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Mosquito Control

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Mosquito Control

This has been one of the rainiest springs in East Texas that I can remember! (Thanks El Nino) With all this lovely rain, out comes the mosquitoes!! I swear some of these blood sucking parasites are the size of pterodactyls so you do not want to mess around with these guys at all!! 

Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes makes it pretty miserable just to be outside. The kids come in with whelps from playing and doing yard work while swatting bugs is very annoying. Besides, the poor animals are being attacked as well, which can cause heart worms in your pets. So I wanted to post about the several ways you can reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard, since that is what is “bugging” me lately!

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Wasps on Trial

Another great blog from my son about beneficial insects!

Canvassing Creation

I want to talk about one of the most “notorious pests” around, feared by many, deadly to some, with hundreds of dollars spent to find ways to kill them… wasps! These amazing creatures have long gotten a “bad rap.“ Most people are highly afraid of this insect. People become judge, jury, & executioner in one fatal swat. However, aren’t we suppose to have a chance to face our accuser and a chance to plead our case? Sadly, wasps cannot tell their side of the story, nor can they express their purpose for “being“, so allow me.

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Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

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Honey Bee Rescue

My 13 year old daughter (being silly as always) decided to rub wisteria on herself to “smell pretty” (all natural perfume idea!) She ended up getting a honey bee on her shoulder during the process! In a panic she swatted it off, stunning the poor thing just enough to make it loopy and unable to fly!

 

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My youngest son, being an animal/insect lover like the rest of us, grabbed a twig, got the bee to climb on it, and brought it to me, telling me the whole story of his sister’s antics. I had to call in the expert, my 18 year old “wasp whisperer!”

 

 

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Monoculture Farming and the Sabbatical Year

I was reading articles the other day and came across an article from Natural News called “Almost everyone is deficient and you can die without it: Potassium”

The first line of the article says:

 

“Due to the poor monoculture farming practices of Big Ag, most of the topsoil for plant based foods has been depleted of key minerals over the past 100 years.”

 

I had no idea what “monoculture farming” was so I looked it up!

Wikipedia says:

 

“Monoculture is the agricultural practice of producing or growing a single crop or plant species over a wide area and for a large number of consecutive years.”

 

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Notice how unhealthy the soil looks!

The first thing that popped into my head was, “You know, I bet that is why God commanded to let the land have a Sabbath every seven years!”

 

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A Day on the Farm

Sunday we slept in, well I say we slept in, I had been up really early with my daughter and her new puppy, a little Bassett Hound pup. He is a cute little thing, but like any newborn, he needs to eat, play, and be taken “out” often and not always when it’s convenient (like at 5 AM on a Sunday when I would rather be sleeping.) But I am proud of my daughter, she is taking it in stride and showing great responsibility with him!

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But after we had finished tending to him, I went back to bed and slept late. It was nice not to have any place to be today!

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