Some people who have toxoplasmosis may feel as if they have the “flu” with swollen lymph glands or muscle aches and pains that last for a month or more.
Severe toxoplasmosis, causing damage to the brain, eyes, or other organs, can develop from an acute Toxoplasma infection or one that had occurred earlier in life and is now reactivated. Severe cases are more likely in individuals who have weak immune systems, though occasionally, even persons with healthy immune systems may experience eye damage from toxoplasmosis.
Signs and symptoms of ocular toxoplasmosis can include reduced vision, blurred vision, pain (often with bright light), redness of the eye, and sometimes tearing. Ophthalmologists sometimes prescribe medicine to treat active disease. Whether or not medication is recommended depends on the size of the eye lesion, the location, and the characteristics of the lesion (acute active, versus chronic not progressing). An ophthalmologist will provide the best care for ocular toxoplasmosis.
Most infants who are infected while still in the womb have no symptoms at birth, but they may develop symptoms later in life. A small percentage of infected newborns have serious eye or brain damage at birth.
Maybe you should post a comment on the youtube review of 6 backyard pizza ovens. Saying you can a make quality pizza oven with a lower ecological impact and less cost than the rockbox or whatever it was called. It might look spammy to have a bunch of people commenting with a link to a kickstarter.
wayne fajkus wrote:I tried to clear the extra votes on asparagus. Each time i tried it said an error occured.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:Hau Nicole, So you don't think that higher than normal January temperatures followed by cold (snow) isn't a weather factor?
If the tree did better after adding that duck, I would agree that there is a sign that your soil needs some amendments to increase what it is lacking at the moment.
You might also try some mycorrhizae and perhaps some bacteria additions along the way, those will really help the soil provide the tree what it needs.
Michael Cox wrote:All that grass growing right up close to them won't help either. Grass is strongly competitive towards fruit trees, and has a big impact in the first few years while they are getting established. I would be mulching a much larger area around the trees.
molly murphy wrote:She thinks we are a bit funny. ;)
Hi everybody...water's looking awful hot down there.
Daniel Quinn addresses the subject of population expansion in several books--which is where my two cents come from on this subject.
The obvious answer that everyone always points to is population control, except that there has never been a working model of population control anywhere in all our history. These plans go off the rails in one manner or another.
The part of our brains having this intellectual swordfight is not the part responding to sexual impulse. These decisions are not made in forums but in hotel rooms and apartments and tents and mud huts and teepees and igloos and broom closets the world over.
Since this is a basic human inclination (and this being a Permaculture group after all), and humans with this basic inclination are being born by the second, we are grinding down our teeth giving momentary and intensely intellectual pushback to a problem that flows unbroken out of the pipe of human nature.
More practical, then, we can observe the organism and its associations in its natural environment, in the same way that we might study squirrels or pawpaws or fruit bats.
Quinn ties the subject of population to the larger topic of the distribution of food and what he calls "the food race": our attempt to agriculturally outpace the population growth.
It is no longer an accurate description to talk about a countries' biological behavior, as it certainly would have been in 1800 before the advent of mainstream worldwide distribution. Today Africans are consuming American corn and Japanese are consuming American soybeans, America is consuming Mexican produce and Canadian grain (all on equipment manufactured in China from steel mined and processed in Africa, Indonesia, and Taiwan)... we are tied together with a network of millions of veins stretching hither and yon in an unintelligible tangle.
Taken as whole then, we are producing an astounding quantity of food, and ever increasing in an attempt to "win the food race". Ecology will teach you that nature abhors a vacuum (and so does commerce, as it turns out), and a species will expand to consume a given quantity of food (etc.).
Reflexively, an organism is limited by its food source.
If you put enough food for one hundred mice into a cage with two mice, you will in short order have around 100 mice. If you continue to put enough food for 100 mice, the population will hover around 100 mice. It's just math.
So the population question is inherently a food question. "Population control" in a resource-rich environment is kind of like trying to stuff water back into a pipe.
Population control is easy--nature does it all day long with no help and no questions.