Tuesday, February 3, 2009
My parents were the real original hippies in the 1950's. On a 160-acre farm in Southeastern Kansas, they grew wheat, barley, rye and a ton of vegetables, including some peanuts. That wasn't all. They also grew milk cows, slaughter steers, pigs, and chickens--and did I mention three kids? It's the memory of the Sawyer farm in South Haven, Kansas, that's rekindled my need to garden.
Now's the time to garden and to raise animals for your own consumption if you can. If you haven't seen King Corn, it is a must. It will make you want to feed your own cattle and can your own vegetables. We need food with natural nutrients and corn-free. Almost everything we put in our mouths is made with some form of corn or was fed corn. Not only that, but it is a kind of corn that you can't eat right off the cob. Please see King Corn.