one of the CVYR horse team members, I’m usually just doing tune ups on older horses or educating fellow mentors on techniques to understand how horses think and learn. So when we purchased our first rescue, a mare about 6 years old, I was excited to maybe have the opportunity…
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