Monday, November 26, 2012

The Frapture





I really wanted to share this one with everyone so I am blogging this here too
Floks need to realize NC tourism $$ is going to be hurt by this fracking mess too.
Please share too
Peace and blessings to you all

Sunday, November 25, 2012

T.Roosevelt on CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Fall is here  geese and the ducks are coming by for a visit

 All these shades of leaves are so wonderful to press and make pictures with.
 
When I  started studying about fracking I never would have imagined I would be reading a message written over 100 years ago that made me realize just how improtant it is to fight for nature and our rights to have it !
THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
 From Theodore Roosevelt's Seventh Annual Message to Congress
Dec. 3, 1907

I read it and wished I could copy it word for word but just picked a couple parts that really drove home to me .
"Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to an excess it becomes foolishness. We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so. The mineral wealth of the country, the coal, iron, oil, gas, and the like, does not reproduce itself, and therefore is certain to be exhausted ultimately; and wastefulness in dealing with it today means that our descendants will feel the exhaustion a generation or two before they otherwise would."
 


"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right hand down to them amplified and developed." - read it in full at
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/eight/trconserv.htm

Let's make it a better world for our children's future
 
 
 
 

Friday, November 23, 2012

NC Lee County farms Agritourism vs fracking?

Hi all I decided to focus on Smart ways to stop fracking from coming to NC .
 
 
click on pic for bigger image

 So I figured I'd look for Postitive things that are happening here that Fracking would cause problems for like Lee County Farms and Agrotourism !
This is what I was able to find in my morning search !
Seems was the theme around NC this month!

In “Bona Fide Farm Purpose, Agrotourism, Agritourism or Locally Grown”
The big question now swirling around city halls and county government buildings across
 North Carolina is “What non-agricultural activity now qualifies as ‘Agritourism’ and
 is therefore exempt from zoning regulation?”
The answer is certainly not clear and is being debated in many circles.
 Looking carefully at N.C.G.S. Section 99E-30(1), it states that anything that is “carried
out on a farm or ranch” and “allows members of the general public…to review or enjoy rural
activities” constitutes agritourism.  It is interesting to note that this Statute generally
 describes the types of activities that define agritourism as including “farming, ranching,
historic, cultural, harvest-your-own activities or natural activities and attractions.”
If one were to read this definition as strictly construing the activities, then the list
limits the qualification of activities to those that fit within the categories above listed.
 However, what is really meant or would qualify under the above activities has no boundaries
 at this time. Cultural activities could include anything from pig pickings to paint ball
and “natural activities” is a similarly vague category. “Agritourism in North Carolina”
 Land Use Law Quarterly, Zoning Planning & Land Use Section (Vol. 7, No.3, April 2012).
http://governmentandpublicsector.ncbar.org/newsletters/publicservantnov2012/agrotourism.aspx
In the Sanford Herald I found these articles
As local officials and others walked around two Lee County farms Tuesday, a word continued to
 come up in conversation — agro-tourism.

Agro-business, agro-therapy and agro-counseling were also used in the dialogue between local
agro-specialists and politicians, but it was tourism that got the most mentions.
That’s because it has strong potential to bring new faces — and new money — into Lee County,
said those guiding an elected officials tour on Tuesday morning as part of Farm-City Week
 activities.

Read more: Sanford Herald - Local leaders get lesson on economic impact of farms http://sanfordherald.com/view/full_story/20908161/article-Local-leaders-get-lesson-on-economic-impact-of-farms?
Three farming familes saluted during Farm-City Week Banquet
Read more: Sanford Herald -
http://sanfordherald.com/view/full_story/20885868/article-Three-farming-familes-saluted-during-Farm-City-Week-Banquet?

 

Re imagining Research Triangle Park
"The food there ought to be locally grown," Geolas said.
"The restaurants ought to be locally owned.
The retail ought to represent the best of what North Carolina has to offer."

He said the search for the state's best offerings is the defining theme of this tour —
and the reason behind a website the group founded for people to post their own stories
 and ideas for the park, at
http://www.reimaginenc.com/
 — saying RTP companies hold innovation in high regard.http://reimaginenc.tumblr.com/
Read more: Sanford Herald -  http://sanfordherald.com/view/full_story/20838493/article-Re-imagining-Research-Triangle-Park?
here is a few of the local farms here in Lee county or nearby
for local meat http://www.rayfamilyfarms.com/
for local vegis and more
http://www.grossfarms.com/
http://www.spiveyfarms.com/
for flowers try http://bigbloomersflowerfarm.com/

So what do you know about AGRITOURISM ?

still want more check out
http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/agritourism/

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My Red Tail Hawk friend and Critters who visit

I needed a break from fighting the Frack so decided to share some of what is important to me in NC.
 
I started watching him in 2009 he was a young thing then ...I call him Baby Boy ,(even though He is a father now)
I recognize his call from the others ...He is very vocal!  
he knows I am there. He is young here

playing with it's pray in my back yard
I found this one this spring of 2012
sometimes the hawks are perched way up high

I did not know Red-tailed hawks are monogamous and may mate for life. They make stick nests high above the ground, in which the female lays one to five eggs each year. Both sexes incubate the eggs for four to five weeks, and feed the young from the time they hatch until they leave the nest about six weeks later.
Average life span in the wild:
21 years
found this info at ... check out the link you can click the audio button there and hear the sound he makes.
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/red-tailed-hawk/

I think this is a Sharp-shinned Hawk , maybe Cooper's
better pic on next 2 shots . keep this for detail of id.







We try to make our yard eco friendly and animal friendly also!




 



my cat and dog paid this no mind at all







These are just a sampling of the wonderful visits we get . It is a reminder of why we need to protect the environment for all of us !
Thanks for stopping by !
Peace and Blessings to you !

Friday, November 16, 2012

draft for an NC antifrack pledge

 
this is my draft for an NC antifrack pledge. What do you think? Do I need to add more ? take soemthing out? please give tips here or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LeeCoNcSayNoToFracking?ref=hl 
Thanks
 
NC Anti-Frack Pledge

Together, we will take a pledge of resistance to hydrofracking in the state of North Carolina .

The Pledge to Resist Fracking in North Carolina

I believe:

that high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracking is an accident-prone,
inherently dangerous industrial process with risks that include catastrophic
and irremediable environmental damage; that these risks cannot be properly resolved,
nor can they be mitigated
through regulation by a government agency, like the Fracking / Mining & Energy Commission who's Director Jim Womack  has already proclaimed "He wants fracking here".
 Also Ray Covington's has his personal attachments to atleast 1000 of leased acres of land in Lee County.
These people have not shown concern for the public welfare and opinion. Yet they want to deregulate as much as possible for the gas industry , instead of creating rules that attempt to regulate fracking mishaps ;


    that NC Legislation and Governor and this agency, the Department of Environmental Conservation, have repeatedly turned a deaf ear to the petitions of North Carolina’s scientists,
economists, medical professionals, and ordinary citizens who have tried again and again,
for years and to little avail, to alert the agency and Governor Perdue to the many dangers
that hydraulic fracking poses to our health, safety, property values, peace of mind and to the climate itself;
that it is wrong to shatter the bedrock of North Carolina State and inject it with toxic chemicals.
that it is irresponsible to deface and endanger our environment and land that we make our money in Farming , Ag and Tourism . This is the main money makers in NC.

Hence,

If our Governor permits high-volume, horizontal hydraulic fracking in any part of North Carolina State,
I pledge to join with others to engage in non-violent acts of protest, including demonstrations and
other non-violent actions, as my conscience leads me.

I make this pledge in order to prevent the destruction and poisoning of North Carolina’s water, air,
and food systems, on which life, health, and economic prosperity all depend–including that of future generations.


Join the pledge
Submit below to join the pledge to resist hydrofracking in North Carolina state.

NAME EMAIL  address /town & state phone Signed on this day, ___________,

Tuesday, November 13, 2012