National Glamping Weekend June 2 – 3 Glamour Camping

April 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Personally, I love camping in the dirt. I love the tent on the ground, the smell of pine and smoke on everything, the cooking over fire, the trekking to a bathroom in the middle of the night – all of it. Others, however, need a few more creature comforts than that, requiring such things as […]

Just Joined Pinterest – Follow me

April 5th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Just joined Pinterest.  It’s got some pretty amazing pictures. I made a glamping board as well as a Mullins Farms board. Make sure to follow me. 🙂 You can also see all my pins here. Lot’s of people have been saying good things about it, so I’m excited to play around.

Wheatgrass Kits For Sale

April 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Curious if we offered some Wheatgrass Kits for sale what would you want them to include?

April 14th Is National Pecan Day

April 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

It may be the Southern blood in me, but I never pass up the chance to have a slice of pecan pie. Never. Baking a pecan pie, however, is a different story. I make a mean cupcake, but pies, not so much. April 14th is National Pecan Day, a day to celebrate the great pecan […]

April 8th Is Easter

March 28th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

According to the Canonical gospels, on the third day after Jesus’ crucifixion, the son of God rose from the dead. This resurrection is celebrated by Christians on Easter Sunday (also referred to as Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday). The Easter holiday is a central part of the Christian religion. Much of the Christian faith is […]

April 6th Passover Begins At Sundown

March 28th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

This year, the Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 6th. The day also happens to be Good Friday, which is a Christian religious holiday. Passover 2012 ends at sundown on Saturday, April 14th. Lasting eight days in the early spring, the timing of Passover is based on the Jewish calendar and […]

April 6th Is Good Friday

March 28th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Good Friday is a religious holiday of the Christian faith, commemorating the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and his death at Calvary. In the United States, Good Friday occurs during Holy Week, two days before Easter Sunday; the day may coincide with the Jewish holiday of Passover. Good Friday is an important part of the […]

March 26th Is Spinach Festival Day

March 26th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Today is the day we celebrate the many spinach festivals around the country, all celebrating the leafy green vegetable that’s great for you and excellent on pizza. There are many varieties of spinach, mostly falling into three distinct groups: – Savoy: dark green, crinkly and curly leaves; commonly found in supermarkets. – Flat/Smooth Leaf: includes […]

Do You Play the California Lottery Replay Game?

March 26th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Curious if anyone in California or in any state for that matter plays the replay game for lottery scratchers? I’ve entered a ton of these damn things (every time I go to a 7-11 or grocery store I pick up the ones that have been scratched). Haven’t won once. I’d be happy if I got […]

Fuel Cells for Commercial Buildings At Pacific Gas and Electric Company

March 26th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Just took an interesting class at the San Francisco, CA Pacific Energy Center PEC. Here’s info on the class: Energy class           Program Title Fuel Cells for Commercial Buildings – An Online Course [Register] Time, Location March 26 (Monday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm) Internet Also Offered n/a Description Fuel cell […]

March 20th Is The First Day Of Spring

March 21st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” – Proverb As of 1:14am Eastern Time on Tuesday March 20, 2012, winter has ended in the Northern Hemisphere. That means the spring equinox has officially arrived, making today the first day of spring. The word ‘equinox’ comes from the Latin “aequus nox,” meaning […]

March 19th-23rd Is National Agriculture Literacy Week

March 20th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

National Agriculture Literacy Week is important on more than one level; it helps to raise awareness about the value of agriculture in our daily lives, and it encourages both children and adults to read – which is always a good thing. For the purpose of this week, agricultural literacy includes understanding agriculture’s history as well […]

March 18th-24th Is Animal Poison Prevention Week

March 20th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

For many of us, our pets are an irreplaceable member of our family and we’ll go to any lengths to ensure they live a long and healthy life. This week is the 50th anniversary of Animal Poison Prevention Week; a perfect time to take a stroll through your house and eliminate the dangers to your […]

March 19th Is National Poultry Day

March 20th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Happy National Poultry Day! Cluck! Cluck! Cluck! Today is the day to celebrate and enjoy poultry, whether it’s chicken, duck, emu, ostrich, pigeons, or turkey! A favorite in kitchens around the world for their culinary versatility and lower fat content than other meats, birds of the poultry group most certainly deserve their own special day. […]

What Is Wheatgrass

March 14th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Also known as couchgrass and agropyron, wheatgrass comes from the common wheat plant when the grass is young, vibrant, and full of green chlorophyll. A member of the triticum aestivum species and family Poaceae (which includes a variety of wheat-like grasses), wheatgrass is commonly found in mild regions of Europe and the United States and […]

March 17th Is St. Patrick’s Day

March 14th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Believe it or not, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t actually about drinking green beer and eating corned beef and cabbage. There’s a real history to the day, and a much deeper meaning than an excuse to down a bottle of whiskey and sing loudly at the local pub. While all those ways of celebrating are great, […]

March 17th Is National Quilting Day

March 14th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

National Quilting Day was created by the National Quilting Association through the passing of a resolution during the 22nd Annual Show in Lincoln, Nebraska in June 1991. While the third Saturday of March has been officially designated as National Quilt Day, quilters often spend the whole month each year celebrating the history and beauty of […]

March 11th -17th Is National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 9th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

“Groundwater is important to you!” Thus is the core message of National Groundwater Week. First organized by the National Ground Water Association over a decade ago, National Groundwater Awareness Week is dedicated to educating the public about one of the world’s most important resources – groundwater. Groundwater is comprised of the water that flows underground […]

March 11th – Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 7th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

It’s time to spring forward! Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00am on Sunday March 11th! Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour; or you might find yourself an hour late for work on Monday. Unless you live in Arizona, Hawaii, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands; those areas don’t […]

March 4th-10th Is National Agriculture Week

March 7th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

National Agriculture Week is devoted to increasing the public’s awareness and knowledge of America’s agriculture. Across the country, agricultural associations, corporations, producers, government agencies, universities, and countless others join together each year over the courts of the week surrounding National Agriculture Day, which falls on March 8th, to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by […]

Food Storage Shelf Life Guidelines For The Refrigerator and Freezer

March 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Ever wondered about the shelf life of various food items after you put them in the refrigerator and freezer? So do I! I found this great chart from FoodSafety.gov that lets you know how long Aunt Jackie’s Turkey will stay good for. 🙂 Food Storage Times for the Refrigerator and Freezer These short but safe […]

Egg Storage Life Chart – How Long Does An Egg Last

March 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Ever wondered how long an egg last in it’s various forms? FoodSafety.gov is here to answer your questions… Egg Storage Chart Product Refrigerator Freezer Raw eggs in shell 3 to 5 weeks Do not freeze. Instead, beat yolks and whites together; then freeze. Raw egg whites 2 to 4 days 12 months Raw egg yolks […]

How To Get Long Range WIFI With A WIFI Signal Booster Bridge

March 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

The good ole folks at Country Mile WIFI (Facebook page) agreed to let me put up this post about “How to Setup a Long Distance WiFi Bridge”. If ya have any questions about WIFI, be sure to ask here in the comments or on their facebook page. They are most helpful. And be sure and […]

Who’s Ready For Some Wheatgrass Shots?

February 28th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Who’s Ready For Some Wheatgrass Shots? Been trying out Wheatgrass the past week. It’s not too bad. 🙂 Who wants to come over for a juice party?  

Top California Food Handlers Card Test Takeaways

February 28th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Top takeaways from the California Food Handlers Card Test. The “Top 5” Pathogens That Cause Sickness Shigella E. Coli Salmonella Hepatitis A Norovisus Salmonella is the most common bacterial illness in the United States. Commonly found in meat; especially poultry. If a food worker gets a cut on the hand or wrist the worker must […]

I Got My California Food Handlers Certificate Today

February 28th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Kind of an interesting test I took yesterday about food safety. Every high school home Ec class should offer this. Lot’s of good info. I’ll post some of the notes I took about the class later.

March 1st Is National Pig Day

February 28th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Started by sisters Ellen Stanley of Lubbock, Texas and Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort, North Carolina in 1972, the purpose of National Pig Day is honor the domestic pig and “its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.” National Pig Day activities across the United States include events […]

February 26th Is National Pistachio Day

February 26th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

If there’s one thing about Pistachio nuts I think we can all agree on, it’s that it’s nearly impossible to have just one. National Pistachio Day falls on the 26th day of February every year; however the origin of the holiday seems to be a little more difficult to pin down. And considering the pistachio […]

February 25th Is National Chili Day

February 24th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Hey all you chili lovers! National Chili Day is February 25th!! Did you know that chili did not originate in Mexico as many people believe? In fact, chili is virtually non existent in Mexico, except in the areas catering to tourists. While no one seems to know for sure where chili was first made, there […]

February 23rd Is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February 22nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Guess what dog owners! There’s a special day for your favorite 4-legged friends! International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day falls on February 23rd of every year, although I have no idea why. In fact, I can’t find much on the actual history of this fun holiday; but does it really matter? Any excuse to shower your […]