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jsqrisk
Interests: Pattern recognition beyond the perimeter, risk management, open communication, writing, yoga, The Manchurian Candidate, Fernand Braudel, Howard Gardner, Mnookin, cemeteries.
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Posted Apr 2, 2013 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Monsanto is always hiding behind something, starving children (while selling their parents crops that fail all at once), the Great God Efficiency, or now, medical research. Will Clarence Thomas recuse himself this time on this Supreme Court seed patent, Bowman... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Gretchen and dogs in afternoon light: Dogs through pine needles: John S. Quarterman, Gretchen Quarterman, Brown Dog, Yellow Dog, Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2013-01-17. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Twisty roots and vines about the same shape, and Gretchen: Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2013-01-17. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
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Harrow the firebreak, mix gasoline and diesel in firestarter, and fire it up. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Native yards around here might have wiregrass, smilax, and longleaf pines. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/in_us_midwest_restoring_native_prairie_ecosystems_kessler/2603/ -jsq Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Oh, hi Barbara. Sorry I took so long responding; I was hoeing dog fennel out from under the electric fence. I thought you liked Picasso? Why would you believe two days was enough for it to be safe for him? The instructions for CRP planting of longleaf pine say wait at least a year after any cotton or corn with pesticides have been planted, and the main pesticide used on those is Roundup. As you say, mowing will knock dog fennels back. That's the first thing I do on a larger area. To get rid of them, we harrow and plant rye over the winter. For small areas, we pull them up, which is easy when it's very dry (as it has been a lot lately) or very wet (like right after the tornado rain). Or when that doesn't work, a hoe or shovel does. -jsq
We've added 60 new solar PV panels to our old 20 panels at Okra Paradise Farms, bringing our production up to about 15KW DC: Gretchen Quarterman and John S. Quarterman on the new panels on the roof of the farm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Back in 2010, a survey by Covalence found Monsanto to be the least ethical company in the world. Another year, another award for Monsanto! Michelle Schoffro Cook wrote for care2 1 February 2012, Monsanto Wins Worst Company of 2011 Award,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini put out a press release yesterday, NEW STUDY: Genetically Modified Corn Toxic to Humans, “We were very much surprised by our findings. Until now, it has been thought almost impossible for Bt proteins to be toxic to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Mike Barrett wrote for NaturalSociety 26 January 2012, Monsanto's Infertility-Linked Roundup Found in All Urine Samples Tested, A recent study conducted by a German university found very high concentrations of Glyphosate, a carcinogenic chemical found in herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Tom Paine said it a lot earlier: "The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance." -jsq
Really? I could argue UFOs with just as much validity as you've ever provided for your version of Agenda 21. Meanwhile, the real U.N. is promoting organic agriculture, not draconian raids: http://www.fao.org/organicag/en/
Small farmers, independent farmers, competing against massive corporate factory farms, decided to support Occupy Wall Street with food: This is the food Mayor Bloomberg had NYPD evict. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2011 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Brown Dog and Yellow Dog in corn shucks. Gretchen Quarterman takes a break and joins them. Pictures by John S. Quarterman, Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 13 November 2011. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2011 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
See also http://securityskeptic.typepad.com/the-security-skeptic/2011/10/icsg-stop-ecrime-initiative-seeks-unified-response-.html
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2011 on You can help Stop-eCrime at Perilocity
One day after a rain, and a few days before a full moon: Pictures by John S. Quarterman, Lowndes County, Georgia, 8 September 2011. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
One day before the March full moon: Moon mandala: Tree in the moon: Pictures by Gretchen Quarterman, Lowndes County, Georgia, 18 March 2011. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Sit! You're getting too much attention: Pictures by John S. Quarterman, Lowndes County, Georgia, 17 March 2011. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Late afternoon, two days before the March full moon: Same tree, full length, for scale: Pictures by John S. Quarterman, Lowndes County, Georgia, 17 March 2011. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Ready to make pepper jelly. Picture by Gretchen Quarterman, Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 August 2011. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Why did the gopher tortoise cross the road? Video by John S. Quarterman, Coppage Road, Lowndes County, Georgia, 18 August 2011. To find a way through the fence. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Unlike a dirty yellow dog, this is what actual foxes look like: Video of wild foxes by Gretchen Quarterman Lowndes County, Georgia, 23 June 2011. -jsq Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Canopy Roads of South Georgia
Good question! Fixed now, plus pictures by Gretchen showing the rattles. -jsq
Our dogs have taken on a beaver, a raccoon, and several rattlesnakes. They won all those. (Beaver is tasty, by the way.) Then they tried a nest of cottonmouth moccassins. Not so happy; the dogs got all swole up and sad looking. Significant vet bill. This year one of them tried a copperhead. Same result. And the other one tried a rattlesnake and lost. Same result. Finally they seem to have learned to alert us but don't attack snakes. Good result! -jsq