Eco-licious

Borage gone wild. There are six tomato plants in each of our three raised beds (we cut back a wee bit this year from last year's 24) but you can't even see them as the borage we planted by seed went insane

Borage gone wild. There are 6 tomato plants in each of our three raised beds (we cut back a wee bit this year from last year’s 24) but you can’t even see them as the borage we planted by seed went insane – see that one in the top right hand corner, actually TALLER than the tomato trellis? The hubby, aka DP (Designated Pruner), went in and trimmed them back after seeing this ๐Ÿ™‚

So much for posting this last Friday as planned! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can you believe summer is almost here? In Portland, it’s been in the 80’s all week…even had to shade the romaine in the garden to prevent bolting! Weird to be in a drought when it is coming down in buckets in other areas of the country, not to mention having empty rain barrels, UGH! But hey, I have tan lines…and rain is in the forecast, yay!

* So sad to learn that the love locks will be removed from that bridge in Paris. And yeah, 5 months before our trip!

* This week we took our dog to a new veterinarian after having that “something’s not quite right” feeling about the last one we went to. Everyone including the shelter had “ruled out” Cushing’s disease and our new vet tested her and said it’s not a matter of IF, but what KIND she has. Her liver enzymes are crazy high. However, being a careful doggie mama, I did my homework on Cushing’s and the destructive side effects of the medication that they said would be prescribed, and put a halt to it after finding out about two key holistic treatments: 1) going on a raw food diet, and 2) Cushex. The latter is all over the holistic pet care forums about making a phenomenal difference. And a $35 supply lasts a year. Raw food we’re investigating costs of the discounted rate of pre-made food at my husband’s work, versus going the potentially cheaper (but much more time consuming) homemade route. Anyone out there got tips?

* Don’t you love it when you learn more cool things about a blogger you’ve been following? For me, that moment came this past week reading Renaissance Garden blogger’s farm website, in particular, How We Farm. This is how it’s done, folks.

* And speaking of growing food, here’s a great article on Yoga for Gardeners. Namaste!

* “Kids’ games will never be as destructive as what adults continue to do to the planet.” Great quote from the article, Let the Kids Play.

Itโ€™s a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while itโ€™s light out.
~Bill Watterson

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  1. June 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I give my dog a raw food diet and would highly recommend the rawfeeding Yahoo group,if you would like information on rawfeeding using the homemade route. It is actually quite simple. Feel free to contact me separately if you have any questions.

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