We’re been enjoying a mild winter, here in the Albany area, this year. Above normal temperature. Below normal precipitation. Not bad, or is it. We do need at least normal precipitation to keep our ground water levels up. Otherwise, wells will … Continue reading →
Over on the Face Book page, “If Your From Delmar , New York You Remember ??” a member recently posted, “Ok, let’s give it up. Which Bethlehem police officer gave you the biggest break? Details not necessary, but it will make fascinating reading!” Yea, I got some breaks a few … Continue reading →
This is a bit of a rehash of my first post here. It’s not political either, even though I’m not happy with the new property assessments in my town. It’s in reply to a comment that appeared on Keith Wiggand’s post … Continue reading →
Spent an enjoyable afternoon at Mountain Winds Farm in Berne, NY. Sapmaster, or is that Syrup Master, Randy Grippen, presented nearly a two hour presentation on how maple sap gets transformed into wonderful things like maple syrup, maple cream, and … Continue reading →
On the calendar, Summer is 3 weeks away, and Winter is 6 months. So what! Or should it be, “Sow what?” Tried something a bit different this year. Pot plants. No, not that kind. A pot of peas….doing well. A … Continue reading →
Next time you look out the window, take a few seconds to let the image of what you see attach itself in your memory.
Take a walk down the street.
Mow the lawn.
Hop in the car and take the kids to school.
Go to the doctors.
Go grocery shopping.
Have lunch at your favorite restaurant.
Grab a quick cup of coffee at the coffee shoppe.
Have an ice cream cone.
Take in a movie.
Head on over to the mall.
Take a ride in the country.
Marvel at the new homes there; the ones in your town.
While you’re in the country,
look at the cows,
the dairy farms,
the corn fields,
the truck gardens,
the fruit orchards.
Open the window and take a whiff of fresh mowed hay,
The aroma of the animal farms(some, not all),
The expanse of endless views dotted by a farm house, barns and animals or crops.
What? You didn’t see it?
Could this be why?
As more productive farmland gets buried under aspalt, concrete or lawns, where will our food supply come from?
Doesn’t manner if you’re a meat eater or a vegan.
Civilization has it’s price.
[Cindy Dunnposted toFred Dunn — Dad, I can’t find your post about all of the US farmland getting paved, or I would have responded to that. From Heifer Inernational: 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty. But in Appalachia, more than 1 in 4 live in poverty. Seeds of Change, is a program Heifer is running right now, to collect money to support Appalachia and the Arkasas Delta in production, technical expertise, jobs, businesses, community school gardens, growing, harvesting, processing, packaging…you name it…to get the farmlands back in production and to help people help themselves out of poverty. So, thankfully there are people out there thinking about our farms and how to save them (and the farmers).]
Time will tell, especially if this project turns into a serial killer series, rather than being a complete, or at least a partial, fizzle. Confused? So am I, so let me explain.. Today I spent $15 on an indoor gardening … Continue reading →