Weekend Gun Report: July 26-28, 2013 – NYTimes.com

An 8-year-old girl was wounded after someone inside her Stockton, Calif., home fired a sawed-off shotgun belonging to her mother, who was arrested Thursday night. A 9-year-old girl was wounded after her 5-year-old brother picked up a .22-caliber rifle and accidentally shot her in the chest in Oakdale, Minn., Friday night. A 13-year-old boy is on life support after being shot by a friend in Wickenburg, Ariz., Friday night; his father had left the gun with the kids while he went shopping.

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and critically wounded by a homeowner who mistook him for an intruder in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans La.

via Weekend Gun Report: July 26-28, 2013 – NYTimes.com.

Imported USA Stone fruit available for the first time in Australia

Following approval of a protocol in Australia, Fresh Produce Group have secured the rights to import stone fruit from California for the first time ever.This will be the first time shoppers in Australia will be able to buy peaches and nectarines in the winter period when they are out of season locally and can’t be grown.The approval couldn’t have come at a better time for Australian consumers with the fruit from California being in peak season with exceptional eating quality and appearance.

via Imported USA Stone fruit available for the first time in Australia.

Egyptian’s Aak- Week 30. On Mandate and Massacres


July 26

 (Pro-Military July 26 demonstrations, via Egypt independent)

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Hail damage


Well all this rain has been great but many of us have also experienced hail damage over the last few weeks. I escaped the hail storms in my vegetable gardens until last Friday. I was out-of-town at the time (which was a blessing as I would have been super upset). My house sitter called and told me (before I came home) that it was hit pretty hard. I came home 5 days later and this is what I found. The chard, zucchini, beans, cucumbers and a few tomatoes got hammered so hard they were skeletonized. But most of my tomato plants were covered with row cover (to protect them from the dreaded leafhopper) and they were fine. Four tomato plants that I didn’t cover also got severely beat up. The eggplants that were covered with row cover were fine but the grapes got severe bruises on the fruit and the…

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