Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday #6...

Almost berry time! Probably by weeks end Mandi and I will start are every evening ritual of heading down to the rail trail and picking raspberries.

Thanks you Forest Service! This was a big one.

Fun Guy.

Nap time by the Shavers fork.

Morning ride followed by afternoon gardening followed by a trip to the river followed by evening gardening. I slept well last night.

Peace, JOEY

ps: Disturbing Facts:

  • The average child gets 5+ servings of pesticides in their food and water each day.
  • The pesticide Atrazine is so toxic it is banned in Europe, but it is used so widely in the U.S., that it is found in 71% of the U.S. drinking water.
  • Currently, over 400 pesticides can be legally used in the U.S. For example, apples can be sprayed up to 16 times with 36 different pesticides. None of these chemicals are present in organic foods.
  • According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, organophosphate pesticides (OP) are now found in the blood of 95% of Americans tested, and the levels are twice as high in blood samples taken from children. Exposure to OPs is linked to hyperactivity, behavior disorders, learning disabilities, developmental delays and motor dysfunction.

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