Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Home Depot

by on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Home depot is the man place. It is our favorite place to spend money on tools and various other implements to make life and home repair easier. Like every other man I know, I love to shop a Home Depot. I have a few things to buy today to replace old equipment I use for my garden. I need a new tiller and hand tools as well. I am also thinking about buying a new mower. If I buy one that I can attach a tiller to it, that will make things much easier and I can enlarge the garden like I want to.

My garden is already large, but as I want to add a few new veggies to the planting, I am going to have to add more rows as well. I also need to buy some organic garden soil to add to my garden beds. We do not like pesticides either so we use other methods to keep posts off of our plants. My list is growing as I type and realize there were a few things I had forgotten. No matter though, if I forget something I will just go back. I wish everyone luck with their own gardens this year.

Gulf oil spill

by on Sunday, March 11th, 2012

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has had lasting damage in so many areas of life there. In 2010 Deepwater Horizon spewed billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and the clean up alone is still ongoing. However, scientists have become increasingly concerned by the deformed shrimp and fish with lesions. That does not bode well for our fishing industry at all. It will then trickle down to us whenever we shop for seafood or go to a seafood restaurant, because the prices will be going up for sure.

The Eco system in the gulf is at great risk now and we all know that our government is going to do their best to hush it up. I hope that at least one of the news channels will report the story and let the public know that this is happening. I fear that the online news stories are just not going to help the situation. I suppose though that we shall see what happens over the next few months. Only time will tell. In the mean time, I think I will stock my deep freezer with the regular seafood that we eat here at home. Shrimp and fish can be put up easily.

Tulips

by on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

The one thing I absolutely love about spring is the Tulips. The various colors and such are a breath taking sight to behold. I know that not many men appreciate flowers as I do, but I cannot help but to love their sight and smells. I enjoy gardening and plant both flowers and vegetables in my gardens. I like the old fashioned feel of the soil in through my fingers. It is as if I can absorb the energy of the earth. Well, that is what my wife tells me that it is anyway. Personally, I just enjoy it.

I am going to plant the usual vegetables this year as well as a bit more squash. I have found that I like a lot of different kinds of squash than I did when I was younger. Spaghetti squash is one of them, as well as acorn squash. They are so very easy to make and taste so good when they are seasoned right.  My wife, the wonderful cook that she is, can make whatever I plant in our garden and it is always very good. The best cooked food is that which is grown at home. Remember that always and plant a garden. It will make you happy.

Life throws us twists

by on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Every now and then life will throw you a twist. The storms that come in the spring around here are a major twist. Literally because we have a lot of twisters or tornadoes in the spring time and it can be devastating for those who are directly hit.  I am very happy that we have a basement to shelter in. Many people don’t and it is very dangerous. A few years ago we had some really bad floods here in town. I haven’t seen that kind of flood in a long time. I hope very much that I never see another like it again.

This year I cannot even begin to foresee what it will be like. Our winter was very mild and I am sure that our summer is going to be very hot, but the storms, I can only pray are not as bad as last year. My neighbors lost their houses last year from downed trees felled by straight line winds. That isn’t even tornadoes, just strong winds. It can be very scary to deal with such storms for people unaccustomed to it. I really feel for those who live in those mobile homes during the worst of our weather.

Crooked Forest

by on Sunday, October 9th, 2011

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Something very strange must have happened to these trees about 20 years ago. This is a group of about 300 trees in Poland. I can’t find nay more information than that – I found the photo posted on Facebook and that is all I know about it.