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House and Senate bills to kill all organic farms (FAST track bills in 2 weeks)

Food Safety Modernization Act (HR 875): Criminalization of Organic Farms

Bills are:

House H.R. 875 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/ bill.xpd? bill=h111- 875

Senate S 425 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/ bill.xpd? bill=s111- 425

There is an enormous rush to get this into law within the next 2 weeks before people realize what is happening. Main backer and lobbyist is (guess who) Monsanto.

This Bill will require organic farms to use specific fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency to “make sure there is no danger to the public food supply”.

If this passes then NO more heirloom clean seeds will be allowed, only Monsanto genetically altered seeds that are now causing unexpected diseases in humans. Here is a short video on the subject: http://www.voteronpaul.com/newsDetail.php?Food-Safety-Modernization-Act-HR-875-Criminalization-of-Organic-Farms-222

Lets get real folks! This has NOTHING to do with food safety. This is only about TOTAL CONTROL by the feds in our lives. So, get on that phone ASAP and burn up the wires. Get anyone else you can to do the same thing, by sending this message far and wide.

The House and Senate WILL pass this if they are not massively threatened with loss of their position…. . they only fear your voice and your vote.

LET THEM KNOW YOU OPPOSE THESE BILLS: HR 875 and S 425

If you want to track the progress of these outrageous bills, click on the links below:

HR 875

S 425

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Pine River Market Square

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This has been a great break for me. Lots of things done, healing done, and ideas sprung.

First I shall inform you of the attempts to have another baby. We’re at it pretty good so hopefully sometime soon you’ll hear some news.

We are also at a crossroads in the direction we are heading in terms of self sufficiency. Inventoy has been built and I have started selling odd goods, mostly bellydance related and ethnic goods that I have purchased from sellers near and far. I have everything from patchwork goods made by others and myself, re-constructed clothes made by me, to spirituality items to soap.. so a run of all things funky, I suppose. I am doing the art faire, folk fest, music fest circuit around MN and neighboring states if something sounds like a good time and opportunity. ROb is going to be here taking over the market gardens and getting in full force with the farmers market run. He’ll be marketing just about daily come growing season. It’s goodness.

I have also been successful in finding other alternative minded folks who are interested in a performance tribe-bellydancers, hoopers, fire players, drummers and other musicians. It’s going to be great! I can’t wait for our first go at a performance.

As far as performing, I’ll be performing at the end of March in our first hafla-my students and my friend’s students. There shall be a couple of group choreography pieces and some solo dance. I’m gonna dance with my sword!!

Things are getting more peaceful here by and by. Everything is falling into place how we have envisioned it since we moved into our home.  None of us could really ask for more.

More updates this weekend…I am glad to be back here…

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So we went to the dentist yesterday because Rob needed a cleaning and I was having some pain. Turns out it was my upper right wisdom tooth. My upper left never ever grew in. Dr Craig extracted it, put me on Amoxycillin and Tylenol and sent me right on home. I was fine last night but today…holy man! I hurt and was so tired and queasy and I am not sure what was the baby and what was my mouth. Zoe and I slept quite a bit today. Pregnancy makes me very tired.

I ended up not going to vend at the market today too because I was in pain and so very tired. No matter though because apparently, the problem person who was constructing issues with the market, didn’t show and another was opening their farm to the public today so they couldnt show. I had planned (we stopped by there for this very reason) to talk to everyone briefly about the (cough…non…cough) issues present with the market, but all who were there were already privvy to the ‘problem’ and assured me all was good, especially for a BRAND NEW MARKET. I wont go into all of the details here, mostly because it is stupid and one person is attempting to not only bully me, but bully the other venodrs into thinking the way she does, and it just isn’t working or worth the effort. She is a bitter and mean woman to begin with (no joke, first market day after Grace tried visiting with her a few times and got nasty responses, she told me point blank, “I hate children”. WTF! What kind of person HATES children?) so no amount of talking will do any good. My only hope is that she will just stay away.

I had my first bellyrub today too! My friend, Holly, stopped by just to hug me, congratulate me and rub my belly. It was so sweet. She is another crazy homebirthing mama, and her first baby too! Athena is so chubby and cute…oh my!

We have had comfort foods for the past few nights. Rob pointed out that my subconscious, having done this twice before, knows what makes me feel better…and as cliche as it may be, pickles are one of those things for me. I am a German girl after all. I love vinegar! mmmmm they make me feel so good when I am queasy.  On Thursday, when I am 6 weeks, I will take the first belly photo. I was tempted today, but I want them to be at the start of new weeks,. I’ll be starting week 7 so it’s as good of a time as any. Although, with baby number three it is amazing how soon your tummy starts to pop out, if the bellydance video was any indication.

I’m gonna run. I am tired, yet again, and Zoe needs to nurse and I need snuggle time with Rob.

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