Read With The Gringa “Who’s Sorry Now?”, Chapt. 13, Part 1


Read with gringa as we begin a new chapter of “The Meanest Doll In The World” by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin. How did Mean Mimi get to Kate’s house?

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Read With The Gringa “Like Trees in November”, Chapt. 14, Part 1


As we continue “Watership Down” by Richard Adams, we discover that Hazel, Blackberry & Bigwig are all uneasy. However, some tasty delights soon have them distracted.

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Read With The Gringa “The Stranger in the Field”, Chapt. 12’s Conclusion


As we wrap up chapter 12 of “Watership Down” by Richard Adams, we find out if the rabbits decide to visit the other warren.

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Read With The Gringa “The Crossing”, Chapt. 10, Part 1


Continue with the gringa “Watership Down” by Richard Adams. The rabbits get a fright then discover a road.

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Tech & Nature – NOT Mutually Exclusive


Common sense might tell you that technology and nature are mutually exclusive. However, the reality is that with climate change poised to revolutionize where humans farm, technology innovators are poised to revolutionize how we farm. And there are all kinds of ideas out there that are as fascinating as they are practical.

Aquaponics is something the gringa would like to try. I have a small tropical fish aquarium I have experimented with over the past year. I feel ready for a greater challenge.  This method will not only provide me with vegetables, but they will be fertilized by the poop produced by the food fish I will also farm in the same tank. An added plus is that my pint sized vegetable patch and fish farm can be an interesting decorative addition to my pint size apartment. This may be the future of urban farming for apartment dwellers.

Easy DIY aquaponics project:

5 best fish for an aquaponics aquarium garden…

 

If you want to take your urban farming further than an apartment patio garden or indoor aquaponics garden, maybe the FarmBot is for you. If you live in a house with outdoor spaces, the FarmBot, which operates on a track system, can easily manage a backyard farm from beginning to end and provide enough fresh fruits and vegetables for a family of four each growing season. It plants seeds, waters and fertilizes each plant according to its variety needs, weeds the garden, and can be controlled from your smartphone or laptop just like playing a video game. The gringa thinks this sounds fun.

 

For larger scale operations, artificial intelligence is taking over all sorts of chores that were once managed by humans. By using cameras and sensors, technology responds to climate conditions to optimize water usage. There is more to collected data than just evaluating rainfall and soil moisture levels. Plants are analyzed down to individual leaves for health and nutrition needs. Clouds are analyzed to predict potential rainfall which might result in delaying a watering activity that might otherwise have been performed, thus conserving one of Earth’s most precious natural resources. For farmers and gardeners interested in the latest sustainable methods. Some of the biggest retailers of agricultural products are being supplied by growers using this kind of technology: Wal Mart, Aldi and Tesco.

A promising future in agriculture awaits our youth who are interested in robotics, technology and saving the world.

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Read With The Gringa “Sorcery And Sudden Vengeance”, Chapt. 12’s Conclusion


We continue the story of “Prince Caspian”, book 4 of “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C. S. Lewis.  Nikabrik’s treachery is revealed and a battle ensues. Who will make it out alive?

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Read With The Gringa “Sorcery And Sudden Vengeance” part 1 of Chapt. 12


Together we begin reading chapter 12 of “Prince Caspian”, book 4 of “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis. Peter and his group arrive at Aslan’s How just in time to overhear a bitter argument by Nikabrik in the presence of Prince Caspian.

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