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So I have a three day weekend! Epic! Love the three and four day weekends. Today is going to be a little different. I will complain for just a moment then, Offer a very awesome type of therapy for anyone to try! So, here is my complaining!

I was a landscaper for 20 years. While doing that job for ten years I applied commercially, pesticides to people’s lawns. While mixing and applying I was required to wear specific protective equipment. We learned that there is a certain type of absorption that happens through the skin. Whether it is liquid or powder didn’t matter. So, know this, when you go grocery shopping and you buy vegetables and fruits you wash them before you eat them. Why, because they have been what is called over sprayed with pesticides that you do not want to eat, but you will buy and eat Monsanto’ genetically engineered food.  It has Pesticides genetically added to its DNA. You buy it and you eat it! Seriously!? There is a saying that has been around for years, “You are what you eat”. So why would you want to eat that? You are simply ingesting pesticide. “Oh, but they have done tests. It’s such a low level of poison that it isn’t harmful to us.” Yeah, Right! I believe that as much as I trust our government.

Have you looked at the correlation between when Monsanto’s GMO food entered the food market, to the rise of cancer, ADHD, Autism and birth defects have risen? When you eat something over and over and over, like a poison or something caustic one of three things happen.

  1. You become immune to it like over exposure to penicillin
  2. You become slowly poisoned by it slowly killing yourself.
  3. It alters you own genetic make-up when you transfer to your children creating the same problems listed above.

Why would you want to subject yourself to that? Better yet why would you want to subject your

family and friends to it? That’s just ridiculous. Here is what I say you do. Go online, Google Monsanto, get a Netflix account and watch food INC., Farmaggeden and anything else that pops up because you watched….. Educate yourself so that you know what is going on and what you are putting into your body! For those of you who know me you already know that I have PTSD. For those of you who don’t there you go. When I was officially diagnosed my Therapist told me to get a dog or start a garden or something. I told that to my wife who was starting to wake up and paying attention to what we were eating and she said, you’re starting a garden. I of course said yes ma’am. (at times I am a smart man)

So I started a small raised bed garden in my backyard here on base. Thee boxes that are 4 foot by 4 foot 12 inches deep. I bought untreated wood, organic soil and organic compost. I filled them and have grown and harvested the following.

  1. Corn
  2. Green beans
  3. Sweet peas
  4. Okra
  5. Sweet potatoes
  6. Potatoes
  7. Sweet peppers
  8. Yellow squash
  9. Zucchini
  10. Broccoli
  11. Lettuce
  12. Spinach
  13. Cilantro
  14. Basil
  15. Garlic
  16. Wheat
  17. Kale
  18. Cucumbers

This is just in one and a half years. I have also learned how to harvest my own seed from what I

am growing. Which will of course save me money in the long run. I don’t have the exact figures for what I have saved by doing this. But it isn’t that hard or expensive. It is healthier and better for you. It takes very little time to invest to it. I literally spent 10 minutes a day actually working in my garden. The sprinkler was as simple as turn it on, let it run. Turn it off. The other ten minutes consisted of harvesting, weeding, and spraying with homemade organic bug repellant.  Let me know if you want a recipe for the bug repellant. It is way easy.

So it has honestly helped. When I have a bad day, or my Temper is kicking, I go work on my garden. It helps a ton. And my initial investment was 270. I have saved close to 600-1000 in produce. That is my guesstimate. Thanks for reading. God bless you!

Be someones Inspiration to do something great! The world doesn’t need more decimation!~ Malachias Gaskin

 

My garden at the moment

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