A few weeks ago I mentioned here that Leiann and I were going to a Farm and Food Conference. It was held in Cedar City, Utah and we have been in attendance for the past 3 days. I was asked to post here after each day's activities that went on that day. But as things happened, it moved a little faster than I could keep up with, so I didn't do it. So tonight I wanted to make mention of it and make note of a few highlights.
The First day I was supposed to attend a certification class that was related to the FSMA, aka; Food Safety Modernization Act. I have made mention of this Federal Level series of "policies" that have been signed in to law. This is a massive overhaul of the laws regarding food production in the US. I mean this is massive and has far-reaching effects on many aspects of food production and even the serving and selling of food. Our friends in the great white north also have their version of this law with similar far-reaching effects. Anyway, the people that were doing...
Lime oil is not an oil that is just one type of "Lime" oil. There are several types out there. Many times the Lime will carry a qualifier such as Persian, Mexican, etc. This is not in reference to the country that they are sourced from, but rather the type of Lime oil. I don't want to go into a lot of comparing and contrasting of the types, so we will only make passing references to the other types and focus on the type that we do use. The type we use is the Mexican type, aka Key Lime oil. But the Key lime is sourced from the peel after the fruit has ripened and turned yellow. It is usually steam distilled. The one we typically use is the same Mexican type, but obtained by using the green fruit, before ripening, and the method of extraction is from Cold Pressing or also known as Expressed. The label of cold-pressed is the more common name and that is the name we use. The various types of Lime oil and from the 2 main methods of obtaining the oils will all come in with similar...
Today we are going to discuss some aspects of our gardening endeavors. This won't require a whole lot of physical work but will require some thought to guide your actions later on. One of the greatest obstacles to a successful garden is the people that are doing the gardening and this is derived from faulty ideas built on myths that no one understands the origins of. Well, I guess we can have some ideas on where they came from and that is from the chemical modeling of farming, and adapting those chemical farming ideas to our gardening. I have labeled this as part #1, as it will take several parts to discuss the various ideas that you need to get your head around. This part will deal mostly with Nitrogen management. What will be discussed can have a slight variation based on the Carbon Pathway followed, as in the C-3, C-4, and CAM types of plants, but the variation isn't much and the ideas apply just the same, for purposes of this discussion.
When working with...
- Man who run in front of car get tired. Man who run behind car get exhausted.
- Man with one chopstick go hungry.
- Man who scratch bum should not bite fingernails.
- Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
- War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.
- Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
- Man who drive like hell, bound to get there.
- Man who stand on toilet is high on pot.
- Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.
- Man who break wind in church sit in own pew.
....And lastly, this one hits a little closer to home for me than for some people;
- Crowded elevator smell different to short person
In today's discussion, we will followup on a mineral that was introduced in part 1. As I think about it, I see that I have failed to tie in some other aspects to this mineral thing. Namely the associated Amino Acids. This is really important as not only the mineral is important, but the Amino Acids are as well. One does not function without the other, even though the Amino Acids are made up of mineral formulations. Still, the Amino Acids are part of the overall functioning. Also, I like to approach the health aspects of our discussions from looking at one or even several minerals and then walking them forward and examining some of the main, overall functions of those minerals, either as an individual or collectively as a grouping. So the mineral that we are looking specifically at is Lanthanum and the Amino Acid is Phenylalanine. The chemical formula for Phenylalanine is C9 H11 NO2. So Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen Dioxide, or in simple terms, Nitrogen and Oxygen. This...