Monday, March 28, 2011

Monsanto

Today my plan was to sit at the computer and Google Monsanto subsidiaries and products. My goal was to find who they own and what they make so I can make sure my family avoids them. Whew what a can of worms. This company covers its tracks well thats for sure. I am going to provide a link here for you all to check out.

Needless to say it is going to be difficult to avoid their vast reach. Seeing as the local super Walmarts organic foods could all be carried around in a hand basket. Thank goodness growing season is upon us and i can do my best to grow us some yummy food, that is if the neighborhood cats dont dig up my seedlings again! That was heart breaking for sure.
You know what I would like to do? I want to rent out the little grocery store on the corner and open up my own grocery store with GMO free products. Well thats all I have to rant about right now.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Warmer Weather

What beautiful weather we have been having!! We spent the weekend at the lake with Barts family and that was a blast. The kids loved playing in the water and with the cousins. To my surprise they all slept in the kid tents. To my dismay I am older and the sleeping bag on the ground did not really work for me. WE will be camping a lot this warm season, with an air mattress of course!
Today was in the mid 80's and its fabulous. To think about a month ago it was 4 degrees and we had snow. You gotta love Oklahoma, if you don't like the weather wait 15 minutes lol.
   I started some more seeds today and bought some plants from the nursery. Well first i purchased a strawberry plant from Walmart, then decided to go to Montgomery's and the had a great selection of healthy plants. Not only were they in better condition , they were cheaper!I bought a beautiful lavender bush for $8.99 Stevia for $3.99 and a lovely strawberry plant with little green berries already on it for $1.59. Oh and a 5 pound bag of red seeder potato's for $2.99. I am so excited to have a kitchen garden. Hopefully i will get over to my Mother in Laws house soon to help get the big garden started. It will be great to work with her and learn about how to garden in Oklahoma. OK so today I started three different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, heirloom chocolate brown bell peppers, heirloom black zuchinni, heirloom salad greens and, luffa gourds! A week or so ago I had planted cilantro, green basil, purple basil, thyme and bunch onions. Yesterday i noticed the cilantro is sprouting and today the purple basil.What a wonderful gift are seeds? Such tiny things that produce life giving food filled with vitamins and minerals. It is truly a miracle. My amazing and hardworking hubby is picking up the tiller today so we can get the front yard all ready to go for more of my planting madness.I think I have Spring Fever! I hope you catch it from me!! Mwahahahahaha...


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