|Posted by stonedragonfarm on February 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM|
Somehow I guess I forgot there was a blog on here! Didn't post at all last year. Too much going on, I guess!
I've added a barn cat, lost her 6 months later to feline leukemia. Added 3 weird hens, including a true drama queen named Mocha! But they lay good eggs (and they are fed all organic feeds, scratch & layer mash both)
I have made it a crusade to get all GMO foods out of my house, but I'm not totally successful, as my daughter and son-in-law don't seem to believe how much a danger GMOs really pose. After all, Jennifer says, the USDA doesn't even require labeling, so how bad can they be? Well, when the head of Food Safety, and several on the board of the USDA are Monsanto people (government/corporate revolving door at work here), how can you trust anything they say regarding the (unproven) safety of GMO foods? If the rest of the family chooses to eat without worrying about them, that is their prerogative. I for one will not be putting any more of them in my mouth than necessary! VERY FEW processed foods! I have my own garden (drought permitting) where I grow organic, heirloom vegetables.
Got a 20' X 26' spot in the front horse lot where the round pen used to be. Good compost there, good soil, and I had a really nice crop last year. I had cantaloupe, cucumbers, tomatoes, black-eyed peas, sweet corn, sunflowers, baby limas, summer & winter squash, basil... I even had a family or two of baby rabbits raised in the shade of the pea plants & cantaloupe, safe from predators (except while Sasha was here) because of the fencing! Had no problem with them eating much of the garden, so I was happy to share a little security & space with them!
Randy is retired, disabled, and we finally got approval on his Social Security disability. Actually, it was rather quick, but seemed like FOREVER... He turns 62 in April, so would have been eligible for regular SSI, but it wouldn't have been enough to get by on. Still won't but it sure eases things a bit!