Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What's up on the homestead?

Seriously, now, somebody needs to go to camera anonymous!

Last night, we let the chickens out of their coop to run around the yard... I laughed and laughed. Most of the pictures were too blurry from laughing. But here is a little photo journal of their little excursion! I hope you enjoy them!

Dinner tonight.... brats on the grill fresh corn and beans from the garden. MMMM good!

What is a post without the current SUNFLOWER? We picked the first gourds off the vine today. Let 'em dry and onto bird houses! Yee Haa!

I gotta new toy! A bread maker.... yummy!

Have a great night all!

Ps.... don't forget the contest ends the 31st. Make sure you post on the contest post to let me know you are in!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Having a Sunflower Day!

How 'bout you?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Green News from impNERD

Here is the link to a blog post I really enjoyed.

Top 10 Least Talked About Green Technologies

He talks about inflatable solar collectors and solar ovens. He shows graphics of molten salt storage. Bio diesel is a big deal these days... how about from algae. Different ways to harness wind and use of turbines. Painting windows? This is my favorite.... a soft house: turn the sun’s energy into electricity by using textiles. Go ahead.... check out impNERD. He's got links tied to all of these subjects... tell him Christina at CoffeeCoffeeCoffee sent you!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Do we REALLY understand?

.... about the effects of genetically modified foods affect US, not the world in general, but you and me! How does it affect your life? Any clue? Well, there are no studies out there that I have been able to find that says that GM foods are good for you. Studies talk around it and say it is not bad for you. Well, the foods that I eat I want to be good for me. Here are some more articles that m~ from The Suburban Farmer led me to which let me to some others. As always I want to thank my blog friends for sending out the word.

I read some of the excerpts from World Hunger so I bought it. It is on its way. I look forward to sharing insights from this book in future posts. As always, I am very interested in reading more. So my friends.... send me any links that come your way. I truly appreciate it.

Now I am late for work... must run. I hope everyone has GMO free day!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stop Genetically Engineerd Sugar!

Show your support! Sign the letter at Organic Consumers Association. Read the article Stop Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets follow the link at the end to show your support. Read more about Kellogg's and their role in the use of GE sugars in their products here.

Organic Bytes, OCA's twice-per-month email newsletter, offers
useful news tibdbits, tips and information for the green-minded
consumer. Organic Bytes has a readership of over a 250,000
people, making it one of the most popular email newsletters focused on
issues involving health, justice and sustainability. Sign up here.

Do you want to know where your state stands? Just look here!

Want to take a stand? Sign this petition.

Petition to Support U.S. Food Agenda 2015

By signing this petition , I call on U.S. elected officials, political candidates, and regulatory agencies to pursue the following three public policies:

(1) Moratorium on all genetically engineered foods & crops unless adequate safety-testing proves they are safe for human health & the environment. The FDA should require all GE foods to be labeled and safety-tested.

(2) Begin the phase-out of industrial agriculture's damaging practices by banning the most dangerous pesticides as well as hormone implants, antibiotics and rendered animal protein in animal feed. Ban corporate feedlots and intensive confinement of farm animals.

(3) Implement a long-term "transition to organic" program to shift agricultural production in the US from chemical-intensive, industrial farming to at least 30% organic by the year 2015.

Sign it.... Be proactive.... Find out what the government is allowing to happen to our foods!

Thanks again to Robbyn at The Back Forty, she is always keeping me on my toes!

My Very First TIME!!!!!!

Well, fellow bloggers, old and new blog friends, I like to take this time to thank everyone for the honor of receiving my VERY FIRST MEME tag! Especially, Louise from Living in Seychelle for tagging me!

Here are the rules:
1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
  1. I am mom and nana.
  2. My favorite color is red.
  3. I love sunflowers.
  4. I lived in Japan for 5 years.
  5. I started my website, The Original Coffee Company, just over a year ago.
  6. I was born and raised in central Indiana.
  7. I have blue eyes.
The following have been tagged!!!!

  1. Robbyn at The Back Forty
  2. Barb at A Cowboy's Wife
  3. m~ at In The Kitchen
  4. Kathy at Brazoscowgirl
  5. jaydee at life in the lost world
  6. Lisa at Too Busy 2 Clean
  7. Melinda at elements in time
Well, my friends... I hope you enjoy this and humor me as this is my first! Thanks a bunch!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

hable espanol?

....my son, the world traveler!

Up Up in the sky......

He's at home on a Caribbean beach or on the highest peaks.

Learning histories of ancient peoples.
(This is an actual Mayan Ruin...I'm impressed, but I'm Mom!)

Local frogs (in his hotel) and plant life (he called it ~ decomposer?)

Hanging out with his friends!

His UF group.

My son, Brian, one happy boy! I love you, son!