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So now is the time that we all start preparing our gardens and lawns for the spring. We all want to keep those lawns looking nice and green and keep those pesky bugs out of our rose bushes. It is no surprise then that I received a newsletter from a our local nursery making a few suggestions. Now is the time it says to "make your first application of granular pre-emergent weed control" fertilizer to the lawn. It also suggests that you consider adding a "liquid or granular insecticide which is…Continue
With child obesity becoming such a growing problem, it is no wonder that there is a current push to teach children about food. I think teaching kids how to eat healthier is all well and good. However, I have also heard well-intentioned parents make the association between food and "fatness" to their children. My personal belief is that that is harmful and unnecessary.
I was the "fat" kid growing up. I still remember that someone had nicknamed me Miss Piggy. I had very…Continue
Someone told me recently, "You are only one illness away from being broke." There is so much truth to that statement. Healthcare in this country is very expensive. In fact, we spend more on healthcare than any other country in the world. It is no wonder why many Americans are concerned about rising premiums and health care…Continue
Few people understand the importance of soil. In today’s American culture, most people get their food from a grocery store. Therefore society has lost an appreciation for what is involved in growing fruits, vegetables, and grains. This lack of knowledge on how things are grown is the primary reason why the average Joe does not understand what it means to grow food organically. And they certainly do not understand the role of soil in growing the food that they consume.