Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Last night we voted in our small Illinois town. They said turn out was very low. I guess there will be a lot of people who have no right to complain if things aren't done their way :-).

Tonight is the wake for the wife of our employee. It should be very sad (and very interesting). We'll see how her family acts toward him. I really hope they know what a jerk he is. See this story.

Yesterday, the strawberries came. I have been reading other people's blogs about how they got them early & now so have I. We usually don't plant until after Mother's Day and last year it was even later. So I called the company & she said that if they don't survive in the fridge, they will replace them. The instructions say they will be good for 3 weeks in the fridge. So I'll just have to wait & see what happens. One kind is on backorder, so that is actually good news.

All the seedlings are doing well and most are transplanted into bigger pots now. My dining room is getting very crowded, but that is the best place for them due to the big windows and southern exposure.

No news today on the CAFO. I am going to go to a site called Homesteading Today and post a link to the blog & to the petition site. There are 568 signatures now. Great job everyone who has signed it & passed on the info to others. They would like to see 2000 signatures so I will keep trying.

We are going up Friday morning to the farm. I think Mia (the cat) is going with this time. We'll get an extra day there which will be nice since we came home early last weekend.

I'm sorry I haven't been posting much on everyone's blogs. With the worries about the CAFO and a descriptive writing class I am taking for cognitive therapy, I have been busy. Hope to get back in the swing of things soon.


megan said...

I hope the petition helps. I've been thinking a lot about this situation and how it could happen to any community, at any time. It's just frightening to me that our government (regardless of who is in power, it seems) protects the industry and not the people.

Granny said...

I tried to post a link at Homesteading Today but was having computer problems. I hope you get lots of signatures for the petition. I wouldn't want one CAFO in my neighborhood, let alone three for four.

fullfreezer said...

I hope your strawberries survive. Mine arrived yesterday and are now in the fridge. I hope they last.
Good luck with the CAFO mess.

Granny said...

I was able to do a short post this morning with a link to your blog. Hope you get lots of support.


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

If they don´t wote they have no right to complain either, but they sure will anyway :-)

Would like to sign the petition but I´m not sure if that is a good thing not being an American siticen. Perhaps it will do some damage if I did sign? Then they might use that to show that You only could fill the petition if You brought in foriners? If You still want me to sign let me know!

Barb and Steve said...

Hi Megan...I know. Apparently there is stimulus money for these CAFOs too.
Jackie...thank you so much. I ran out of time yesterday to post there. I'm going to today.
Thanks Judy...I hope they survive too. might be right. I'm not sure. Just having your support helps us a lot though. Thank you.

angie said...

Hi Barb,

I've had a quiet )(blogging) week too.

Can I ask about your berries? What type did you get and from where did you get them?

Barb and Steve said...

Hi Angie...are you going up to the farm this weekend too?
The berries are Northeaster Strawberrries from Miller Nurseries (those are a different order which I found out is also on it's way :-() and 3 other kinds from Jung which is called an "All-Season Strawberry Offer". It includes Ozark, Jewel & Annapolis, 25 plants of each.
Here's my email address in case you want to arrange the "farm tours" sometime :-)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I'll be checking out your links in this blog -
Have a blessed weekend!
It's Friday but Sunday's comin'!