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Moving an Established Fig Tree. Delayed post from Nov 2017
Randy, I know what you mean about weeding. I am a lazy lady and use every technique I can find to make it easier.
I started watching this family because of their gardening techniques when there smallest child was very young and in diapers. The children grow so fast.
They converted a school bus and are on nationwide tour of permaculture gardens and farms. Justin Rhodes and his family work as a team and get lots of work done and have fun while they do it.
~ His Permaculture Garden Needs ONLY 2 Days of Work;
WORKING WISELY WITH WEEDS;
To weed or not to weed, what would be Sepp's answer? RSS feed;
This isn't for gardens, but for farms, but I refer to it from time to time:
Unnatural Selection: Why Encouraging Weeds May Be Good Farming (Video);
Practical Permaculture – The Art Of Weeds;
Q. This next one had me stumped; what is lucern?
A. lucerne (alfalfa hay) bales
So, here is the site:
No Dig Gardening;
Thomas I dont know what you mean by indigenous to humans. If you mean, are we the only creatures to get cancer, the answer is no. Lots of dogs and cats get cancers as well as other creatures. Also, evidence of cancer has been found in remains of prehistoric people. It is usually caused by a mutation in the DNA but some cancers are virus transmitted. Tasmanian devils are almost extinct due to transmitted cancers, most cervical cancer is viral, kaposi sarcoma is viral, some throat cancers and others.
Kathy sorry you are injured too! I was out watering all am, now inside with some ice on my leg. Its not so bad today. I just need to respect and be aware of limitations.
Over 100 F today. Most of the wilted plants responded to their watering last night. Some milkweed plants were top-killed but maybe will make branches below the dead part? The tops were crispy!
Potato tops are dying down. Collard greens looming good. Garlic sending up scapes.
Thomas, that is an interesting question; I don't know the answer so I started a search, and the search is not over.
I did find this:
"Cancer mortality is higher among men than women (207.9 per 100,000 men and 145.4 per 100,000 women). It is highest in African American men (261.5 per 100,000) and lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women (91.2 per 100,000). (Based on 2008-2012 deaths.)"
It is highest in African American men (261.5 per 100,000) and lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women (91.2 per 100,000). (Based on 2008-2012 deaths.)"
lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women (91.2 per 100,000). (Based on 2008-2012 deaths.)"
No, your question is not inappropriate! This is the place to ask such questions. We may or may not know the answers, and we surely like the search process.
May I ask what prompted this question?
Joan & Daniel,
I hope its not inappropriate question but here goes....
Is cancer indigenous to humans?
My mother in law suffers from chronic attacks of arthritis...the attacks occurs in both her hands. She is a self taught painter and she does portraits, landscape, and flowers.
She wont give up painting.
I remember during our visits to her home that in the mornings she will wrap her hands around a hot curling iron for about 30 minutes , each hand. She refuses medicine.
She is a very strong woman. She is a person I admire and respect very much.
I'm pretty fortunate not to have many aches and pains. Arthritis in the thumb joints and an occasional back ache is about all I suffer from. I'm not sure whether to recommend more or less exercise, more or less "resting". I know I'm not one to sit still, and, so far, it seems to work for me.
My garden is looking fairly good. Lots of weeding (hoe and hand) is now necessary. Hopefully, I can soon quit covering my 35 sweet potato vines, canteloupe, and cabbage plants every evening so the rabbits won't eat them.
Daniel, working hard offers many benefits, especially as we get older, we have the right to sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labors. Baked Alaska is not one of the benefits!
You are on a powerful cancer Rx, Daniel, a new normal becomes painfully clear. There will come a moment in your life, if it hasn't happened already, when you will see yourself as resting more, taking easier projects, and not expecting as much of yourself as you have demanded of yourself in the past, and still see yourself as an incredibly valuable human being. You don't have to prove anything, anymore.
Your efforts to get through med school, of working in a hostile environment, of being exposed to discrimination for being who you are, all have been strong drivers for you. Now, just lay back, let the younger generation take on the workload, and enjoy your time.
Just think how many challenges you faced in life! You not only met those tasks, you proved yourself to be the kind of person that makes a difference in lives.
Soak away, dear friend!
photo, left knee hot pad, right leg ice. Baked Alaska :-)
Joan, Im sorry to know that you are having so much pain. I hope chiropractic give you relief.
I agree with you, no chiropractic on neck, ever! I saw too many severe nek injuries in people who had that done.
Photo is me today. Heating pad on left knee for injury I was icing past several days. Ice on new injury right leg. Lesson to learn: I am not as strong as an ox any more. Maybe as stubborn ad sn ox, but the ligaments and joints cant take it. I need to drive that lesson home in my brain.
Joan ever sincd starting on cancer drug, pains and stiffness are present. No complaining, doesnt make it better. Trying to ignore it when I can, accomodate, and soak in hot bath at night.
Today I watered. Some things were badly wilted from the heat. Still not sure how corn will do. Beans looking good, tomatoes looking great, peppers look OK, marigolds, cosmos, four oclocks, gladiolas, tigridias growing nicely.
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