So far we have had four black bears in our back fenced in yard. They had been attracted to our bird feeders and of course any crumbs the cats left in the barn feedings. The first bear was under the window in the kitchen sniffing around of course and stood up on his hind legs […]
As we look up into the Heavens we see clear skies and just a few scud clouds. Nice day for a picnic, maybe watching the games on TV, or go swimming. All seems normal. Yet a hundred miles away ominous clouds are gathering, and thunderbolts of lightning are dancing about on the landscape.
Is your spring garden, now that you are harvesting the fruits of your labors, overgrown with giant weeds? If you compare the weeds health to your vegetables you may think that there is a difference in fertility, or maybe a difference in plant needs. Let us start with making seed starting soils as demonstrated in […]
Yes, this is another SNAKE article to warn you that COPPERHEADS- a poisonous snake found up and down the east coast and common in the APPALACIA- which means my back yard and maybe yours. If you are vacationing in the great outdoors and picking flowers you could be tagged. Children are especially vulnerable. NEVER pick […]
I try to remind Dear Readers, seasonally, about their automobiles and avoid being stuck, or worse on the highway. Today I want to discuss “hose connections”. While peering about under the Oldsmobile hood I spied in the sunlight the gasoline rubber hose was developing cracks. Most likely the 3/8 gasoline special rubber hose had cracked […]
Thirty years ago I wrote an article or two on lightning and steps to protect your self and your house. At that time in history, not far removed it seems from Ben Franklin and his kite, i.e.: no computers, no digital, no i-Phones, just hard wired 60 year-old technology.
The weather reports were on time advising people to head to the basement and if in a mobile home-trailer to seek other shelter. Hurricane winds and oppressive heat killed 13 people so far and millions are without power, which may be for days or longer. People were stalled on the roads because of trees and […]