"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Seeds arrive!

When we were in southern Arizona on a mini road trip we were amazed at the cotton fields that we saw. I thought that cotton grew in the humid south and not the arid, dry areas. Once I saw the fields I knew that I was going to try and grow cotton. So I ordered cotton seeds the other day, and they arrived yesterday!

Photos are all from Onalee's website, which is where I ordered the seeds at a wonderful price! I have ordered many things from online, and my order from Onalee's was the fasted arrival ever!

What else did I order?

Luffa/Loofa/Loopha sponge gourd seeds...what is neat about the Loofa, is that you can eat it in its early stages and it taste like squash, or you can eat the flowers, and of course you can dry the Loofa for a bath scrubby!

Pindo palm...it is a quick growing palm that has an over abundance of fruit that is edible. With the farm, anything that can provide a surplus for the animals is a bonus for us.

I cannot share how excited I am to have new seeds to plant on the farm. This year we have worked hard to build control garden areas, due to the rabbit population that we fed last year. I did not order from the traditional places that I always ordered from, and instead ordered from several companies that provided organic heirloom seeds. I also bought seeds of foods that are native to the region I am in, and are used to harsh dry environments.

In addition to these unique garden items, we will be growing a large herb garden, tomatoes, garlic, onions, jalapenos, zucchini, crookneck squash, pumpkin, acorn squash, cucumber, sunflowers, cantaloupe, beans, peas, bee drawing flowers, turnips, cabbage, radishes and maybe more I am probably not thinking of everything. As we have done before we will be salvaging rain water(in the monsoon season) and using gray water for all of our crops, as water is a precious commodity here in the southwest.