With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I want to say thank everyone for all of the kind words and comforting prayers that were relayed when my Daddy passed in mid-September. The loss of someone so deeply loved is never easy even when that loved one lived a long life.
As I indicated to all CSA Members, my father liked to conserve farmland by stopping erosion and turning the land under his control into fertile, tillable farmland. While he was on this Earth, he maintained a vision of improving and leaving the lands he managed better than he found them–for the next generation. Think: Conservation Family of the Year in his state!
Meanwhile in our gardens, that cover crop of 500 pounds of winter rye which Robert planted is coming up nicely. The rain has been sparse as of recent, but it loves these warm temperatures. I understand the rain is on its way along with some cold temps which slow the growing down. The idea is to till it into the soil next spring for added nutrients.
Robert and I keep our land as wild and biodiverse as possible. We consider our small farm a Wildlife Sanctuary. We do not use pesticides or herbicides. We are keeping green space in Western North Carolina. We want to continue growing fresh, nutritious local vegetables for our community–with the help of the bees and insects. All fruit and vegetable pollination is dependent on electromagnetic communication — between bees and flowers. Albert Einstein went so far as to say, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
According to the U.S. National Agriculture Statistics there has been a decline from about 6 million bee-hives in 1947 to 2.4 million in 2008, representing a reduction by 60%. Over the past decade, beekeepers in both the U.S. and Europe have reported additional hive losses. Fully one-third of all food crops rely on bees for pollination. This exquisite act of Nature is dependent upon electromagnetic communication — between bees and flowers. Electricity is the foundation of life! All living beings are electrochemical systems that use low frequency EMFs in everything from protein folding through cellular communication to nervous system function.
The disappearance of bees is not a pleasant thought to contemplate; however, it is a reality. Thus, my next post will be lengthy with several links which I trust you will find worthy of sharing so that perhaps together we can help to save the bees on planet Earth!