Zinnias, how do bumblebees fly?, picnic recipe ideas
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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 23, 2019
I lie stretched out upon the window-seat
And doze, and read a page or two, and doze,
And feel the air like water on me close,
Great waves of sunny air that lip and beat
With a small noise, monotonous and sweet,
Against the window—and the scent of cool,
Frail flowers by some brown and dew-drenched pool
Possesses me from drowsy head to feet.
–Stephen Vincent Benet (1898–1943)
Picnic Recipes for Sunny Days!
Pack a picnic! From potato salads to chicken salads to old-fashioned strawberry lemonade, here’s delicious food to bring to your outdoor patio or a picnic in the park—or, pack in a cooler for a long drive!
Bring a bit of the countryside to your outdoor decor with our Rustic Flower Stakes. This floral beauty is crafted from metal and hand-painted for a weathered look. Standing almost 4 feet high, it can be displayed alone or complemented with other rustic flowers.
Today's Home Economics
Today, our local paper featured a front-page story on the “end” of home economics courses (now called “family and consumer sciences”). Apparently, it’s on the verge of elimination in schools due to changes in minimum education standards. However, in the greater world, I’m seeing signs of a new “home ec” for today’s times …
Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed! What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance!
The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.