Candlelight Nights
Why did hat anon? It wasn't supposed to anon. *random tackle hug*

rory-thecenturion:

I knew it was you Sammy

What’s up kiddo

Not much, but I think I got a magic bean or something, because one of my Kentucky bean sprouts are about 3 inches high, while the others have barely sprouted. It’s insane. What goes on with you this weird, sunny/drizzly day?

rory-thecenturion:

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK??? Reporting sexual harassment will not damage your career. Fucking report it, it is not fucking okay. This pisses me off so bad. I am going to slap a bitch in the face. Dagnabit. Fuck you cbs. Fuck you so fucking hard. FUCKING IMBECILES!

I was going to tear the article apart word for word, but I think the fact the writer can’t even number properly should speak for itself as to her intelligence level. I don’t know how she got brainwashed into thinking that’s okay, but I think anyone dealing with her is going to need either a large quantity of patience or vodka.

For some reason the flower container pic refuses to load. I’ll work on that tomorrow.

Hey. *pokes* Feel better soon. *hug tackle*

rory-thecenturion:

for-candlelight-nights:

rory-thecenturion:

for-candlelight-nights:

rory-thecenturion:

for-candlelight-nights:

rory-thecenturion:

for-candlelight-nights:

rory-thecenturion:

Hey Sammy, thanks. I think we need to go on a hunting trip soon, you know… Hunting… I’m sure I’ll feel better then.

You will, because the sick will become terrified of your awesome skills and run away in fear.

I figured. They should be scared of what is out there not me

*hugs* You’re gonna feel better real soon, because I say so, and I am never wrong.  :)

I really liked them hashtags yo

So, guess what!

WHAT?!

My tutor loved my paper!!! Shes submitting it to the board for review!!!

Fantastic

:) Dean, you know what’s awesome? You. You’re awesome. *tackle hug*

proofrok:

Anyone umm want a cucumber? This is spiraling quickly

If you find someone who wants tomatoes, I overestimated how many plants I needed… By like… 22 plants…

proofrok:

Anyone umm want a cucumber? This is spiraling quickly

If you find someone who wants tomatoes, I overestimated how many plants I needed… By like… 22 plants…

Why I Garden, by Samantha M. Finnegan-Liggio

Samantha M. Finnegan-Liggio

22 April 2014

Why I Garden

I garden for many reasons. I garden because it is cheaper to grow food than to buy it. I garden because I can help people through my gardening. I garden because it helps my health in more ways than one. I garden because I don’t want to support Monsanto. I garden for many reasons, but none of them is really the deciding reason. They all are equally important.

            It’s a fact that it’s cheaper to grow most things than to buy them. For example, the cost of tomatoes in the produce section of conventional grocery chains reflect many things, including the costs of equipment used to sow and harvest them; the cost of chemicals used as weed killers, pesticides, and fertilizers, as well as their application; the cost of labor at the source; the cost of transportation to grocery chains; the cost of grocery workers wages; and are marked up even further still for a profit. Those tomatoes cost between $1.50 and $3.00 per pound (The price was noted from calls to the local branches of Weis, Redners, Sam’s Club, and Giant) For10¢ a seed, I have planted 25 tomato plants (8 Beefsteak, 5 Mortgage Lifter, 2 Yellow Currant, and 10 Amish paste, all of which have sprouted.) for a total cost of $2.50. They will produce an average of 12-20 pounds of tomatoes per plant (http://homeguides.sfgate.com/average-yield-tomato-plant-60969.html), which would put my total minimum average at 300 pounds, (Which is about 156 pounds of slicing tomatoes, 120 pounds of paste tomatoes, and 24 pounds of salad tomatoes) having been grown in a period of 180 days, or roughly 26 weeks (http://www.almanac.com/content/frost-chart-united-states/PA/Northampton) , at an average of 11 pounds per week. However, the tomato plants I am growing take an average of 75 days to mature and produce fruit, and so would be producing in 15 weeks an average of 20 pounds a week, which would cost $30 to match that rate when purchased at a grocery store. My total savings will amount to $447.50.

Take the above mentioned savings a step further, and think of the amount of good that can then be done at absolutely no cost. The average person consumes 22 pounds of tomatoes and tomato products in a year (http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/kidsapp?area=home&subject=funf&topic=landing). That would mean that a family of three such as my own would consume 66 pounds of tomatoes in a year. That would leave 234 pounds of tomatoes left over. I intend to share my tomatoes with 6 people outside of my family, leaving 102 pounds of tomatoes left over if I were to provide enough tomatoes for them to eat for the whole year. However, I’ll only be providing about 2 months’ worth each, which would leave 212 pounds of tomatoes left over. If I can donate them to the Northampton Area Food Bank, they would be put to use among 400-450 families (http://www.northamptonareafoodbank.org/html/about_us.html).

Gardening for me isn’t just the financial aspect, it’s also about the health and ethics. By growing my own food, I can always have a healthy snack on hand. I can walk outside, and know where the food is coming from, and that no chemicals were used in their production, from start to finish, and that those chemicals won’t be going into my body. I don’t have to worry about the untested effects of genetically modified crops (Chapters 15-16, Food Safety Contaminants and Toxins, Edited by J.P.F D’Mello, CABI Publishing). I am looking after not only my physical health when I garden, but also my mental health. Gardening has been shown to reduce cortisol levels (http://greatist.com/happiness/garden-improve-mental-health#footnote-node-416-2) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20522508), and it is well documented that stress reduction promotes a better overall health.

My stress is further reduced when I consider the fact that I am not supporting a near monopolized organization that has turned from a legitimate company into one that is not above using scare tactics (http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/05/monsanto200805) to protect products that can cause major damage not only to the people consuming them (http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-s-roundup-linked-argentina-s-growing-health-problems-1382882609), but those whose livelihood has been, for generations, growing (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1082559/The-GM-genocide-Thousands-Indian-farmers-committing-suicide-using-genetically-modified-crops.html). I am glad to not be supporting a company that has been consistently against its customers knowing what they are buying (http://nsnbc.me/2013/10/31/monsanto-pepsi-nestle-millions-to-stop-washington-gmo-labeling-law/), and has not been above donating to campaigns (http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cmte=C00042069), to influence voting on labeling laws. It is my personal belief that through my refusal to buy Monsanto Products, I can influence others to do the same, and together that we can make a difference. Many people are unaware of Monsanto and the influence they have on our daily lives, and I hope I can change that.

In conclusion, there are many reasons I choose to garden. I garden because it is far more cost effective to grow than to buy. I can help people through my gardening, and that is a major reason why I garden. Gardening is good for both my physical and mental health. I garden because I only want to support companies that are ethical in their practices. I believe that gardening makes me a better person overall, and so I choose to garden. Sometimes it is difficult, the weather won’t cooperate, insects decide that a garden is a better source of food than an agricultural monocrop field, and disease can run rampant. I may make mistakes, like in where I place my plants, what I plant near what, overwatering, etc. but in the end, I believe it’s worth it.

It is done, and it is my best paper ever. Mainly because I didn’t bs it on this one.

Eleven Golden Bantam Sweet Corn plants pictured, with twenty total. Four Touchon Carrot plants pictured, with thirteen total.

Eleven Golden Bantam Sweet Corn plants pictured, with twenty total. Four Touchon Carrot plants pictured, with thirteen total.

sherrocked:

My little sister is a really pretty girl and she gets dick pics all the time from annoying boys, so being the girl she is, she started using them as blackmail.
She now has about 30 boys doing her bidding because one stepped out of line and she got someone to print out 500 copies of the photo and mailed it to his family.

My sister is 16 and she’s running a black mail Mafia.
She’s going places.

torple:

on my grave, it will read “regretting all the ships that never sailed” and some people will think it’s poetic, but others will know

seed-of-wonder:

woke up with a quail in my room. i brought it back to the woods.

Quail are gorgeous. Anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves. Case in point ^

seed-of-wonder:

woke up with a quail in my room. i brought it back to the woods.

Quail are gorgeous. Anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves. Case in point ^

You wanna cry tonight? Watch Supernatural fanvid set to the song ‘Coming Home’. You’ll know you have the right one if there are grainy images and a pain in your chest. I refuse to provide a link on the grounds that I will not be blamed for the feels. You search it out- Your fault, not mine. *sobs in the distance*

Two Evening Sun Sunflower Plants in my favorite mugs.

Two Evening Sun Sunflower Plants in my favorite mugs.

Ten Cippolini White Onion Plants, Ten Amish Paste Tomato Plants, Five Black Beauty Eggplant Plants, Two Greek Basil Plants, One Greek Oregano Plant, Four Mixed Colors Digitalis Foxglove Plants, and Four Giant Imperial Larkspur Plants

Ten Cippolini White Onion Plants, Ten Amish Paste Tomato Plants, Five Black Beauty Eggplant Plants, Two Greek Basil Plants, One Greek Oregano Plant, Four Mixed Colors Digitalis Foxglove Plants, and Four Giant Imperial Larkspur Plants