Posted by Marti in Recycling
on Jul 30th, 2012 | 0 comments
It’s amazing how more and more people are becoming interested in recycling. This is good for our environment because it helps reduce pollution, which will help clean the air we breathe. Recycling helps save a lot of energy and helps fight against climate change by the conservation of energy. Also, recycling is a great way to save money by simply taking bottles back to the nearest participating grocery store and getting money back, recycling clothes that are no longer used, or creating art of “old junk” and selling it to people who are interested. There are five certain cities that spend a lot of...
Posted by Garden Girl in Gardening
on Jul 26th, 2012 | 0 comments
Now that summer is winding down, most of you have enjoyed the fruits of your gardening labor. Or, if you’re like me and got a late start, then you’re still waiting. It’s never too early to be thinking about next year’s garden and things you can do differently, especially if you want the earliest and sweetest tomato plants on the block. Start early with some growing tips to ensure your bragging rights for next year.
Don’t crowd seedlings.
Seedlings need room to branch out, so if you are starting tomatoes from seed, you need to give them plenty of room to grow and to be sure not to crowd them....
Posted by Agitha in Weather
on Jul 24th, 2012 | 0 comments
Wow! My toe is twitching…rain must be coming.
This is just an idea of how back in the day our ancestors were able to predict the weather that was coming. I just love sitting around with an elderly person and listening to how things were back then and how they still believe in the old family ways over new modern technology. Hundreds of years ago, people really had to depend on their surrounds to help predict the weather. They watched everything around them, from the sky to the earth, and how the animals were acting.
Red Sky at Morning
The oldest known wives tale is: “Red sky at morning, sailors...
Posted by Ava in Water Quality
on Jul 23rd, 2012 | 0 comments
“Go West, young man!” The cry was a popular slogan during the expansion of the American West. Thousands of people migrated from the eastern United States in search of a new start in the unknown wilderness, but first they had to cross the vast plains, following the Oregon Trail from the Missouri River all the way to the western coast. This journey was anything but easy, with threats along the way—wagon accidents, river crossings, treacherous trails, diseases, Indian attacks, wild animals, etc.
When the first European settlers came to America, the American West was as foreign to them...
Posted by Ava in Water Quality
on Jul 19th, 2012 | 0 comments
Did you know that more than one billion people have no access to an improved water source? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), two million diarrhoeal deaths are related to unsafe water, hygiene, and sanitation, and sadly, the vast majority of which are children under the age of five. We always hate to read statistics like this. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to take contaminated water and make it drinkable? Well, actually, there is. It’s called reverse osmosis.
What Is Reverse Osmosis?
That’s a great question. Reverse osmosis may sound scientific, but in truth…well, it...
Posted by RainyDay in Weather
on Jul 18th, 2012 | 0 comments
5.) The Great Natchez Tornado of 1840
This number 5 destructive tornado formed in southern Concordia Parish in Louisiana. The storm left a trail of destruction twenty miles long, leaving more than 300 people dead and many more injured. The storm was preceded by storms leaving three inches of rain with deadly lightening, already weakening the area. The following day another wretched afternoon thunderstorm arose. This one brought more than the area could have predicted. The mile-wide tornado began to form over the Deer Park and Solcum area of Concordia Parish. The sound of the devastating storm...