Dozer, the bulldog

Dozer, the bulldog
Dozer: He was the best dog on the planet.

Bonding

Bonding
The author of Mark's Work with Ellie Mae

Guess who's coming for dinner

Guess who's coming for dinner
Blue heron, sitting on the dock of our pond

HappyDay Farms bees are happy bees.

HappyDay Farms bees are happy bees.
Air-borne bees

BFF's forever

BFF's forever
Margie and Ellie Mae

Tomatoes and peppers are us.

Tomatoes and peppers are us.
Spicy salsa with roasted peppers, here at HappyDay Farms

Much love, John-Bryan

Much love, John-Bryan
Eric at 26 on the left, and John-Bryan in January of 1973.

Halloween fun

Halloween fun
SmallBoy and Dancing Girl

Our house

Our house
The snow season approaches...

Mahlon Masling Blue

Mahlon Masling Blue
My friend and brother.

Mark's E-mail address

bellspringsmark@gmail.com

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A One-Kidney Kind of Girl


A One-Kidney Kind of Girl

Posting the photos of Casey extracting the juice from the CBD plants on Face/Book was very revealing. The number of likes the pic netted, in the first hour-close to thirty-told me we had touched a sensitive vein.

What I wrote when I posted the picture, was something to the effect the he was juicing the cannabis for a very special person here at Happyday Farms, without mentioning Annie by name. My sweetest of apple blossoms and I have had an agreement in place for a long time now, that I not discuss her illness publicly. 

But because of her involvement with Relay for Life, and all of the PR I do for that event in her name on F/B, many people are aware of the fact that Annie is battling both kidney cancer and thyroid cancer, the two being unrelated afflictions. She had a tumor the size of a softball removed two years ago, at the same time she became a one-kidney kind of girl.

With the availability of our home-grown cannabis, two plants specifically for Annie alone, we are very encouraged by the benefits we are seeing from her drinking the juice. The key element for her is that she is not able to handle the THC component in any amount, but the grinding of the flowers without heat being applied, keeps the THC at bay. 

One of the biggest factors in Happyday Farms coming out of the “weed closet,” was the desire to make available to dispensaries, the many different strains that are lovingly grown, and meticulously kept separate and classified by strains, so that particular ones can be then available to patients seeking medication for a specific ailment. 

Recently a “friend” on f/b, but not a person I have ever met personally, railed on about the legalization of cannabis in Oregon, and how “the potheads had won another one.” I felt as though I should have come to Annie’s defense, and explained that there are millions of people who benefit from in countless ways from cannabis, and the term pothead does not quite cover it all.

But that would have been the kind of public statement that Annie is trying to avoid, so I let it go. But HappyDay Farms is not “letting it go” by hiding any longer, hence the photos of Casey juicing the CBD plants.

Closets are for clothes, not cannabis.


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