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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
January 04, 2016
A belated Happy New Year.
He is wishing you a Blessed 2016.
Winter has finally visited Michigan.
A bit of snow and Ice, with temperatures below the freezing mark.
I stopped making resolutions years ago.
Make em, and break em.
If a person really wants to make improvements, you can do that anytime.
You only need to be motivated, or have a good reason (health).
Try replacing a bad habit with a good habit.
Experts say it takes 30 days to make a habit a fixture in your life (good or bad).
I enjoyed my Christmas Season, and time with family.
You too? 2015 ended in a bit of a sad note around here.
Lorna (with the 'Got Milk' mustache), was put to sleep.
She was dealing with an over active thyroid for over a year, and finally was too skinny, and not doing well.
We tried pills, but they seemed to make matters worse.
We kept her, and loved her until we had to do 'The final act of kindness' for our kitty.
She is buried in Karen's little flower garden, and is missed.
On a lighter side.
What can I say, she is all puppy.
We are still working on potty training and other disciplines.
Ziggy only tolerates her for a few moments, but still won't give her the time of day.
Below is a picture of the two laying on the pillow by the fireplace.
Also Akita and Snickers napping.
With the coming of a new year, it is time to get geared up for a couple of things.
Seed catalogs continue to come almost daily, and with the holiday season over with, it is time for me to settle down and get serious.
There are always the wish lists.
I might try this, or I wish I had room for that.
Now days the responsible gardener must also look at what is GMO and what is not.
I start to look at the catalogs that I get.
Some like 'Territorial Seed Company', will say right on the front cover 100% GMO Free.
Others like Burpee and Park Seed will let you know they are GMO free in the introduction letter inside the cover.
Just what are GMO's?
Genetically Modified Organisms.
Plants, some animals and now farm raised salmon (recently approved by the FDA), are injected with what isn't natural.
Hormones to make them grow, or produce in a certain way.
Pesticides and other chemicals to kill insects.
Pay attention to this.
Pesticides are meant to Kill.
Not just the insects that might chew on your plants.
But the insects and birds that pollinate them too.
All of our wonderful bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds take in the GMO pesticides.
The results are recorded.
Massive die off of our pollinators.
Birds eat and feed poisoned insects to their young.
Unless you eat totally organic, you and I eat food that is GMO tainted.
Again, research is showing irrefutable harm to humans.
One the GMO is in the plant, it is there for good.
Even the seeds you save from a GMO plant carries on the genetics.
Starting the harmful cycle all over again.
I am sharing a list of seed companies that are GMO Free, and a list that sells partial GMO seeds.
Listed here are some safe seeds to purchase to ensure Non GMO Seeds.
Companies not owned by Monsanto, and don't sell Monsanto or Seminis seeds.
You can also find local, state, and province sources for safe seeds.
These are partial lists only.
Owned by Monsanto or Seminis, or they sell a small percentage of seeds from them.
If you are serious about protecting wildlife, and your family's health, avoid these seed frauds and buy or trade from a known source.
Do a little research before now.
Well, it is time to fly for now.
Once again, a Blessed New year from my home to yours.
Now your positive thought for the week.
"The Gospel offers forgiveness for the past,
New life for the present,
And hope for the future".
New life indeed.
God says ........
" I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
Ezekiel 36 : 26
"Treat the earth well:
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our
Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."
Ancient Indian Proverb
Your friend indeed,
Better yet, have them sign up so they can receive their own letters.
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