Monthly Archives: March 2017

chemical killers

The Environmental Working Group (an organization of scientists, researchers and policymakers), says certain types of organic produce can reduce the amount of toxins you consume on a daily basis by as much as 80 percent, thereby reducing your risk of … Continue reading

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God’s territory

A NY Times piece recounts the work of two men of the cloth, one Protestant, one Catholic, who ministered to the likes of Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess during the war crime trials at Nuremburg Prison in 1946. Both were … Continue reading

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surprise

First the storms of winter woke us, Then the rains came down to soak us, And now, before the eye can focus, Crocus!

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Rules? What rules?

Never garden or farm by a set of rules; Nature doesn’t work that way. Garden by feel; by what seems right. Touch your soil deeply. Taste it even. Know your weather, your rain and sun. Learn from what works best … Continue reading

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sweet melons

They say Honeydew melons are especially sweet when grown in areas of cool, cloudy weather. I say if you live in an area of cool, cloudy weather, then move. Grow some other kind of melon.

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Repairs

I left a big part of my soul in Vietnam 50 years ago. I mourn that loss still. My journey into recovery from PTSD — into growth, wholeness, and peace — lay in great part with a garden. Here there … Continue reading

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Lost farm

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sounds right to me

once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. — e. e. cummings

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crazy.

War makes you crazy. The VA recognized that in 1980, when it added PTSD to the list of veteran disabilities, and the list of walking wounded from that diagnosis would be far bigger if it weren’t for the stigma that … Continue reading

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“food”

Super-processed food accounts for nearly 60 per cent of an average American’s energy intake. It’s found in the center aisles of a supermarket, but it’s not real food and you can’t grow it in your vegetable garden. (You do have … Continue reading

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