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The garden is calling, well OK, it's been calling all winter for some TLC, it's high time to get out there and get it ready for some spring planting.
I am about to start my tobacco seeds, I'm not worried about planting them in the protection of the garden, I don't think anything will mess with them after the first nibble. I saw a show on one of the history or nature channels that showed tribes of people living in high mountains, the only thing that they could grow well was potatoes and tobacco. They had to protect the potato plants from the pigs that ran around, they had lots of pigs. They only had to protect the potatoes, the pigs wouldn't touch the tobacco, I figure if pigs wouldn't eat it, then nothing else will either.
I'll start the tobacco seeds in plastic cups, one or two seeds per cup. I know the tobacco plants will grow well here, I have a neighbor up the road who grew some test plants last summer and they did very well.
I received a disturbing email a couple of days ago, it seems that TPTB, in their infinite wisdom have been trying their best to make it illegal to purchase cigarettes through the mail, this will hurt the Native Americans who raise tobacco and sell cigarettes, most of their business is done through the mail. This will make it impossible to get inexpensive cigarettes, and will ultimately hurt the poor folks of this country, they/we are the ones who will have to pay higher costs at the register. Apparently all this bill needs now is to be signed into law by our prez. Here is a copy of the email I received:
On March 17, 2010, S. 1147, The PACT Act, the bill designed by the Congress to prevent tobacco companies from sending low cost cigarettes through the mail, passed. Now that it has been passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives all the bill needs is a signature by President Obama before it becomes law.
We urge all of our customers to contact President Obama today and ask him to veto the bill. Not only will this bill be an excessive hardship on people with fixed incomes, it will also devastate Native American communities nationwide. Many of these Native American communities are in remote locations. Without the ability to get their products to market via the United States Post Office, they will have no opportunity to earn an income. Does the government really want to return to the days of massive Native American poverty?
Please call and write President Obama today. Please forward this email to everyone you know and ask them to call too.
Let the President know that you are against this bill and all other bills that encroach on the freedom and liberties of Americans.
You can call or write to the President at:Phone Numbers:Comments: 202-456-1111
FAX: 202-456-2461Mailing Address:The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500TTY/TDD:Comments: 202-456-6213
Visitors Office: 202-456-2121If you really feel strongly about this issue, please call more than once.We thank you for your support!Sincerely,
So now more than ever, if you are a smoker, you should really consider growing your own tobacco, and processing it into your own smokes. If you aren't a smoker, then you shouldn't start, but for those who are addicted, or just plain enjoy it and don't like the gov reaching into every little part of your life, strike back, grow your own tobacco and roll your own smokes. Click here for the of a great book to teach you how to grow your own tobacco and how to process them into cigarettes.
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Get your seeds from this guy. tell him Wretha sent you. :)
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