Green House Pictures
In the picture below, friends of our family are helping us with alot of the bull work of mixing compost, top soil, peat moss and vermiculite. It's sort of the mix that the guy from the Square Foot Gardening book uses. I have reservations about using the vermiculite. I've heard of health concerns with it as far as breathing the dust. We've never done a mix like this in the past so I'm wondering if it is going to work. I'm actually kind of sceptical about it. If it was just up to me I think I'd just stick with the top soil. We have a very large pile of it from when my dad built his pole building. They scraped off the top soil and put it in a pile a number of years ago. We have really good top soil here and stuff grows very well in it so really I don't think we need to add amendments to it other than compost. But since we're trying this mix, we'll see.
In this next picture you can see some of the plants they put in that same day. Our friends Christine and Diane started plants for us at their houses. This is a group effort. Like I said the other day it wouldn't be near as fun going it alone. It's one thing to grow food for yourself it's another thing entirely to grow it for dozens of families.
How to use Your IRS Rebate check.......
As you may have heard, each of us will be getting a tax rebate
to stimulate the economy.
If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to
If we spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs. If we purchase
computer it will go to India. If we purchase fruits and vegetables
will go to Honduras and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it
go to Japan. If we purchase useless stuff it will go to Taiwan and none
it will help the American economy.
We need to keep that money here in America. The only way to keep
money here at home is to spend it at
Yard Sales , since those are the only businesses left owned
by Americans !!
Well, I thought it was kind of funny.
In my opinion America is coming under Gods judgment. I think it's been coming for a long time, but we can really see it now. People have turned their backs on God. They've made their choice so He's handing them over to depravity and strong delusion. The rulings coming out of the judicial system are ludicrous. Insanity is prevailing. Evil is called good and good is called evil.
Seems to me the writing has been on the wall for a while and now. The way I see it the only thing that would stem the coming tide would be for a mass repentance. But, I'm afraid everyone are too anesthetized with self indulgence to turn it around. I think it's time for all true believers to get serious about their faith and batten down the hatches.
Now is the time to make preparations even if a little late. Instead of being completely dependant on buying all your food in grocery stores why not plant a small intensive garden? If you don't have the space plant in containers. I see container gardens quite alot when I'm out and about. If you absolutely are not inclined to plant anything or just cannot, due to lifestyle, physical limitations or commitments, then seek out a local farmer and support them with your dollars instead of sending it off to some multinational corporation. Or pay a neighbor to raise a little extra for you.
Even here out in the country there aren't many people who raise their own food. There's alot of hunters. At least there is that. But, if there is a major crisis in our economy, even in the country, I believe that wild game would become scarce with all those hungry hunters. Lakes and streams might even get fished out. So I wish alot more people would start raising their own food. Even a small potato patch would at least put something solid in your stomach though not very nutritional.
At least with the rising food prices more people will be considering putting in a garden. I wish every home in America had a garden in the backyard. Or even front yard for that matter.
Until Next Time