newfangled apple-a-day may kill you

GMOs invade fruit industry: Apples, pears, cherries and peaches to all become unlabeled GMO Learn more: (NaturalNews) Genetically modified apples have been approved by the industry-corrupted USDA, a federal regulator that accomplishes for the biotech industry the same thing the FDA achieves for Big Pharma: unlimited profits, lax regulation and a ready willingness to accept fabricated “science” as fact. “The USDA’s environmental review received 73,000 comments that overwhelmingly opposed the commercialization of Arctic Apples,” explains a press release from Food & Water Watch. [1] The GMO apple that just received approval was developed by the Okanagan Specialty Fruits company, which says it “…married the best of nature with the best of science.” The road to Hell, of course, […]

Garden Planting Schedule

from homespun seasonal living .com January 14, 2015 by Kathie When a planning a garden, one of the most important parts is getting the timing right. Not everything gets planted at the same time, some seeds get direct seeded right into the garden, some get started inside, some go before the last frost, some after and so on. It’s a lot to keep in a head or at least in my head, I don’t even try. I’ve found it much easier to keep track of all those important dates by creating a schedule of what gets planted when and where (indoors or outside). This garden planting schedule keeps me from having to constantly look in books on the backs […]


The People’s Republic of Left Coast again shows its special genius. Leading the way to our brave new world, the voters have agreed to implement The Humane Society‘s dream chicken-ranching beautification scheme (humane to non-human animals, that is). Part 1, as encoded into law by voter initiative, all chicken ranches in California had their operations dictated to be nice to the birds raised therein. Well, as nice as the law-writers could mandate with an edict comprehensible to the voting public (a rather low common denominator to be sure). Part 2 came from the legislature in response to chicken rancher pressure. All eggs imported into California must come from facilities equally handicapped by egalitarian humane standards. As a result, mass-volume factory-farm […]

the GMO iceberg

The top seven GMO crops you should avoid like the plague Sunday, June 08, 2014 by: S. D. Wells Tags: GMO crops, plague, biotech industry (NaturalNews) Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plant and meat products that have had their DNA altered and possibly mutated in some laboratory, and it’s all coined as the evolution of science and biotechnology for agriculture in order to fool the masses into believing that it’s for “our own good.” They (biotech giants) even teach it in schools and at Disney World now, and they say it all without ever telling anyone what they’re REALLY doing, and that is inserting the genes from other plants, animals, viruses and bacteria into food — often in the […]

growing without pests Day 1

We had a wonderful class. I didn’t know how it would work, if I had enough new information for those attending, and so on. It was the first time I’d used presentation software with a cable to a big screen monitor. I was nervous. It went great. There is a warm dozen-plus gardeners, knowledgeable and open to new information. They are embracing what I call The Bob Cannard method of growing – but what is in reality my evolution of it. Some of the 15 who signed up for the class have conflicts with one or more of the four weekly sessions. They are asking for written materials. That’s a bit tricky as I mostly improvise from my notes and […]


Typical responses to this map are: “Oh my gosh, the jet ski season is going to be short this year!” “Crap! There goes the fishing season.” “Gee, I gotta get my boating in early.” One of the reasons the Darby Dog Derby sled dog races last weekend drew so many teams from all over the Northwest was lack of snow at all the other races in the region. Lack of snow = lack of moisture = shortage of spring runoff = no good news. But where does my head go first thing when I consider a short precipitation year? – FOOD and FOOD PRICES – If you think the watering down of our currency by the Fed has hit […]

news roundup

I just remembered my trick for catching up with news overload. Here is a news roundup you can quickly pick through for full articles that catch your interest. These things are all going on NOW. They are far more relevant to you than what lamestream media is presenting. Why are they NOT showing this to you? It is certainly not because they lack resources. If you think these are unrelated, you pay too much attention to Duck Dynasty and Miley Cirus – and THAT is what they want you to do. …. The Sugar Program is the culprit. Long an enemy of mine, the federal sugar program enriches the connected while costing us FAR MORE than just higher sugar prices […]

lettuce lessons

With the recent cold snap, my Bitterroot winter garden experiment quickly entered Phase III. On October 14th, we filled planter boxes that were here before us with soil and seed. Then added water and wait. The plant seeds came from Territorial Seed, who has significant expertise in year-round gardening. They recommended some pak choi and three varieties of winter-hearty lettuce. I was not overly optimistic, as almost nobody around here tries outdoor winter gardening. However, I am not one for giving up before I start, so off we go. Well, old man winter approacheth and these tough guys were telling me how unhappy that was making them. I added a little stick and painter-drop-cloth cold frame that theoretically held a […]

food fight

If it seems like the hits keep on coming faster and more furious, it is cuz they are. There is a revolving door between FrankenFood giant Monsanto and the Washington Detention Center for the criminally insane. The current head of the FDA is an ex-VP of Monsanto. The two entities have a well-worn path between them. Increasingly, entire countries in Europe, Asia and South America are banning and destroying ALL Monsanto GMO Frankenfood. Evidence is stacking up that these are POISON. But the air, water and morality are all polluted in the Potomac marshlands, so they fight to protect and increase Monsanto’s market share. This really is chemical warfare with the two of them against us. In both California and […]

liberated abhorence

pork factoryI had been able to keep these thoughts locked up in some dark corner, but one recent day in the grocery store something snapped and I lost that ability. The images and understanding of their implications turned me against the lower priced meats in front of range pigs This isn’t about feel-good sympathies with sentient beasts, like how much time the pigs get hugged, petted and watch TV ;). NO, I’m simply thinking about the selfish, personal, physical effect it has on the meat consumers themselves. factory pigsPigs kept in packed, filthy squalor are not happy, healthy vibrant individuals. They get no exercise, cannot nibble on green grass, never breathe fresh air, do not see or feel sunshine […]

goodbye All Natural

It has probably been a couple of decades since I made my own ice cream. Cuz I’m like this, I calculated the cost and compared the ingredients, finding the Breyers listed the same ingredients and beat the price of my raw materials alone. Considering the significant time commitment in buying fresh ingredients, cranking the ice cream and clean-up, I have been buying from Breyers ever since. Somewhere around the time I grew up (I was 27), I began to concern myself more with what I and my family were ingesting. Ingredient reading has been with me ever since. My kids had to read ingredients in order to contribute any packaged goods to our shopping cart. This semi-literate method of food […]


I went to the Egyptian Theater last night to see the movie Thrive. It turned out to be more of an event than just a movie. It is more a movement than an event. In fact, that is what their website is called, Thrive Movement .com. The movie is worth seeing, the video worth buying, the event worth participation and the movement worth joining. If you are paying attention and, therefore, concerned, the Thrive Movement offers more hope than anything I am aware of, including my run for sheriff, the Sheriff’s First movement, the Libertarian Party, Ron Paul’s candidacy, the Tea Party, and just about anything else that lands liberty lovers on the FEMA roll call list. […]