Godless in the garden

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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 180
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

Discussion Forum

DIY Green House and a Chicken Coop?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Saturday. 2 Replies

Cover crops: Gabe Brown

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 19. 0 Replies

Geodesic Dome Greenhouses

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 17. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

Kathy, I agree that agriculture business has a long history of mistreatment and torture of animals and I find it appalling. 

Comment by kathy: ky on Monday
Joan, I'm not sure where the subject of vegetarians started but it wasn't here. Maybe on Hang With or another group that both of us have joined.
Your original question was directed to Daniel so if you don't remember asking me about being vegetarian it's because you didn't ;)
I'm comfortable enough with you that I jump in anyplace.
Comment by kathy: ky on Monday
Lilac, that counts very much.

Joan, I'm also vegetarian and it's not difficult. Like anything else we all have our personal reasons for being vegetarian. Meat and meat products is what we don't eat. Anything else is okay. I buy or make vegetarian chili. And spaghetti. And almost anything else. Dairy products are fine with me but I don't care for eggs. I don't care for meat and never have. Mostly it's the taste and texture. Part of my reasons are the environmental effects of raising large herds of animals and part are moral objections to the way animals are raised for slaughter and the slaughtering process itself. There are a lot of chicken houses in this area. The chickens are kept in such close quarters that they often suffocate from the overcrowded conditions. Their feet have never touched the ground outside. And they are cruelly electrocuted. I know people who work there and the chickens don't always die from the first blast of electricity.
Then there's the gestational crates that pregnant pigs are kept in until they give birth. Calling them crate's is generous. They are just very narrow cages that are to small for the pig to turn around in or to lie down in. During their entire pregnancy pigs are confined to what amounts to a downsized cattle shoot. They are never off their feet and, the place is so small, the pigs can't even rub themselves against the side of it if they have an itch.
I could continue but it's rather upsetting to me. And it's one of the major reasons I don't eat meat.
Comment by Lilac on Monday

I do enjoy flowers, & I eat lots of vegetables, does that count?

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

Lilac, I am happy to see you joined Godless in the Garden. We do have fun on this site and it is a good place to deepen friendships. It doesn't matter that you are not a gardener, you are godless in the garden and that is what counts. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

I enjoy you so much, I just assumed you were a gardener. I am lucky to have you as a friend. 

Comment by Lilac on Monday

Thanks Joan. Not a gardener though.

Comment by kathy: ky on Monday
Rain?? What's that Thomas? It's so dry here the sunflowers are even dying and they are tough.
Comment by Thomas Murray on Sunday

...A beautiful and exhausted moth after a hard rain.

Our best guess this is an Imperial Moth.

Comment by Don on Sunday

Beautiful plums and mulberries, Daniel.  Those mulberries remind me of a wonderful, cascading bush/tree about six feet tall that grew on the lawn of some folks in my old hilly neighborhood on Long Island's North Shore when I was a kid.  Walking back from the beach, we would often duck into the bush and eat the berries.  The owners never seemed to mind. 

Harvested my garlic today.  Looks great.  

 

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