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They move in...

If you follow me on facebook, you probably noticed a few pictures I've posted of our recent "guests". They are gypsy moths (or the caterpillars that will turn into them) and they don't want to move out. Google says that BTK is "the thing"…
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GMO Honey

Bees + GMO crops = GMO honey. I was thinking about this the other day and Google Alerts was so kind as to send me this. Honey that contains traces of pollen from genetically modified crops needs special authorization before it can be sold,…

Adventures in Soap Making

I'm going to do it. I've been putting it off for years. I'm going to risk my life and play with caustic chemicals and make my own soap. I'm not taking the cheater way out and grinding up a store bought bar and adding stuff to it. Yes, I was…

My little post about climate change

Random stuffs...... Yes, the planet has gone through these cycles before. We're making it worse, we're making it faster. Humans have this amazing ability to create miracles when faced with problems (call it god or whatever if you want,…
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‘Superweed’ explosion threatens Monsanto heartlands

DoubleDanger sent this link through Twitter. It looks like Monsanto's efforts are rewarding them in a similar manner to overuse of antibiotics creating superbugs. The gospel of high-tech genetically modified (GM) crops is not sounding quite…

YOU! Yes, YOU! Turn your lights off! Tonight!

On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 pm, our family is taking part in Earth Hour—a global event in which millions of people will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change. Sponsored by World…
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Salem residents: Chicken updates

A group called CAC (Citizens Against Chickens) has formed and are trying to drowned out the voices of those of us who want chickens. Chickens (hens) are legal in Portland any many surrounding towns, Eugene, Corvallis and MANY big cities (NYC…
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Salem Residents - make your voice heard!

Imagine a bunch of men deciding to do the opposite of what the people they represent want - welcome to America :eyeroll It happens here in Salem even - again I write about chickens. 4 of our councilmen want to kill the whole chicken issue…

Chickens in the Yard?

I'm not the only one in Salem who wants chickens! http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_030309_news_salem_backyard_chickens.206e8e31.html The group - C.I.T.Y. - can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SalemChickens Considering…

Colony collapse

To take my mind off more trivial things (in the grand scheme of all things, everything is trivial), I was thinking about the bees in my garden, wondering if their hive had a chance and I started to do some research to see what was new with CCD.…