Category Archives: insect control

Externalizing Costs and Arsenic in Soil

Arsenic in soil is widespread and extremely toxic in part because it accumulates in our bodies.  It is just one way businesses externalizes costs onto others, and is so widespread it is hard to calculate the damage. I bought acreage … Continue reading

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Delphinium (Delphinium sp)

I have beautiful wild Delphiniums that I have not identified yet. Several NM species have no photographs. If any of you recognize this one, let me know. Most are gorgeous purple, but a light version showed up too. The foliage … Continue reading

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Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

I went outside to sit and enjoy the early evening and listened to a nesting call of a Eurasian Collared Dove.  As far as I know, they are new to my food forest. Because they are not native and are … Continue reading

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Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Peppermint is the result of a bit of indiscretion between Spearmint and Watermint. Oops. It is a little odd and can have variable chromosome numbers, but what the heck. It makes a drop dead chocolate mint candy, pie, or cake. … Continue reading

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Rescue, Blue Elderberry (Sambucus nigra L. spp. cerulea)

Although my Blue Elderberries survived winter on the cold and windy northeast corner, the one farthest out has not sprouted any spring growth. Still alive, but it may be too stressed to get through a hot summer. I know, I … Continue reading

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Herbs, Calendula Oktoberfest (Calendula officinales)

Today I started 12 Calendula Oktoberfest seeds. This is a well known herbal that has been used for hundreds of years for skin problems by promoting healing and protection against free radicals. My main purpose for Calendula has always been … Continue reading

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Reducing Lectin in Your Diet

The number one easiest way to reduce Lectin in your diet is to stop eating GMO foods that have megadoses of Lectins. The number two easiest way to reduce Lectin is to eat a more varied diet.  The natural Lectin … Continue reading

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