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1/8/12 1:25 P

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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. emoticon

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. emoticon

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1/5/12 9:29 A

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Well, First of all...Congratulations !!!! emoticon
I've never gardened while pregnant but do what you can, take it easy and maybe your other little ones would love to help and learn.
Canning, well that's another thing all together. A lot of heavy lifting and working with hot things. You may want to look into freezing.
What ever you end up doing, have fun....

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I so badly want to do a garden again this year. I already planned it out before fall had hit! I just need to get a few more seed packets. However, I just found out that I am pregnant and due in the middle of August!!! I think I can still do my gardening and canning.... but can I really do it? This will be number 3 baby for us, so I am afraid of just being huge and uncomfortable. any one else still garden and pregnant in the summer? Was it a good idea or a bad one?

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I also am getting catalogs lol. Seems to be a very quiet board lately.

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1/2/12 8:00 A

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You are right about planning our garden. I have recieved two seed catalogs already. June

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1/2/12 7:01 A

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What happened to our 3 leaders?
Now's the time for planning our spring and summer gardens and plan for what we will be putting up this new year.

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