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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dark Days of Winter

OK my leg is feeling better, and although I am still on crutches and not able to stand on my left leg, I did get into the kitchen the other day and cook up a mostly local meal. YEAH!!

Of course it took me a few extra hours to do it as I had to get things out of the fridge one at a time, and had to cook sitting down. But it worked with the help of my wonderful boys, we had a delicious LOCAL meal.




The picture looks very dark, oh well it's the meal that counts...right ;-) But we have local potatoes, greens and beets from my freezer (veggies from our garden this past year) local sweet potatoes. The carrots and meatless turkey are not local. It was delicious and I feel so much better getting back into the kitchen.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Polar Bears

This is a passion for my son, Dallen, endangered species, and he is a member of NRDC. This is part of an article in the most recent issue of Nature's Voice. I thought I would share this as it is very interesting.

"In a big step forward for polar bear protection, NRDC and our allies have reached a settlement with the Bush Administration that sets deadlines for the Interior Department to designate "critical habitat" for the bear. "The designation of critical habitat is one of the most powerful and important protections that the Endangered Species Act offers to animals on the brink of extinction," said Andrew Wetzler, director of NRDC's Endangered Species Project. ...

However, the settlement with the Interior Department does not resolve two other claims in our lawsuit on behalf of the bear.... In the meantime, some of America's biggest polluters have filed suit against the Interior Department to take away the relatively few protections that the polar bear does have under federal law. The American Petroleum Institute, the National Mining Association and other powerful lobbies want the polar bear stripped of safeguards so that they'll be free to destroy its fragile Arctic habitat at will. The polluters are joined in this attack by the state of Alaska, at the direction of Governor Sarah Palin. NRDC has intervened on behalf of the polar bear."

If you want to read the entire article please visit Nature's Voice.