Monthly Archives: January 2013

Winter Cress

Just one generation ago it was common to go out in fields and roadsides and gather Winter Cress for the first fresh cooked greens of the year.  Modern lifestyle has made this unnecessary (for now), but Winter Cress or “Creesies” … Continue reading

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Amazing Future Wood Use

Some recent revelations about the structure of wood may lead to producing everyday products that are lighter, stronger, and more renewable.  They may even provide some important medical health benefits. Wood is made of cellulose, an organic compound that is … Continue reading

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Snow

I have never outgrown my love of a fresh snowfall.  It takes a dull winter scene and transforms it into a wonderland.  The quiet a snow brings is both eerie and wonderful, and a walk in the snow on a … Continue reading

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Plant Miracles

The more I learn about plants the more I realize they are not the dull, inanimate life forms they seem to be.  Yeah, yeah, animals are cool with the leg and wing thingees that allows them to move about and … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Tea

With January being National Tea Month, and since most teas are derived from a tree, I thought I’d study and share some things I did not know about the world’s most popular of beverage.   In my research I got … Continue reading

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Wind Chill

The humorist Carl Hurley once said that he wished they had never invented the wind-chill factor given in weather reports.  “Use to when they said it was 29 degrees it felt like 29 degrees”, he commented.   “But now they say … Continue reading

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