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Steve Mills

Weed'em and Reap will be at a member's home this Friday

Posted Monday, October 13, 2008, at 10:29 PM
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  • That is very nice of Ms. Roberts.

    Alas, I'm sure we MUST attend a football game somewhere.

    I returned the Barbara Kingsolver book; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, back to the library yesterday, if anyone is interested in checking it out. But, its more of a late winter read. JMO

    -- Posted by mmp84 on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 7:45 AM
  • It sounded interesting, so maybe......... when I get my other "to do's" caught up.

    On a sad note, I believe we are about to lose one of our oldest cats soon. She came with the house over 17 years ago so she has had a good run, but...

    Tiger has chosen to stop eating and only drink water. We have tried all kinds of canned foods including pure tuna from our shelves and heavy cream, but she seems to have lost all interest.

    We will respect her wishes and are not going to prolong things by force feeding her. She seems comfortable, but very tired. I've given her a few messages to pass on to Cooper for us.

    I do not recall a promise from our Lord that we will have our pets back again, but since it is going to be a reward and all good, I can't imagine not having them there. Another thing to look forward to.

    Speaking of pets, we raised a Blue Jay that fell out of a nest some years back. He (I guess he) eventually rejoined his compatriots many years ago, but we have one particular BJ that continues to remind us when we have not filled one a particular feeder or clean the bird bath.

    Brandon used to land on our head or shoulder and this bird has not done that, but he gets REAL close at times. I thought at best it might be an offspring that he taught to visit our house but I have just found out that BJ's have been documented to live over 17 years in the wild. Hmmm, could be.

    We continue to hear how little animals, birds and fish have little memory, but we continue to see opposite in nature. Our goldfish pond is 20 feet away from the house, but when we open the sliding glass door, they all congregate at one end of the pool to await their food. Pavlovian yes, but that is also memory.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 10:28 AM
  • Did you like the Kingsolver book?

    I liked parts of it, but I did not like her tone thoughout the book. I have a copy I can lend out if anyone wants to borrow it.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 1:50 PM
  • Sorry about Tiger, Steve.

    I really liked the book! It got me really excited about gardening. Although, I would not be able to do like her with the meat situation, nor would I be able to live without bananas.

    I learned alot about the fuel used in the transportation of our food and high-fructose corn syrup usage.

    -- Posted by mmp84 on Wed, Oct 15, 2008, at 6:15 PM
  • What is the Kingsolver book? I know a lot of foods have high-fructose corn syrup in it, but has anyone noticed the commercials for it on TV currently. They have even started a web site: http://www.hfcsfacts.com/, which is quite interesting.

    -- Posted by Sharon22 on Fri, Oct 17, 2008, at 12:38 AM
  • It IS interesting and I do not know where the bad rap has come from BUT, as with politics I have found that in advertising the "Devil is in the details". What are they NOT telling us?

    They give the specific ratio of fructose to sucrose in comparing sugar, but get vague when it comes to HFCS. " 42 percent or 55 percent fructose, with the remaining sugars being primarily glucose and higher sugars" Why the vagueness? What are "higher sugars"?

    Yes I know I am suspicious, but advertising and politics has done that to me.

    Under their listing of benefits, none say it is good for us. I think it is generally accepted that too much sugar is not good for us, so how much does HFCS inject into us as compare to regular sugar?

    Does the book go into that in a factual way or at least show where we can get more facts? That could be equally as interesting.

    So where did the bad rap come from and why? I truly don't know, so if someone can tell us.....

    I know this is off the original topic, but that is not unusual and if this is what we want to discuss, so be it.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Oct 17, 2008, at 7:45 AM
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