Fun Utah Facts

The name Utah comes from the Native American Ute Tribe and means people of the mountain. Utah has five national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef. Utah has seven national monuments: Cedar Breaks, Natural Bridges, Dinosaur, Rainbow Bridge, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Timpanogos Cave and Hovenweep. Utah has six national forests: Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-Lasal, Uinta, and Wasatch-Cache. Utah has two national recreational areas: Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon. Utah covers 84,900 square miles of land and is ranked 11th largest state. The Great Salt Lake, which is about 75 miles long and 35 miles wide, covers more than a million acres. Of the 50 states, Utah has the youngest population; one of the highest birth rates; the second lowest death rate; the heathiest population; the hightest literacy rate; the highest percent of high school graduates; and the highest number of people with a college education.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kids Tear - Free sun protection, is it safe ?

The back of the tube label says many great ingredients that
protect against the harmful effects of the sun. It brags
that it is "as mild as water to the skin".

Dean was applying this to Eli and had too much in his hand,
so I grabbed a disposable plastic water cup and put the
excess amount in it, intending to use it the next day. I kept
grabbing the tube instead so the plastic cup with the lotion
in it sat. After about a week, Dean picks up the cup and
exclaims, will you look at this ! As you can see in the
picture, over the week the sun protection lotion - ate away -
or melted the plastic cup.

CRIPES !!! Kids need protected from the sun, but how safe
is this stuff ? I remember being taught in science class,
that soda will eat through a nail in about a weeks time.
What about the rest of the bad, harmful stuff.

Pestisides and fresh fruit and vegetables............

Beef and mad cows disease..............

Chicken and growth hormones.........

Hydrogenated oils & Trans fat.............

Nuts are radiated..........

Fish has high mercury levels......

Rice and Corn are genetically altered..........

Enriched white flour.........

High fructose corn syrup, makes everything taste better,
Therefore we eat more and may contribute to diabetes.

Preservatives, a Twinkie stays a "Twinkie" for like a
hundred years. Too DARN bad preservatives don't keep
up well preserved!

The food statements you have just read are not proven
facts, and may have even been fabricated. Well, I like
a good RANT.

It's just hard to know what is the best and safest things
for our family.


  1. WEll thats just crazy! I guess it is a good thing my children are not made of plastic.

  2. Would have never guessed this! But maybe we need to do some research on each of the ingredients in the lotion and see what we can find out. Maybe there's a more natural alternative out there somewhere. The doctor told me to be careful using Hydrocortisone cream on Dalton because babies skin is much thinner than adults and they absorb more into their bloodstream. Scarry!

  3. All the food comments are scarry too. I guess that's why so many people are going organic. And so many homesteaders grow their own food (plants & animals). I do pretty well with the veggies, but haven't accomplished the animal side yet. We raised chickens once, but the kids wouldn't eat them:)

  4. Good gads - that is crazy! Miss my sis. How are you guys doing? How's the snow up there - has it melted? How's the dog and the chickens? HOW'S ELI?! Send me an email sometime sis.