The Federal Government is voting on a new bill HR 875 that would create a NEW government agency to watch over food, farms and edibles. The bill has been mostly written and sponsored by food giant Monsanto.
Many people feel the passing of this bill and creation of yet another government agency would impose too many restrictions on mom & pop/ small business food and agriculture. They fear all these regulations could force the little guys out of business.
The wording of the bill sounds reasonable if you google HR875. Of course when it comes to more government agencies I believe the road to purgatory is paved with good intentions. Please take time to research this bit of legislation and inform your congress person how you would like them to vote on this $$$ new agency.
This link will get you to the senate, follow instructions how to find and contact your senator; Okay, that link went to the very bottom of page, please scroll down for missing links.
SEEN ANY HUMMINGBIRDS YET? (blog discussion below)
So has anyone recieved their little hummingbirds from way down south yet? My honeysuckle vine and stachys have been blooming like nobodys business this year. Seems a titch early.
Usually when my "hummingbird" flowers are in full bloom I get the little guys buzzing around my head in the garden demanding that the feeders be put up.
Haven't seen any hummingbirds yet. I usually get the black-chinned hummers. They look like miniture over-caffinated penguins. Put the feeders up today just in case.
There may be some drama at the back feeder. A couple of mockingbirds are building a nest in the honeysuckle vine next to where I hang the feeder.
As for the latest tale of "As the dental bill grows", finally had the bad tooth removed and a post for an implant put in. Great sedation, really don't remember a bit of it. Now I have this funny little retainer with a tooth attached to it to wear until the post sets.
Boy do I look like Daisy May with the retainer out and a big toothless smile. Know what? Because I live in a trailer and am missing a front tooth I now have a license to be over 40 and wear a crop top tee-shirt, with micro shorts and flip flops. Yee-haw Ya'all!