Chickens, turkeys, koi and fruit trees in Lake Mead City

A few weeks ago I visited Jeff and Shannon in Lake Mead City after hearing about their pond, poultry and fruit and nut trees. It’s great to see neighbors so dedicated to raising food animals cruelty free and I hope they will advertise “never frozen” chicken and turkey at our local Buy – Sell – Trade forum.   I really don’t want to have to drive to Vegas again to buy a free ranged turkey or chicken at Whole Foods, much rather buy LOCAL — knowing the animals have been treated well!
pondI LOVE to see water in the desert.  There are MANY fish in the water and it will eventually be pumped to water the trees — excellent fertilizer!
And here are the chickens and turkeys:

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Bird of Paradise for shade and it’s also a nitrogen fixer

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The first Armenian cucumber

FINALLY!
It didn’t even see it growing since the plants aren’t staked (yet) and all of a sudden there it was:
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A friend just asked me what Armenian cucumbers look like and I put the letter sized catalog next to it for size reference.  It’s not one of the heavier cukes we’ve grown (12 or 15 pounders), but I decided to pick it because I wanted the cucumber salad so bad and I was worried about some critter getting it first.  It was so GOOD!
Last year we had the other kind of Armenian cucumbers, light green without stripes and I think they taste the same, but I just like the look of the dark green striped cukes better.
This one was so young, I didn’t even peel it or cut it lengthwise in half to de-seed.  I’m hoping for many more!
I don’t grow regular cucumbers anymore because they got bitter and it was such a hassle always having to taste test.  Armenian cucumbers are actually melons and don’t get bitter.

Tell Obama to VETO the DARK Act!

Last week our corrupt representatives in the Senate voted for death, disease and destruction.

You have to confirm your email address after you signed the petition – click on the link in the email you’ll receive after signing.

To get an official update from the White House within 60 days, we need 100,000 signatures within 30 days.

I rarely post a petition, although I sign many, but this is one petition that should get MILLIONS of signatures.
The money the protestors threw at the corrupt thugs in the Senate doesn’t compare to the many millions of dollars the industry donated to our “representatives” — obviously they’re NOT representing the people who elected them, but the corporations who PAID them.

President Obama LIED when he was campaigning in 2007 and 2008 and he promised GMO labeling:

We can’t make Obama finally do what he promised, but if he ignores a petition signed by hundreds of thousands (hopefully millions) and he refuses to VETO the DARK Act, I hope that many Americans get angry enough to take action to restore democracy, leave this corrupt system — do “something” to stop this madness!
It’s not only about Americans being able to avoid toxic food, but it’s about ending the destruction of farmers, soil and the environment.
I have glyphosate in my drinking water in the middle of the desert and we have never had any farms anywhere near our aquifer.  A few people spraying Roundup on weeds was enough to put small amounts of glyphosate in our drinking water and I am so sorry for the people who are poisoned with this “probably carcinogen” by America’s farmers.

GMO Labeling In Congress

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Thank you!