SUMMER’S END


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Fall is Just Around the Corner

Labor day is just around the corner…. fall is creeping up. Unfortunately, summer temperatures are still putting out the heat.   A cooling trends is reported this week — what a relief that will be!

Walking past the beds of eggplants the other day I had to stop in disbelief as I realized that the eggplant are now much taller than I, topping 6 feet (I’m 5′ 4″) ! And the peppers are a close second inching past 5 1/2 feet!

As we get a jump on the change of seasons, already we have our crops of salad greens ready, snow peas, broccoli and root crops ready to grow.


Wagonload – Product Review
Laptop Lunches {Nature Moms}

The basic idea behind this luchbox is to create fun, practical food containers that promote better nutrition and waste reduction. The lunchbox system eliminates the need for plastic bags, plastic utensils, disposable drink containers, etc. It helps you to make nutritious lunches without adding to the waste problem.
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You can buy your very ownLAPTOP LUNCHES and other“GREEN” school supplies off the Peddler’s Wagon — proudly peddling green goods for the good of the planet.

BOOKMARKS

Produce Perfectionism: An American Obsession {TreeHugger}

These days TV chefs have a good chance at becoming celebrities with with”brand identity”. Hollywood notables visit their food shows to share in the kitchen glow. Leveraging decades of pesticide use and plant breeding, these celebrity-cultivating broadcasts amplify the notion of perfect produce. Ingredients too must be fabulous for the camera.
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Forget eating your greens: red and blue foods are the cancer fighters {Guardian}

Natural pigments that give certain fruit and vegetables a rich red, purple or blue colour act as powerful anti-cancer agents, according to a study by American scientists.
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Young people say family, friends make them most happy {Seattle Times}

NEW YORK — So you’re between the ages of 13 and 24. What makes you happy? A worried, weary parent might imagine the answer to sound something like this: Sex, drugs, a little rock ‘n’ roll. Maybe some cash, or at least the car keys.
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Scientists: Artificial life likely in 3 to 10 years {CNN}

WASHINGTON (AP) — Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they’re getting closer.Experts expect an announcement within three to 10 years from someone in the now little-known field of “wet artificial life.””It’s going to be a big deal and everybody’s going to know about it,” said Mark Bedau, chief operating officer of ProtoLife of Venice, Italy, one of those in the race. “We’re talking about a technology that could change our world in pretty fundamental ways — in fact, in ways that are impossible to predict.”
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50 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint {Metro Active}

EVEN though industry and governments are going to have to make earth-shaking changes to cool things down, there’s plenty we can to do help. The basics of reducing our individual carbon footprints are to do what Henry David Thoreau said: “Simplify, simplify.” We’ll all live better with less-processed, packaged and industrially produced stuff carted here from across the planet.
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A beastly kind of cruelty {LA Times}

Drive-by shooters, often youths, are killing farm animals in a growing wave of violence. The culprits may face only vandalism charges.
Nationwide, an increasing number of animal cruelty cases are being reported outside city limits: Horses, cows, goats and other farm animals are being killed, authorities say, often by angry, reckless youths, perhaps acting on dares.
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Comments(2)

  1. Wildside says:

    Sorry, seems like I stop by here with nothing but problems for you about e-neighbors… Don’t mean to! Honestly!

    But thought you might like to be made aware that jessy halm is back with the porn header in the gratefuls — don’t know what it is about, not something I want to read, but seems like something I should report to you…

  2. Slave says:

    Plese give an address for donations. Thanks