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Why Organic? October 23, 2008

Posted by liajo in Bubba & Allie.
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I am a big fan of organic foods and gardens.  I use organic growing practices in my gardens all the time.  I have never used pesticides on my plants, trees or lawn.

Yes, I do it for the health of our family, all our family, including our dogs.  I could wash the vegetables and peel them and get most of the bad stuff off.  But what our two Jack’s that love to lay in the grass, roll in the grass and nibble around the edges of the lawn.  I can’t bath them each time the go outside, (Allie would hate that) and Bubba doesn’t want me trying to wash his grass salad as he nibbles. 

Yes, most fertilizers and pesticides say they are safe for dogs and cats after a few hours.  I just don’t trust them.  If it kills bugs, moles or weeds than I believe it could at least have a chance of killing my dogs and I’m not willing to take the risk.  And the dogs haven’t seemed to care that there are a few weeds in the lawn when they roll around on it.

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Farmers Market October 2, 2008

Posted by liajo in good things.
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I’m lucky enough to be able to grow my gardens.  I realize that a lot of people are not so lucky.  If you can’t have your own garden, may I suggest the next best thing, a farmers market.  Farmer’s markets provide communities with local produce.  Many times the produce has been grown naturally if it’s not organic.  Many times it is cheaper than produce at your local big box grocery store.  You don’t need to drive to the country to find a farmers market anymore, many large cities now have downtown markets on the weekends.  Check out www.localharvest.org to find the closet market to you and enjoy some fresh produce this weekend.