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28 September, 2013

Auto Sustaintability and Health

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I got so tired of the many lies the food and the agriculture industries tell, including the so called “organics”!that I decided, three months ago, to grow my own food in a little 15×15 Sq. foot space in my front yard.  I planted some carrots, kale and broccoli.  After following careful directions on how to plant the seeds,  three months later Mother Nature has left me with only ¼ of my tiny crop because it seems I have to share the rest with some slugs, some bugs and Mr. Peter the Rabbit that keeps munching on my crop!… So I learned it’s important to share with creatures, but I am not very happy with the percentage shared.

 I have some plans on how to increase the yield of my crop next time; for now, Mr. Peter Rabbit will be eaten, slugs are under control with sand paper because we can’t harm them  (my little girl loves them and she pets them).  This might seem weird to many of you, but auto sustainability IS possible and much healthier too!

So far we have enjoyed planting all together, it only took few hours on a Saturday and was not expensive at all.  We bought some organic seeds from “Greta’s Farm” in Ottawa and Mother Nature did the rest. I’m proud of my family on how they love their little crop, they water it when the rain was scarce, and they protected it by doing simple things to scare off the little creatures.

I believe anyone can change to some degree toward auto sustainability. Fundamentally, it will represent a change in our community toward a safer and healthier place; we might enjoy a fuller life and build a better relationship with our surrounding and those around us. It is time we focus on a better course, one in which food matters.  We won’t live healthier unless we recognize that the quality of our food is what makes us healthy or sick. I have to mention too, just in case some of you have not thought of it:  A sound mind and what we know as “healthy thoughts” are achievable when we eat the right foods, because our mind is never apart from our body.  Depression, Alzheimer’s, Autism and many other psychological disorders are thought to be the result of body-gut imbalances.  Here is a link for other recognized psychological disorders very common today and also a Mercola article that supports the link between gut health and mental illnesses.

http://psychology.about.com/od/psychotherapy/tp/list-of-psychological-disorders.htm

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/16/bacteria-on-gut-flora-causes-ocd.aspx

Removing the the weed was fun too, we found different kinds of things and bugs. We even found a silver ring!

Removing the the weed was fun too, we found different kinds of things and bugs. We even found a silver ring!

Kids love planting.

We first delineated the area to plant the seeds. We chose a sunny spot in the front yard and delineated it with sticks and some thin rope.

 

After removing all the weed one thing we did, by recommendation, was to cover the area with plastic bags for a week to kill all remaining weed and preventing it from growing back.
After removing all the weed one thing we did, by recommendation, was to cover the area with plastic bags for a week to kill all remaining weed and preventing it from growing back.

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