Flowers Time Lapse by Katka Pruskova

  I found this beautiful video today.  It is simply a time lapse of flowers blooming with lovely music.  Enjoy.

  “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”  ~Luke 12:27

Flowers Timelapse from Katka Pruskova on Vimeo.

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Cinema Thursday: The Miseducation of America with Charlotte Iserbyt

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt (pronounced Izzer-bee), former Senior Policy Adviser in the US Department of Education during the Reagan administration, was interviewed in May of 2011 about the miseducation of America.  It’s not so much an interview as it is her telling the story of what has gone on in education.  Please listen with both ears and your mind, you’ll need them.  There is so much information in this video.  I really felt that my brain drowned in information (that’s a good thing).

Charlotte Iserbyt’s website is deliberatedumbingdown.com.

Charlotte Iserbyt: The Miseducation of America Part 1-Full

Read the Transcript: America’s Road to Ruin

Read more of Iserbyt & others’ work here.

Charlotte has also written the book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America which is online for free.   It is a chronological history of the past 100+ years of education reform.  It contains a lot of research including government plans and policy documents from her time in the Department of Education.

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Avoiding GMOs in Your Garden

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Lately, it seems that we’re up to our eyeballs in GMOs.  Corn, soy, zucchini, you name it they’ve tampered with it.  That’s why gardening is important.  When you grow something yourself you know what went into its development.

But you didn’t think that Monsanto and their cronies would watch their customers drift off into organic-ville quietly did you?  Of course not.   They want to capture whatever revenue streams are available.  And since gardening is in vogue again (and they’re already in the agriculture business) of course they’ll try to get their slice of that pie.

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The two major ways Monsanto is interfering is by buying up smaller seed companies and also the names of heirloom seeds.  That way you either buy from them without realizing it or the seed company has to pay Monsanto for using “their” seed name.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist, has written an excellent article about this HERE.  Thanks for alerting us, Sarah.

Here is a list of seed companies Monsanto has bought or does business with.

This post was linked to the Homestead Barn Hop!

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Book Giveaway at New Life On a Homestead

Kendra, from New Life On a Homestead, is hosting a giveaway of Angela England’s book, Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less).  The focus of the book is on giving you the how-to you need to turn your backyard, however big or small it is, into a productive, sustainable mini-farm. England encourages her readers to eat healthier, save money, and live a more self-sufficient lifestyle by making the most of whatever space you have.

Go HERE to enter.

Photo from the Backyard Farming Facebook page.

I very much want to read this book since I live on just shy of an acre and I’d really like to maximize the productivity of my space.

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Top 10 GMO Crops

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GMOs are everywhere.

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So I was mixing some spices for tacos…

Did you know that cayenne powder makes your nose feel all tingly and tickle-y if you accidentally sniff it up?  And it makes you sneeze too.

Anyway, have a nice evening and Happy Holidays!

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Watch Now: Farmer Wins Against Monsanto!

Mercola.com is offering a free viewing of the documentary David versus Monsanto, about one farmer who fought Monsanto and won.

The video is only available until November 10th, so watch it quickly!

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