Archives for October 2012

GMO Free Tennessee!

The topic of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is all over the place lately. Or is it just the circles I run in? Every time I log into facebook, I am bombarded with the latest news in the fight to have GMOs labeled (currently a ballot initiative in California). Every time I buy food, I ask what the ingredients are and if they’re GMO. Every time I open my email, there are multiple messages about things I can do to help the GMO labeling cause. I love it. You see, I do not believe that pesticide producing corn, or soybeans that can withstand being sprayed with weed killer, or fast-growing salmon containing eel genes are acceptable foods for humans my family to eat. I mean, the pesticide producing corn (Bt Corn) is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency as an insecticide, yet is sold at WalMart as just another ear of corn in the produce section. It’s just plain wrong, and I’m done with it.

Warning: Chickens eat Mums!

A “homesteading mommy,” or so I claim to be. We laugh about this as I stay snuggled in the warm bed every morning while Decker goes out and Farmer Dickies around (lets the chickens out for the day, feeds the cats, picks veggies, etc.). Actually, I think I do most of the laughing… But anyway, […]

Whistle Pig Hollow Happenings

It seems like we’ve been busy busy busy lately, but when someone asks me what we’ve been up to, I can’t for the life of me think of anything other than the usual cooking and cleaning. Here’s a little recap of the the last week or so though. The last weekend in September we had […]