Brrrr

We’re just a week into Autumn and it’s like someone flipped a switch; temps immediately dipped into the 40s at night and daytime highs haven’t been much above 60°. I’ve had to wear shoes for the first time since last May, and it won’t be long before six different tan lines from various sandals will begin to fade.

The only plants left in the garden now are the peppers and squash. The tomatoes were splitting from the rain we had, so we pulled the plants last week and hung them in the garage. We’re getting 3 or 4 ripe tomatoes a day this way, and we don’t have to worry about a frost.

I have mixed feelings about putting the garden to bed for the winter. Although I enjoy doing it, it’s a lot of work harvesting and preserving the produce, so, to be honest, I’m looking forward to the down time.

But even though I canned, froze or dehydrated everything I could get my hands on, I know it’s not enough to get us through to the next growing season. That means we’re going to have to suck it up and start buying produce at the grocery store again, and ours doesn’t have a very large organic section.

Ya know, it kind of irritates me that I even have to look for an organic section in the produce department.

It also irritates me that Miley Cyrus’ new haircut got more national attention than Prop 37 has.

Go ahead. Look up Prop 37. I’ll wait.

Did you know that, as a rule, seeds cannot be patented, but GMO seed can. So while you’re at it, do some research about GMO seeds being sterile. Research how these GMO crops are cross pollinating with heirloom varieties. Can you see where this might be problematic? Oh, and btw, if they do cross pollinate, through no fault of your own, Monsanto won’t hesitate to sue your ass for violating those patents.

So if you believe that developing GMO seed was done in an effort to help feed the world, you’re sadly mistaken. It’s about money. It’s about greed. It’s about power and control.

And even sadder, it’s about us being more interested in some celebrity’s hair than we are in the quality of the food we put into our bodies.

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  • Published: Sep 28th, 2012
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T.G.I.F.

It’s 4:00 on Friday afternoon. There’s really no point in pretending to work, so before I head out, I thought I’d share a few things that made me chuckle this week…

 


 



 

 

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