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: 18 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 on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Geodesic Dome Greenhouses

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

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Comment by Thomas Murray yesterday

I have noticed that sometimes when I prepare chicken for dinner, the chicken will have blue or red ankles. The only outcome I can think of is the chicken was still alive upside down on the hook suffering.

My 10 year old son have asked me that he want to go vegitarian. I am not sure this is a good idea for he is still growing. I think it will be ok to do vegetarian 5 or 6 days a week for the whole family. There are so many health benefits going vegi and grocery cost will be cheaper too.

There are a lot of documents about food nutrition and the abuse of farm animals on Netflix  that convinced me vegetarian is the way to go.

Comment by Thomas Murray yesterday

Kathy,

Occasionally here it seems like when the day reaches like 95 degrees there will be a burst of a downpour in the late afternoon. When that happens lots of critters get caught in the rain and injured. baby birds are victims too and my sons and I try to nurse them back to health, but does not always work. So we decided to just leave them there and hope Mom and Dad come to the rescue.

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

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 yesterday
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 yesterday
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 yesterday

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

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

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 yesterday

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

Comment by Lilac yesterday

Thanks Joan. Not a gardener though.

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

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