Nov. 11, 2014
Liz Writes Life
Finally, got the garlic planted. Kathy at Scott Valley Feed has always suggested planting garlic in the fall with Nov. 1 the cut-off date. Well it didn’t get planted until Nov. 6 at our house, but I think it should do OK. I have been cooking with a lot more garlic lately, so we planted 65 cloves 3-4 inches apart in two rows and covered them with plastic mesh to keep the cats from digging into it.
I was surprised to see that a few more onions have popped up from the Sept. 1 planting of Walla Walla seeds. The lettuce that was planted at the same time really grew well and is 9 inches tall now, but the onions didn’t germinate very well – at least that was what I thought. Since they seem to like the cooler weather, and we did get some good rain, I think I’ll plant another packet of onion seeds at the end of the garlic, just to see how they do through the winter. Who knows maybe they will start growing in Feb. or March and I’ll have fresh green onions for a few weeks.
I picked the last (very small) zucchini last week and combined it with the 10-inch long one that I picked the week before, and stored in the refrig, to make our last casserole. I checked the green tomatoes that are under the bed in the cool bedroom and found over a half dozen were turning red, so I used several of them. Cooked this batch with sausage, Mozzarella and Monteray Jack Pepper Cheese. Started with chopped garlic cloves and onion browned in peanut oil. Yum.
Folks had a good time socializing at the Mt. Bolivar Grange Callahan Dinner and Dance last weekend. Karen Berryhill was dubbed the winner of the biggest set of buck antlers with four points on each side.
Thank you to parade organizer, Karen Wresch, and the American Legion Perry Harris Post #260 for the wonderful Veterans’ Parade in Etna on Saturday. A great crowd showed up too. It was a very nice event.
I was quite pleased when Siskiyou Advisory Measure M didn’t pass. That was the one where the Karuks plan to illegally build a casino in Yreka. According to National Indian Gaming rules, Tribes cannot put a casino off their reservation or ancestral lands. Karuks never had a reservation and did not have one in Yreka. Their housing tracks in Yreka are in HUD Trust – not the correct type of Trust land. Also a Shasta National burial ground is within a half mile of the Karuk’s proposed casino proving Yreka is Shasta Nation territory. The Karuk ancestral territory is down at Orleans, so that is where their casino should be built. It would be legal in Orleans and a great boon to its local economy!
It was also good to see that in the state Prop. 48 also did not pass rejecting tribal gaming compacts for two other Tribes that are trying to build illegal off-reservation casinos. In my opinion, they can have their casinos, but they must follow the rules that were established for Indian Gaming. It is really frustrating, when hypocrisy reigns supreme.
Yep, pretty bummed that the Prop. 1 Water Bond passed. Looks like special interests will continue to be paid for money-grabbing projects that really won’t add the sufficient water storage that is needed. I just hope the Sites Dam actually gets built down near the Sacramento area and our Klamath Dams don’t get ripped out.
Tonight, the Yreka Tea Party Patriots will be discussing the “Smart Meters” or radio frequency (RF) meters that Pacific Power has begun putting on homes in Siskiyou County. Groups in urban areas are fighting the RF meters claiming they can be health hazards and do affect pace makers. My biggest frustration with them is that they record and store data of private and personal activities of the appliances in your home. Newer appliances communicate with the RF meter, which can shut them off, if too much electricity is being used. Sounds horribly “Big Brother” and crazy, but this is true folks.
Find out more and attend the Yreka Tea Party meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Decision Life Church on the corner of Main and Oberlin; or check out my website: www.Liz Bowen.com
Please comment this week in support of salvaging the thousands of burned trees in the “Westside Fire Recovery Project” in the Klamath National Forest. Forest health will be improved tremendously, which will also protect the watersheds. Science proves clean-up after fires is paramount in aiding the forests and wildlife. The deadline for comments is Nov. 14, 2014. Go to Liz Bowen.com for more info and a link to the comment page that is on-line.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.
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