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Thursday, July 17, 2008
The onion makes the meal. It’s one of the oldest domesticated plants, and the many different varieties of alliums are4 all easy to grow. Garlic, the strongest member of the onion family, can be seen hanging around the drying shed, while the storage onions cover the floor.
Defacing And Destroying God’s Earth PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I suppose I should be more understanding with those who are apparently unable to appreciate the beauty of Mother Earth. However, the older I get the shorter my patience becomes with public employees, who in an effort to get out of work, deface and destroy earth’s vegetation.
Lettuce Varieties PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
We love to plant many different varieties of each vegetable, in an effort to find out which does best. Lettuce is a good example, and I like the summer crisp, or Batavia, kinds. While the romaines and others are bolting, during the first week of summer, the summer crisps are still crisp.
How To Prepare The Rows Before Planting PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Hilling the rows helps the plants to grow. By throwing dirt up on the base of the plant, small weeds are smothered and soil moisture is conserved. The ridge also holds the stalk upright so it doesn’t bend or blow over with the weight of the crop.
Outrageous Gas Price Works Havoc On The Economic Life of Small Towns PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
-    A leading national newspaper recently took the position that high gas prices will eventually contribute to the economic death of small rural towns.
-    Rural consumers pay more for the necessities of life than do the city dwellers. This is due mainly to the expense of trucking products to the rural areas.
-    Then there is the matter of the NAFTA plague, which sent rural jobs to Mexico.
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