Seeds put in the ground!

A few weeks ago we started the gardening process!  A friend let us borrow their roto-tiller which worked out great for getting the topsoil loosened in order for us to start turning the soil.

The ground was too tough to use the roto-tiller for turning the soil underneath so our neighbor brought over a big, old-fashioned tiller that has the bottom soil chewed up and turned over in no time. ¬†It was powerful enough to take us off with it! ūüôā

I had originally planned on doing a small garden but since the tiller was a little more than I could handle we ended up with more planting ground than originally planned.

After we got the soil turned over we spent the next day getting our rows ready to put in the seeds. ¬† I used the Farmer’s Almanac guide for planting seeds together and got it all in.

A couple of days later we put up a chicken-wire fence to keep out little critters.  All of this was being done by us and not by professionals, but it appears to be working.  The key ingredient for keeping our fence in the ground is mud.  We dug out a trench to put the fence into, then covered it with wet mud from another spot in our backyard.

I’m hoping that our seeds grow really well as the soil we planted in appears to be like clay.

Despite the heavy rains and hail there are a few plants that are making an appearance. ¬†I’m not quite sure what they are exactly as the rains may have caused a few of the seeds to shift downhill.

It was recommended to plant marigolds on the perimeter of the garden, which will keep pests away from your plants. These were planted on the outside of the fence all the way around. ¬† Hopefully all the rain doesn’t kill all of our plants!

Planting season has started!

The last few days we have been preparing the ground for planting! ¬†I never realized how hard it is to prepare the ground for a garden. ¬†A friend of the family let us borrow a roto-tiller to use. ¬†It was great for cutting the top soil but it didn’t sink deep enough to stir up the soil underground. ¬† After a day of struggling to get the ground stirred up our neighbor brought over his heavy-duty roto-tiller and the ground was like mush in no time.

We were able to how out our rows and put the seeds in the ground. ¬†Today my husband put a fence around the garden to keep out the pests. ¬†Most of the seeds that I planted in the seed starter didn’t make it. ¬†My error I think was leaving them outside on the porch in the last cold weather spell. ¬†It was nice and hot during the day but then that night it dipped into the 30’s.

At least I have learned for the next time.  If you are starting out fresh like we are in planting a garden, I highly recommend borrowing or renting a roto-tiller as it will save lots and time and effort.

Now it is just time to water and weed….

The importance of eating healthy!

As time moves on, doctors and specialists are now discovering that healthy eating can do more for your body than conventional medication. ¬†Here is a new article from John Hopkins….

Health and Happiness
Johns Hopkins Update¬†‚Äď Very Good Article


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion.. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
person’s lifetime.

3.¬†When the person’s immune system¬†is strong the¬†cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
color.¬†¬†A¬†better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or¬†sea salt.

B. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine.  Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. Other supplements, like vitamin E, are known
to cause apoptosis, or¬†programmed cell death, the body’s
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen
therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer

1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave..

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially¬†breast cancer. Dioxins¬†are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this¬†health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as¬†TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
Please share this with your whole email list…………………….

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

Isn’t is great when those in medicine finally understand what others have been saying the whole time???!!!