GEMINI-SKY, I want to keep this group going, too. Could you be the leader? It does not need to be arduous--the group is established and active.
RMREEVESOLIS is already a team co-leader. It would not be hard for her to step in, but I understand slowing down a bit while pregnant.
I have rescued a few teams by becoming a team leader--want to drop a couple of them now, though. I can help on this team as long as my finances allow me to keep an Internet connection.
I want to grow some chicken feed this year. About 400# of flint/dent corn would be great. That will require about 800 square feet of growing area. I like composting the tall stalks, too, but only after I dig out a bunch of the pith, nibble on it, and freeze some for use as a nice corny flavor in various dishes. I also like the corn silks. They make a nice tea--just steep them for a few minutes in hot water. Corn silks are naturally diuretic and have lots of B6 that aids digestion.
Plus, I need my green beans and radishes for raw eating, some summer squash for smoothies, and winter squash/pumpkin so I don't crave sweets when the weather cools down. I also need a ton of onions, a patch of carrots, some beets, and sweet potatoes and southern peas!!!!! I need to eat, and some dry beans would be fine--red beans are a favorite, along with black turtle beans.
My restriction is that a dry spell kills a bunch--or puts it into slow-motion so I barely get a crop. The city water here is toxic with baking soda. Most baking soda has a heavy metal in it ever since it got popularly-used in electrical transformers. Apparently, people are not worth cleaning the stuff up before it goes to market.
Some CEO is pocketing a bunch of money that should be used to help people with their health.
I fully believe in private investment and ownership of business, but I like social-government controls--like we had on banks after the Great Depression and before Pres. Clinton. Controls like we have on public utilities. Controls like we are getting TOO many of concerning cars--just let the big, inefficient companies die--not bail them out twice like we have GM--recently and several decades ago.
Edited by: JSPEED4 at: 1/8/2012 (13:39)
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