Friday, August 7, 2009

Brothers Felich 2009 Produce

We are people of the you might say. We kill our meat and eat it and we grow our food by the sweat of our brow.

OK, that's bull.

The boys did plant their own choice crop to accent my tomato garden. Nico chose watermelon, the first was picked yesterday. AJ grew sweet corn which we ate on Wednesday. Poor Jordan tried to grow spinach (his choice, because he thought he could make "Espinaca" dip by growing it), but it got choked out by Nico's watermelons. Tough going for the little man this year. He seems unfazed by his crop failure, which is good.


Frontier Forest said...

Come on Tony, quit teasing us! We want to hear about the famous 2009 Felich Tomato crop! Send pictures, I know preachers exaggerate.

ginger said...

Those are two good lookin dudes!!
Crop looks good too!

Rick Calohan said...

Well perhaps Jordan can take solace that unlike the First Family the cause of death of his spinach crops was successful watermelon and not (“highly elevated levels of lead — 93 parts per million.” According to Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety and the source no less was perhaps a commercial fertilizer called ComPRO, made from a wastewater plant’s sewage sludge, which the Clinton Administration apparently had agreed to spread on the lawn during its temporary stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

So what is sludge, really? A stinking, sticky, dark-grey to black paste, it’s everything homeowners, hospitals and industries put down their toilets and drains. Every material-turned-waste that our society produces (including prescription drugs and the sweepings of slaughterhouses), and that wastewater treatment plants are capable of removing from sewage, becomes sludge. The end product is a concentrated mass of heavy metals and carcinogenic, teratogenic, and hormone-disrupting chemicals, replete with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. There are some 80,000 to 90,000 industrial chemicals, including a host of dioxin-like deadly substances, which are allowed to be present in sludge under current EPA rules. What’s worse, there’s no way of knowing which toxic chemicals and heavy metals are entering the wastewater stream at any given time or in what concentrations. Sludge is always an unknown quantity, and therefore, assessing whether sludge is safe to use for growing food, is — in practice — impossible.

Farmers who care about what they grow know this, and — despite the best efforts of government and the sludge industry — growing food in sewage sludge is prohibited under the federal organic regulations. Still, sludge is still widely used as a cheap alternative to fertilizer, and unless you’re buying organic produce, it’s impossible to know if the food you eat was grown in it.")

Just some food for thought bon appetite!

MSC said...

Rick, dude, get outside and live a little before your brain explodes! :)