It's in the news every week now, the controversy that swirls around the safety of our food is discussed at great length. There's hardly a day goes by that you don't read something negative about America's food supply. A farmer's job is to grow the food, whether it's vegetables or meat, to make sure from farm to table it's the healthiest that they can produce. They work with veterinarians and nutritionists to adopt new methods for improved crops and animal health. Too bad they don't report on these new methods to the general public. As consumers we need to know where our food comes from and how it's grown so that we can make the best choices when we shop. With this summer's drought, farmers are looking at new ideas of drip irrigation rather than the overhead sprinklers that were used for years on commercial farms. You just can't count on Mother Nature consistently to provide the water needed to produce the world's food.
Our ancestors knew a thing or two about saving water, 18th century gardeners made thumb watering pots out of earthenware. Follow the link HERE to make your own from salvaged plastic jugs. Perfect for watering delicate seedlings!
Here's another great way to deep water those tomato plants, Rebecca over at Camp Wander has a great idea using perforated drain pipe. She cuts and places them around each plant, virtually trapping the water so that it slowly feeds the roots!
So if you want to grow some of these, you might need to go visit HERE for some great tips on growing tomatoes. Aunt B. knows what goes good with those fresh slicers too!
A "light lunch" at her house looks like this...
Two go-withs, cold pears and cottage cheese!
Some beet pickles and bread and butters,
A nice tray of deviled eggs,
Chip n' dip, crackers and olives~
Honeydews and cantalope from the garden~
And bacon, nice and crispy!
Treat yourself to the pleasures of Summer, and say thank you to America's Farmers who put food in our mouths every.single.day.
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