Ethical Ovo Lacto Pescetarian

Yet another label to define me.



A pescetarian diet excludes land animals and birds, but includes fish, mollusks, and crustaceans in addition to fruits, vegetables, plants, legumes, nuts, and grains.  Eggs and dairy may or may not be present in the pescetarian’s diet.


The pescetarian lifestyle is often adopted by people in transition to becoming vegan or by those interested in a healthier, more ethical, and environmentally friendly way of life.




I’m on a little bit of a blogging rampage today…


~ Mousepaw


“Are you a vegetarian because you love animals?”

No. Because I hate plants.”



Rain At Last!

FINALLY. It’s been so hot! We actually hit 115 the other day. But, now it’s raining, and the temperature has dropped at LEAST 20 degrees…  I’m happy. So are the trees.

Hear It Rain!


Your Friend,


Why .. senseless killing of animals living in nature.

D: This is so unfair!!!

thedogwalkinggardener's Blog

Saturday, April 28, 2012

How very sad is this .. a magnificent mountain goat shot and killed.  For sport. For someone’s boasting.  An animal that survived the wilderness of the mountains.   Skilled at living in the wild .. now, sadly, only a momento for someone with a gun.  I cry.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened the newspaper yesterday. There was a photo of a most magnificent wild animal, dead, lifeless.  And beside this animal, a smiling young man, obviously proud of his kill.  With a gun.  How brave is he.   Not.

I asked my dh .. why, why?  He said . .you are asking the wrong person.

We both decry this wanton killing and destruction.  Poor mountain goat.  He lived his life the best he knew how.  Braving the freezing winters, scant food in spring .. he survived .. only for this?

The world weeps for…

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The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms – GMO’s

Wow. This really shows a lot, doesn’t it? I mean, GMO’s are very bad… Do you agree?

Two Barn Farm

I’m very proud to introduce a Guest Blogger writing an important/must-read piece concerning GMO’s. It’s a fantastic article that could also be titled; Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about GMO’s. Please share with others and leave your comments and questions below, Chris will answer them…..Take it away Mr. Vogliano:

My name is Chris Vogliano and I am currently studying nutrition and dietetics at Kent State University in their Master’s Program.  I am conducting my thesis study on the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms related to Dietitian’s knowledge and perception of them.  According to previous research, the public trusts dietitian’s to relay current and scientific information on this controversial topic.  However, as I hope to prove in my research, there is a significant knowledge gap in the perception of what dietitian’s know versus the knowledge they actually hold.

I chose this topic because genetically modified foods is personal and strikes…

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I, being homeschooled, get to pick my electives. So I picked herbology (As in the Harry Potter books). I know now a lot of things about plants and their uses. Shepherd’s purse, for example:

Capsella bursa-pastoris, known by its common name shepherd’s-purse because of its triangular, purse-like pods, is a small (up to 0.5m) annual and ruderal species, and a member of the Brassicaceae or mustard family.(wikipedia)

Uses: Shepherd’s Purse is a plant often gathered from the wild or grown,  for food or to supplement animal feed, cosmetics, and for medicinal purposes.  Shepherd’s purse can stop hemorrhaging, and can be used as a diuretic herb that also acts as a urinary antiseptic, astringent, blood coagulant or vulnerary also for postpartum bleeding. In Chinese medicine, to cool the blood. It can be taken internally and externally. Birds love to eat the seeds(Including pet birds!). It self-seeds freely.

This is only from my limited knowledge about different types of herbs(especially ones that grow locally). So take all I know about shepherd’s purse and put it on marigold, clover, mums, lemongrass(did you know it repels mosquito’s?) the list continues. Herbology, however silly or inaccurate it sounds, It is very useful.


Your nerdy friend, Mousepaw


Cool books to learn herbology from ———————->

Herbal Medicine by Dian Dincin Buchman

The Complete Illustrated Herbal: A safe and practical guide to making and using herbal remedies by David Hoffman

Encyclopedia Of Herbs: The definitive guide to the identification, cultivation, and uses of herbs by Deni Brown

Oh, and Wikipedia.


I’m a Tree Hugger! Yay! \

One day I said to myself, I love trees.

And then I became a vegetarian, Mwahahahahaha! :D