Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Take Action!!

I recently received notification that the USDA has approved GMO apples. Please follow the link to tell food companies that we do not want these on the market. Please consider how easy it would be for them to end up in baby food. I know that you would never feed Roundup or similar directly to your child!

Take Action Against GMO Apples

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Annual Bird Counting

Sept 2014
I recently came across The Great Backyard Bird Count. It is a program that Cornell University along with some other organizations launched in 1998 to collect bird numbers from individuals. It is free to get started, but you do have to register for an online account. The counting takes place in Feb each year. For 2015, it is going on now through the 16th. I did my count this morning for 15 minutes. The only problem I discovered was that I could only identify 3 of the 11 birds I saw. One great thing about this website is that it keeps up with your totals from year to year. I would love to see the wildlife changes through the years of owning my property. My only concern is that it might depress me if the numbers are anything like the honey bee population decline I have seen in just 5 years. (Last year the number of honey bees in my yard seemed to finally be on the increase.)

Quote of the Day

Masanobu Fukuoka, the premier natural gardener, once said, "The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings."

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

"If we have $20 in our pocket, food in the refrigerator, clothes on our back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, we are richer than 75% of the people in the world". A quote from Andrea's post 10 Ways To Live In Contentment and Have Enough.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Quote for the Day

India"Give me passion, pursuits, wholeness, healing, compassion, mercy, reconciliation, audacious goals, beauty, love, grace, kindness, tender touch…give me those instead, and let me not be distracted by anything less" from Rachel at the Small Notebook blog.