How would we feel if we were genetically modified to have adrenaline circulating in our system 24/7? I believe we would be on the nervous side, uneasy and find ourselves having a hard time to sleep and would feel very, very tired most of the time. Adrenaline, after all, is produced in situations that demand we ready ourselves for a “fight or flight response”.
Common sense dictates to this writer that having these trees always on the ready with a genetically engineered “fight response” with this insecticide gene could have far reaching effects which we haven’t even begun to consider.
Spring is right around the corner. This is a perfect time to consider planting bushes and trees which can be planted in your yard, at your church, local school or service club which can provide many benefits to you and the surrounding wildlife. Trees provide shade, cover and sanctuary for people and many other life forms. Trees can provide all this and the benefit of food. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fruit or nut tree that nourishes you and your neighborhood birds, squirrels, skunks, pollinators and chipmunks? Having a fruit tree on your premises offers the opportunity to have abundant organic food at your fingertips. Contact your local Garden Center to find out what is suitable for your planting location, what is available, what you can reserve and for necessary planting and care instructions of your new tree or shrub. Also, be aware that you may have to plant a couple of the same species to insure pollination.
One bush that I would recommend is a Nanking Cherry bush. We planted a couple of these bushes about ten years ago. The cherries are edible, although they have a high pit to flesh ratio. The birds love them and will quickly eat all of the fruit should you not wish to use for yourself. They swallow the whole fruit, pit and all.
“Did you know”…thought of the week: Have you noticed that when it is cloudy during the evening you will not have frost on your windows in the morning?
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