Thought, fact and quote for the day 14/5/12
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Thought, fact and quote for the day 14/5/12

Thought 4the day: Sometimes in life we are too emotionally blocked in life to see things that our horses and ponies could be trying to tell us. Sometimes it can be very obvious at other times its subtle but when you know your true friend in and out you will know when even the slightest thing is not right. When we become emotionally blocked however its a different story and one where at times things might get too bad before we see and then we can make them better. Life is what it is and our friendship and relationship with our 4 legged friends is what we make it. Horses are genuine and true. What you see is what you get once that trust is there they are an open book.
 
 
Fact4 the day: Solanaceae is a family of flowering plants that includes a number of important agricultural crops. Many species are toxic plants. The name of the family comes from the Latin Solanum "the nightshade plant", but the further etymology of that word is unclear. Most likely, the name comes from the perceived resemblance that some of the flowers bear to the sun and its rays, and in fact a ...species of Solanum (Solanum nigrum) is known as the "sunberry". Alternatively, the name has been suggested to originate from the Latin verb solari, meaning "to soothe". This presumably refers to soothing pharmacological properties of some of the psychoactive species of the family.

The family is also informally known as the nightshade or potato family. The family includes Datura, Mandragora (mandrake), Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade), Lycium barbarum (wolfberry), Physalis philadelphica (tomatillo) , Physalis peruviana (Cape gooseberry flower), Capsicum (chili pepper, bell pepper), Solanum (potato, tomato, eggplant), Nicotiana (tobacco), and Petunia. With the exception of tobacco (Nicotianoideae) and petunia (Petunioideae), most of the economically important genera are contained in the subfamily Solanoideae.

Many members of the Solanaceae family are used by humans, and are important sources of food, spice and medicine. However, Solanaceae species are often rich in alkaloids whose toxicity to humans and animals ranges from mildly irritating to fatal in small quantities.
 
 
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