June 6th Is National Gardening Exercise Day

May 18th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

It’s hard to argue that gardening doesn’t have positive affects on your health and overall wellbeing. Proven over and over to be beneficial on many levels, gardening is an easy and gentle way to help you stay as healthy as you can be. National Gardening Exercise Day is a perfect day to burn a few […]

Calaveras Farmers Markets and Roadside Stands in Calaveras California

May 17th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Looking for farmers markets in Calaveras County or roadside stands? I’ve put together a couple, but if anyone has more or updates to these please add them in the comments. Be sure to call or confirm all dates, times and locations of Markets/events as they frequently change. Angels Camp Angels Camp Fresh Fridays CFM City: […]

June 5th Is World Environment Day

May 17th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

With the goal of “being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action,” World Environment Day is an annual event held on June 5th of each year. A result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held from June 5th thru 16th, 1972, the first World Environment Day was […]

Bushnell Fusion 1600 ARC Laser Rangefinder Binocular 12 x 50 Reviews

May 17th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

The Bushnell Fusion 1600 ARC Laser Rangefinder Binocular has been getting a lot of press lately and for good reason; it’s pretty awesome for the price and you get binoculars and a rangefinder in one unit. That’s one less thing to lug around and fumble with on a fast paced hunt! Bushnell Fusion 1600 ARC […]

WildBlue Communications Satellite Internet Services – Reviews and Complaints

May 17th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

WildBlue Communications Satellite Internet Services have been around for quite a while. For those living in a rural area like where Mullins Farms is located, WildBlue is one of only a handful of options we have for internet access & TV. Here’s a brief summary of what you get with the WILDBLUE PRO PLUS $49.99: […]

June 3rd Is National Egg Day

May 17th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Oh, who cares! June 3rd is National Egg Day and that’s all that matters. Did you know that eggs have been consumed by humans since the beginning of human life? While there are accounts of ancient civilizations in Britain, China, Germany, and Rome domesticating female birds for […]

June 3rd-9th Is National Garden Week

May 15th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

National Garden Week is the wonderful brainchild of National Garden Clubs, Inc. During the first week of June, National Garden Clubs, Inc. encourages us to celebrate the joy of gardening along with our community members and local garden club. Some possible celebration ideas for you garden club from National Garden Clubs, Inc (NGC) include: – […]

June 2nd is Heirloom Seeds Day

May 15th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

June 2nd is Heirloom Seeds Day, a day to celebrate and honor the beauty and history of heirloom seeds. Simply put, heirloom seeds are open-pollinated, meaning that if properly saved, they will produce the same variety year after year. Hybrid seeds, in contrast, either won’t grow or will revert back to the parent plants. For […]

May 28th Is Memorial Day

May 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Simply put, Memorial Day is a day at the end of May when Americans commemorate and celebrate the country’s fallen military heroes. While it may seem these days that Memorial Day is more about clothing sales, there is actually a noble history behind hit. Once known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated after the American […]

May 24th Is Asparagus Day

May 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Spring is in full force and the summer months are on their way – time to enjoy some asparagus! May 24th is Asparagus, a perfect day to get out your favorite asparagus recipes. Asparagus is great for you, containing folic acid, potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin; it’s also low in […]

May 20th Is Pick Strawberries Day

May 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Pick Strawberries Day falls on a Sunday this year, making it a perfect day for a little quality time with your family in nature. As with many of the fun food holidays, I cannot find much of an origin or history of the day. My guess is that May 20th is an arbitrary date that […]

May 20th-26th Is Dog Bite Prevention Week

May 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

As I mentioned in my National Pet Week post, owning a pet comes with great responsibilities. Dog Bite Prevention Week is devoted to one of the more important of those responsibilities: avoiding dog bites. Proper dog training and socializing starts at home, but even those who do not own dogs should have the knowledge and […]

May 19th Is Plant Something Day

May 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

While it’s on the calendar as a special day, the most I can seem to find online about Plant Something Day is a bunch of links for online greeting cards. But that doesn’t matter, because any excuse to plant something and add a touch of lively color to the world is a good excuse! Since […]

May 19th Is National Bake Sale Day

May 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Try as I might, I just cannot find a history about National Bake Sale Day. But it doesn’t matter, because it’s a fun holiday nonetheless and deserves a day in the spotlight. According to what I can find, National Bake Sale Day falls on May 19th of each year and the encouraged way to celebrate […]

May 14th Is National Dance Like A Chicken Day

May 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

This holiday is for a special group of people – those who love to do the Chicken Dance! There seems to be no rhyme or reason that I can find as to why National Dance Like A Chicken Day is on May 14th. But does it really matter? It’s a day to dance like a […]

May 13th Is Mother’s Day

May 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

This year, Mother’s Day in the United States falls on May 13th. Always the second Sunday in May, Mother’s Day is a special day set aside to honor mothers, motherhood, and maternal bonds in general, as well as the positive contributions mothers make to society. The history of Mother’s Day is long and vast; with […]

May 12th Is International Migratory Bird Day

May 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Observed across country lines, International Migratory Bird Day is devoted to celebrating and bringing attention to one of the most important animal events in the Americas – bird migration. International Migratory Bird Day occurs twice a year – on the second Saturday in May in the United States and Canada, and in October in Mexico, […]

May 6th-12th Is International Compost Awareness Week

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Held each year during the first full week of May, International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative to come from the compost industry. The week-long celebration is a multi-media publicity and education event meant to showcase composting and compost products, through large scale commercial composting as well as composting […]

May 6th-12th Is National Pet Week

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Widely celebrated throughout the United States from May 6th to May 12th, National Pet Week is dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership, while honoring the human-animal bond, and supporting the public’s awareness of veterinary medicine. There are many great responsibilities that come with pet ownership, perhaps the most important of which is having a good […]

May 5th-13th Is National Travel And Tourism Week

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Falling on the first full week of May each year, the 2012 National Travel and Tourism Week is from May 5th to May 13th this year. First celebrated in 1984, National Travel and Tourism Week involve events at the local, state, and national level, all promoting the travel business. It was established as National Tourism […]

May 5th Is Cinco de Mayo

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Spanish for “fifth of May”, Cinco de Mayo is a held on May 5th of each year and is celebrated by thousands of people throughout the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. In America the day is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, commemorating freedom and democracy during […]

May 1st Is May Day

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Dating back to ancient times, May Day is a traditional spring holiday festival for many cultures of the northern hemisphere, always held on May 1st. The earliest known May Day celebrations occurred pre-Christianity, with the pagan festival of Flora (the Roman goddess of flowers). The May Day holiday is related to the Celtic festival of […]

April 28th Is Save The Frogs Day

April 28th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Save The Frogs Day is the brainchild of the Save The Frogs organization, which was founded by Ecologist Dr. Kerry Kriger in May 2008, and is the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation. Save The Frogs is the first, and only, public charity dedicated solely to protecting members of amphibian species – caecilians, […]

April 27th Is Arbor Day

April 27th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

From the Latin “arbor”, meaning “tree”, the Arbor Day holiday is observed across the country by individuals and groups who honor the day by planting and caring for trees. Believe it or not, Arbor Day in America dates back to 1872. The brain child of Julius Sterling Morton, who was President Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of […]

April 23rd Is National Picnic Day

April 23rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Today is National Picnic Day! Get out your baskets and blankets; grab a couple sandwiches, a bottle of wine or two and enjoy your meal outdoors! pic•nic [pik-nik]; noun 1. an excursion or outing in which the participants carry food with them and share a meal in the open air. 2. the food eaten on […]

April 22nd Is Earth Day

April 17th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

On April 22nd of each year, people of the world come together to celebrate and honor the biggest and most important thing we have in common – the Earth. Credit for establishing the holiday is often given to John McConnell, who allegedly came up with the concept at the 1969 UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. […]

April 20th Is Lima Bean Respect Day

April 17th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

While many people across the world may be celebrating a different holiday this April 20th, here at Mullins Farms, we’ll be all about lima beans that day. In case you’re not aware, April 20, 2012 is Lima Bean Respect Day. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the lima bean, but I can certainly respect […]

How To Make A Rejuvelac Drink with Recipes and Health Benefits

April 13th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

While Ann Wigmore is rightly credited for popularizing the Rejuvelac drink drink that so many are drinking now, it has evolved and people are making the drink in all sorts of different ways now. According to Wikipedia: Rejuvelac is a general term for a fermented liquid purported to improve digestion of food. Rejuvelac is prepared […]

April 19th Is National Garlic Day

April 12th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

I recently had some issues with food allergies and for a day or two thought I might be allergic to garlic. Those few days that I stayed away from it were some of the hardest in my life. Not only do I love garlic and enjoy eating it, but garlic is found in many items […]

Valley Springs Web Site Hosting in Valley Springs California

April 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Looking for a reliable web host in the Valley Springs, CA area? For shared hosting I recommend Hostgator. They are a good host to begin with and they can also grow with you. If you use the code MullinsFarms when ordering Hostgator’s services, you’ll receive a coupon for $9.94 off. Currently, Hostgator has hosting plans […]