Here at Jones Ranch we are enjoying a break in the weather, and our plucky friends in Pt Judith keep producing, despite grappling with the nastiest storms of the season yet. Consequently, we will have some domestics this week, while Eastern fish continues to be abundant. Crab availability remains good, while pricing remains stupid. Our urchin friends are diving today, so look for good availability of urchin, both whole and tubbed, Western Pack.
We had a rousing Christmas here and are, to be honest, pretty tired. Oysters and Lamb respect no holidays so on we burn. Three Cheers to our crew members who persevered through the holiday!! Alejandro, Pat and Payton!!!
Christmas Outing at Jones Ranch.
On a piscatorial note, A juvenile giant squid visited Toyama Bay, Japan and was filmed by a local diver.
And, closer to home, an Oarfish, a gigantic, slithery denison of the deep, washed up on Catalina Island
Meanwhile, back in Pt Judith
Department of New Horizons.
Are you tired of the Seattle Culinary Mosh Pit? Does moving to a cold, lonely island appeal to you? Do you need to get rid of a troublesome line cook? Like huffing PVC glue? Glue sniffing habit causing trouble in the kitchen? We've got the solution!
Jones Farms is looking to hire a Algae wizard. We feed our oncoming generations of juvenile shellfish six species of phytoplankton cultivated in a series of flasks, tubs, bags and tanks. The job requires a detail oriented, steadfast character and involves a lot of systems building/maintenance/ experimentation.
This job is uniquely suited to someone with a culinary background. At it's essence, growing algae is like preparing thousands of gallons of bone stock daily. We are looking for a stock maker/biologist with the soul of a plumber, or a plumber with the soul of a biologist.
Lopez Island is quite beautiful, friendly, and convenient to nowhere. It has been our home for 25 years now, has an excellent school, a very limited, but extremely eager and somewhat predatory dating pool and happens to grow some of the finest oysters in the world.
Pay starts at $15hr+. Profit sharing based on production. No tips.
Call Ivan for Lopez Island dating advice. Concerning the job, call Nick. 360-468-0533.