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Can you explain turning the tops down on brown paper bags to show the okra and tomatoes​?

 

 

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cuff the top of the bag (instead of closing) not paper or produce but the same idea

 

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Lunch bags are too long to stand by themselves I would think. By turning tops down like Molpet has done here you can stand your Okra or Asparagus spears up to just show the top quarter or third.  What ever you harvested for the day can be set out for sale on a table or bench. Eggs could be set out in a cooler with a couple of frozen reusable ice packs. 

PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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What's the best gmo free organic chicken feed. Where can I get it in ohio.
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What's the best gmo free organic chicken feed. Where can I get it in ohio.

look for a feed mill or co-op they have the best prices

you might have better luck asking in the ohio thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/12049/ohio-come-on-buckeyes-let-me-know-your-out-there/11630

Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 2 ISA , 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix (1 pullet), 1 BO mix pullet .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix (1 pullet) and 4 cornish cross mix (1 pullet).... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the...

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Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 2 ISA , 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix (1 pullet), 1 BO mix pullet .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix (1 pullet) and 4 cornish cross mix (1 pullet).... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the...

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Why I came on.  I was reading about LEAD. 


Lead. As in Lead in the soil. Many urban gardens and even rural homes might have excessive lead in the soil. Children are most vulnerable since the play in the soil and absorb lead through their skin.


 


However in short: "Because plants don't absorb much lead, your vegetable will be safe to eat. Even so, the CDC and other groups recommend taking different precaution for three groups of vegetable crops - fruits leaves and roots - according to their lead risk levels. Fruiting bodies, such as tomatoes, peppers, and raspberries, are the least likely to contain lead: the risk is virtually non existent. Leafy crops tend to contain higher concentrations but most of the risk of ingesting lead is from the soil on them. Wash your lettuce and cabbages carefully and discard the older outer leaves. Because root crops form in the soil they carry the greatest risk of holding lead in their skins and in soil embedded in the skin. Wash your potatoes and carrots carefully with water containing vinegar (in a 1 percent solution or edible soap, and discard the skins when you prepare you vegetables for cooking. "


 


You can read the entire article in Heirloom Gardener a good magazine on growing your own food.



Of course in the city areas raised beds can help but the article mentions other options I can't type up here.  Her's a nice suggestion. If you live in a rural area why not start at magazine sharing club or library?   A central location where folks can go to read each others magazines.  A one room building would suffice. Each could drop off a used chair for their self or small table  with a $15 Mr. Coffee maker and an outhouse would be good too.  Kind of like a one room community gathering place.  Perhaps the local Fire hall could serve too. 

Well as usual I've said too much. Sorry.  No we don't have a three legged mule. lau.gif

TTFN, 

Love ya Rancher
a good idea for anyone and everyone is to have the local health department test for lead. They do the test for free and give a ton of information to help with knowledge. My 2 youngest kids ended up with lead poisoning in 2012 and it's no joke. The state is good about helping though.
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