We're busy here these days. Colin is starting to get to the field work. Still waiting for some wet spots to dry a bit more. I'll post a "cropping" post a little later. I may actually disappear offline for a while. Our computer may be/likely is dying, so I'll have to wait till my BIL comes up on the weekend and take him computer shopping. He's the "computer geek" of the family and is always willing to help.
We had a wonderful Sunday. We have found a local company (well local as far as Renfrew County is concerned) that builds modular homes. We visited the factory and actually planned our addition. Now we are just waiting for financing. The company is called Guildcrest. This is what the floor plan looks like (mostly)
Then this Swine Flu nonsense starts. Now everything is on hold and we're hoping we can continue to feed ourselves and keep the house we've got. I wish the media would calm down and find something else to worry about. I also wish they would call it the Mexican Flu or something. It is a mix of bird/swine/people influenza!!!! This is why pigs are kept in barns!!! The loose pigs in Mexico caught the flu from migratory birds which then mutated with the human version. I really wish people would remember that people die every year from the flu (not that I'm saying it's ok, I'm just saying lets not panic). It's something like 4000 every year in Canada.
I'd really like to know how they are "confirming" these cases of Swine Flu. Blood work just turns it up as Influenza A -regular human flu. I have to wonder how many of these cases (esp. non-Mexican) are just plain flu?
Seems to me that the media were disappointed they didn't cause a North American depression -they sure seemed to be trying at Christmas -and have moved onto the next thing to cause a panic about. They aren't telling people that it is perfectly safe to continue to eat pork! They seem to forget to tell people that hand washing goes a long way for protection. And the big one is -if you are sick STAY HOME! I get so tired of seeing sick people out everywhere, especially church -especially if they are before me at Communion!
So please everyone, keep eating pork. Especially from your local pork producer. It's safe and healthy and good for you too :)
On a happier note, yesterday was my Mom's 61st birthday. She spent the day with us. We got her a folding Muskoka chair with a footrest. Very comfy.
UPDATE: if the reporters had of waited for testing to come back before 'naming' this new flu, they would have discovered that the pigs in Mexico NEVER HAD H1N1!