Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Farm Aid

Farm Aid: Family farmers, good food, a better America

Farm Aid features the best that music has to offer, while remaining true to its ultimate mission.

26 years of great music, supporting farmers, and strengthening America

Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $39 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land. Farm Aid accomplishes this mission by:

Promoting Food from Family Farms

We know that to keep family farmers on the land we have to increase the number of people buying their good food. From our annual concert event that features family farm food and unites farmers, artists, and concerned citizens, to our inspiring and informative tv, radio, mail and web campaigns (including our website), we are building a powerful movement for good food from family farms.

Growing the Good Food Movement

In order for family farmers to thrive we have to create more markets for them, giving more people the opportunity to access family farm food. Farm Aid fosters connections between farmers and eaters by growing and strengthening local and regional markets and working to get family farm food in urban neighborhoods, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and other public institutions.

Helping Farmers Thrive

For 26 years, Farm Aid has answered 1-800-FARM-AID to provide immediate and effective support services to farm families in crisis. Now Farm Aid's online Farmer Resource Network connects farmers to an extensive network of organizations across the country that help farmers find the resources they need to access new markets, transition to more sustainable and profitable farming practices, and survive natural disasters.

Taking Action to Change the System

Farm Aid works with local, regional and national organizations to promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns designed to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture. We've worked side-by-side with farmers to protest factory farms and inform farmers and eaters about issues like genetically modified food and growth hormones. By strengthening the voices of family farmers, Farm Aid stands up for the most resourceful, heroic Americans—the family farmers who work the land. Farm Aid's Action Center allows concerned citizens to become advocates for farm policy change.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gulf Oil

You can show us a great television commercial telling us that you fixed the problem of the oil spill.
I do not believe a word you say.
You remind me of the wealthy who do not help their fellow man but spend millions on a republican hoping he will remember you when he is president.
These are not the Americans that will be remembered in our history books as heroes but as the folks that took our country to hell.
Help me survive and click the ad below.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Good Morning,
Mom is gone to work and I am alive and well. It may not have been so back in 1958 when I was in NAVAL Boot Camp in San Diego, California. Our Company Commander came up to me and said, "Your sick report to sick bay!" I reported to sick bay and they said that I  had bronchitis and could not finish boot camp until it was cleared up. They gave me shots in my rear and laid me over a bed so that my hips were on the bed but my shoulders and head were hanging over into a paper sack in a trash can. I coughed and spit up gobs of goo from my lungs. I did this daily until it cleared up and the doctors felt I was fine. I was released from sick bay a week after my arrival and placed in another company after another week.
I did my tour of duty in the military and was released before the date of my 21st birthday ( kiddie cruise, go in before you are 18 and get out the day before you turn 21). I went home to La Puente but could not handle the smog because it burned my eyes so I went to San Jose where I had a friend who I had met in the Navy.
California air today is much cleaner than when I grew up in the San Gabriel Valley at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains (1941-1958).  Here is a photo of the smog I grew up with.

What does Kentucky Senator Rand Paul know about pollution?

Friday, August 7, 2009

We have had bees in our yard for about a month now. It makes me think that they (gov) killed off all local bees to keep honey bees from being Africanized then when local bees had a chance they turned them loose. Ya never know so I speculate; I do that a lot.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Grow a Farmer Campaign — Help Cultivate the Next Generation of Organic Farmers & Gardeners

School for Yuppies wanting to be organic farmers. It works.
It looks like we got a new way to get folks on the farm and also young adults raised on farms to switch from chemical farming to organic farming.
Get on the band wagon (farm truck) and do some good for the planet.