Yes, I do get questions. Here are some answers that may be of interest as well as updates, concerning past articles. The articles are in bold, and the responses below them.
Arf Arf; Dog Medicine
People often have problems with pills for children, themselves and of course in this instance, Chinese tiny round pills for dogs. How to get them to take the pill? What I do for Kixx is to purchase some cheap wrapped cheese slices in bulk, Each night I take one slice, unwrap it, break it in half, rewrap one half for morning. I place the tiny pills in the cheese along with any other solid meds, wrap it up as a treat and he takes his meds greedily.
After years of learning about medicinal herbs I have shifted my thinking to Chinese herbals as the way to go. I am especially interested in the 5000 years of their learning and what combinations of herbs and natural ingredients have synergist identified with specific disorders of health. Diane has given me a book: ”Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas- a practical guide”, complied by Jake Fratkin. This wonderful book is published and distributed by: SHYA PUBLICATIONS, PO Box 1376, Boulder, Colorado 80306. Otherwise you may find it in the book section on Amazon.com.
My current interest is TA HUO LO TAN, a Chinese Old Man Formula. I will check out the Oriental Food Mart in Blacksburg, and if unavailable through them I am given several USA addresses where I can order whatever I want.
Fukushima Melt Down
Yes, it has been over 3 years without a successful cleanup. The story line is that the United Nations Nuclear Regulatory people say that all is well and that radiation in Japan and the US is “ insignificant”.
However, the other side of the coin, compiled by scientists opposed in principal to nuclear industry, find that we are all doomed.
I still have my dosimeter to make my own conclusions.
Another radiation problem! Once you have nuclear processing you have to dispose of nuclear waste. WIPP is the underground storage facility in New Mexico, one of 3 in the world. Japan just shipped us a load of plutonium and although unrelated, the salt cavern roof collapsed and plutonium radiation was released into the air. This of course excited New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Tennessee because of wind patterns blowing this death across their landscape. To make matters more interesting Mexico is hopping mad, and wants compensation for nearby cities.
You might enjoy the following link: Questions remain after WIPP town hall
Hanford Nuclear Power in Washington State is still leaking radiation and there are two or three other sites that are under hush, hush, investigation. While all this is going on in the US, we are moving ahead with more reactors, albeit that they are expensive and our friends in Georgia are being taxed to the hilt to pay for this new bastion of death.
Japan has constant public protests against awakening any and all reactors but considering that 30% of their energy- economy- is contingent upon nuclear powered electricity, the government is going to fire them up. As I have mentioned before, when I was in Japan, it rained all the time and political messages about building solar produced electrical power is Horse Hockey. Oh, did I mention that Japan is trying, or investigating, a WIPP in their earthquake prone country.
Hither and Yon-local newspapers!
An excellent link to find news articles of interest in specific locations is: http://search.gotnewswire.com/ . The Albuquerque New Mexico news articles on WIPP, as an example, are most informative from a non-governmental source.
Considering the cost of commercial greenhouse lights I had to find an alternative. Cheap shop lights have been my bane for years but humidity and hose showers just rust them out, plus the big fluorescent bulbs are out. I did buy several good quality fluorescent lamps- T8, 4 bulbs to a lamp, 4 feet long. The light output is 5000 K, which is about normal sunlight for growing. The lamps are not made in Mexico. They have an excellent reflector made of apparent aluminum, which will not rust. In the meantime I purchased 4 spray cans of Rust-Oleum LeakSeal white rubberized paint to coat all the existing fixtures. I bought these at LOWES.
The wet weather has precluded me from making a seed starting video but I still have plans. Keep watching.
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