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Rainy SUnday

Sunday, October 06, 2013

As is usual, harvest time is also the rainy time, making it so difficult for the farmers to bring our food out of the fields and get it safely to it's proper place for sale. Very slick, muddy roads out in the country, dangerous fields that are slick and slippery and make a tractor or harvester slide,slip and tip. If people realized how much work goes into their grown foods they would appreciate it much more.
Near here we grow soybeans, sugar beets, corn, wheat, tomatoes, lettuce, squash, onions,potatoes, melons,cucumbers, celery, cauliflower and broccoli, radishes, all berries, apples, all varieties of peppers,etc.

For those who travel cross country, they can see what areas have certain things that they specialize in producing. We appreciate that for an extremely short growing season, we have all we can eat except citrus, around here for a healthy fresh produce summer!

I try to only buy locally grown and NEVER buy anything imported from outside the U.S. since it is sprayed with cancer-causing DDT.

For those who have no yard space, they can grow ONE tomato plant in a container on their balcony or in their home with sun exposure. It is a big deal to have your own food, GROWN BY YOU!! Try it



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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/6/2013 3:21PM

    I ahve grown cucumbers and tomatoes on my deck in buckets. Yuck at the DDT spray.

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RACEWELLWON 10/6/2013 1:30PM

    Cannot take the Country out of this City Slicker I do realize how hard the farmers Work - I broker freight loads of fresh vegetables everyday from the West Coast to the East Coast from Sea Containers to the Rails - That is my full time job have done for years - thought when I graduated from the Medical Courses I could make a Career Change - now that I am back into freight - I cannot leave - those Farmers work so hard - Happy Sunday - Karen emoticon

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CBLENS 10/6/2013 1:16PM

    love fresh local produce.

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VIVIANKAY3 10/6/2013 9:25AM

    Rainy here in michigan too! The farmers are trying to get their beans harvested. Also sugar beet season is starting. And the poor people in South Dakota this weekend!!! 3 feet of snow and blizzard.
I will take the rain. I will just wait for a break in it and take my goldens for a walk. Happy
Sunday to you all and may God Bless! emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 10/6/2013 9:03AM

    Gardening is such good exercise you can really enjoy those home groan foods. emoticon

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KAREN608 10/6/2013 8:38AM

    In my church, people bring in their extra produce and leave it in the entryway. Since we are the last to leave, I've ended up with bags of cooking apples, green peppers, zucchini and onions... really happy for the free veggies!

We have so many deer and other wildlife here that they eat up any plants, and bend down our wire fences. Also moles are a big problem. So I am not quick to put things in to have them destroyed. All my pears were eaten by deer and neighbor's apples too. I agree it is good to put in a few plants if you have a good area.

It was sad to see my neighbor's big garden wrecked by wildlife.

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GABY1948 10/6/2013 8:32AM

    You are sure right about the rainy season! It's been so gloomy here too the last few days! Have a great Sunday, in SPITE!

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NEWRUNNINGSHOES 10/6/2013 7:13AM

    I try to visit the farmer's market as much a possible. It's a great feeling knowing that I'm supporting our local farmers and the local produce is so much better for us. Next year, I plan to start my own garden emoticon emoticon

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