February 21st Is Mardi Gras

February 19th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

It’s that time of year again! Mardi Gras!! Literally translated from French, “Mardi Gras” means “Fat Tuesday” and falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The name originally comes from the tradition of parading an ox through the streets of Paris on this day as a way to remind people that […]

February 20th Is Presidents Day

February 19th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Believe it or not, there is more to Presidents Day than department store sales and a long holiday weekend. While the holiday is loosely meant to honor all American Presidents, its main purpose is to pay respect to Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The history of Presidents Day begins in the 1790s, when Americans […]

February 18th – 25th Is National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week

February 19th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

The FFA – or Future Farmers of America – is a National organization that envisions a future world in which all agricultural students will “discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future.” Founded by a group of young farmers in 1928, the […]

Live Butterflies For Funerals In California – Association for Butterflies Certified

February 13th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

When death comes to a family it’s a time for mourning and sorrow, but it can also be a time for a serene and joyful celebration of life. One of the most miraculous things found in nature is the metamorphosis of butterflies. The transformation from little caterpillar to beautiful butterfly is almost beyond explanation; inspiring […]

February 16th Is National Almond Day

February 13th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

February 16, 2012 is National Almond Day across the U.S.A.; the day to celebrate the tasty almond. According to the Almond Board of California, eating an ounce of almonds each day is good for the health of your heart, and can help maintain a proper cholesterol level. A single serving of almonds, about 23 of […]

Butterfly Releases For Weddings And Special Events In California

February 9th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

When we think of traditional wedding ceremonies, the image of a happy couple leaving for their honeymoon while guests shower them with rice or bird seed, often comes to mind. However, in today’s world wildlife conservation, many venues have established rules banning the throwing of rice and/or bird seed. So how do you get around […]

February 14th Is Valentine’s Day In Calaveras County

February 1st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

There are several legends surrounding the origin of Valentine’s Day – and no, they have nothing to do with the greeting card industry. In fact, the most widely accepted stories are all rooted in the Catholic Church and their three saints named Valentine or Valentinus who were all martyred. The first claims that Valentine was […]

February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day

January 31st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Happy National Homemade Soup Day! It couldn’t happen at a better time of year. Like so many of the other “national” holidays I’ve been sharing with you, National Homemade Soup Day is not actually on the books as an observed holiday, and has no documented origin. But that makes no difference. Any reason to eat […]

February 2nd Is Groundhog Day

January 23rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

February 2nd is Groundhog Day!! About 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of Route 36 and Route 119, and halfway between the Allegheny and Susquehanna Rivers, sits Punxsutawney; originally a campsite settled by Delaware Indians in 1723. – The name Punxsutawney comes from the Indian name for the location “ponksad-uteney” which means […]

January 28th Is National Daisy Day

January 23rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

National Daisy Day is celebrated each year on the 28th of January all across the United States. Although not an “official” holiday, Daisy Day is a day set aside for celebrating the beauty of the daisy flower, as well as the innocence and cheerfulness it symbolizes. – The word ‘daisy’ is the Anglo Saxon version […]

January 23rd Is National Pie Day

January 19th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

National Pie Day, which is celebrated each year on January 23rd, was created by the American Pie Council in 1986 to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.” The American Pie Council encourages pie lovers across the country to honor pie by hosting a pie baking and tasting party, taking a pie […]

USPS United States Postal Service 2012 Holiday Schedule

January 16th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

2012 Postal Holidays • Monday, January 2 – New Year’s Day (observed) • Monday, January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday (observed) • Monday, February 20 – Washington’s birthday (President’s Day) • Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day • Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day • Monday, September 3 – Labor Day • Monday, […]

January 21st Is Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 12th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

I’m willing to bet that a certain friend of mine is thrilled that today is Squirrel Appreciation Day. She loves squirrels like no one I’ve ever known before. In fact, the pictures contained in this post are of her feeding peanuts to a couple of the little guys. Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by Christy […]

January 20th Is National Cheese Lovers Day

January 9th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

I kid you not, my sister’s first full sentence was, “More cheese, please.” Her love of cheese definitely runs in the family as both my mother and I are also fanatic about the dairy product. National Cheese Lovers Day was clearly created with people like us in mind. Although hundreds of cheeses are produced worldwide, […]

January 11th Is National Milk Day

January 8th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

On January 11, 1878, milk was delivered to customers in bottles for the first time. Somewhere along the line, the momentous occasion was honored with an unofficial holiday, which we celebrate each year on the 11th of January. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans states that an adult with a healthy 2,000-calorie diet should consume at […]

January 9th Is National Apricot Day

January 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

As with most unofficial holidays that celebrate a particular food, National Apricot Day seems to have no real origin. But hey, if it’s a way to get you to try something new with Apricots, then so be it. Celebrate National Apricot Day with an Apricot-Themed Dinner! Apricot Appetizer: Little Apricot Bites What You Need: 12 […]

January 6th Is National Bean Day

January 5th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

While it’s not written in stone as indisputable fact, it’s believed that National Bean Day was created in honor of Gregor Johann Mendel, an Austrian botanist whose work is credited for forming the foundation of genetics studies. Working with an estimated 28,000 garden pea plants over a period of seven years, Mendel stumbled upon and […]

January 5th Is National Bird Day

January 5th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Established by bird activists to bring attention to the plight of birds in captivity, National Bird Day is celebrated annually on the 5th day of January. The day was created in an effort to reflect upon the conditions of captive birds and spotlight the exploitation of birds in the United States pet industry. National Bird […]

Electronic Insect Killers And Electric Bug Zappers

January 4th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Warm summer nights are great. Until the mosquitoes come out, that is. They buzz around, apparently knowing exactly where your ear is; and it seems that no amount of swatting achieves your goal of making the pesky insects go away for good. And there’s certainly nothing more annoying than not realizing a mosquito has landed […]

Electric Fly Swatters – Fun With Electronics!

January 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Shoo, Fly! Shoo! I don’t know about you, but I loathe flies. I’m sure they’re good for something in this world, as is every insect and flying nuisance, but there’s just something about flies that makes my skin crawl. There isn’t much that bothers me more than a bunch of dirty flies, pestering me and […]

What Does A Cord Of Wood Weigh – Dry Firewood And Fresh Cut (Green) Weights

December 16th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

I am currently in the market for a trailer sized right to haul the yard brush and wood used to heat my home. I know wood can be pretty heavy, but just how heavy it is, and whether or not a trailer will be able to haul a full cord of wood is the bigger […]

The Portable Electric Space Heaters Bible – How To Pick The Best Electric Heaters

December 12th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

The Small Portable Electric Heater Bible – How To Pick The Best Electric Heaters The official start of winter is almost here and the cold weather has made an appearance or two. I can’t think of a better time to write a post about how to pick a small portable electric heater to help you […]

Mar-Val Food Stores In Valley Springs CA Hours And Address

November 21st, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Mar-Val Food Stores In Valley Springs CA Hours And Address Mar-Val Food Stores 55 S Hwy 26 Valley Springs, CA 95252 (209) 772-2393 Hours Of Operation Monday – Sunday – 7:00 am – 10:00 pm Other Stuff: MarVal Website Mar-Val On Yelp Weekly Specials Other Specials

Taco Bell Valley Springs, CA Hours And Address

November 21st, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Taco Bell Valley Springs, CA Hours And Address Taco Bell 200 E Hwy 12 Valley Springs, CA 95252 (209) 772-3288 Breakfast ends at 11 am – restarts when they open in the morning. Hours Of Operation Monday – Sunday – 7:00 am – Midnight; Dining room closes at 10 pm Other Stuff: Taco Bell website […]

Burger King Valley Springs, CA Hours And Address

November 21st, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Burger King Valley Springs, CA Hours And Address Burger King Valley springs 200 E Highway 12 Valley Springs, CA 95252 (209) 772-2800 Breakfast ends at 11 am – restarts when they open in the morning. Hours Of Operation Monday – Saturday – 6:00 am – Midnight; Dining room closes at 11 pm Sunday – 7am […]

Why Does The PH Keep Dropping In My Nutrient Solution When Using RO Reverse Osmosis Water With Hydroponics or Aquaponics?

November 11th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Hey y’all! We’ve been getting a number of questions about the nutrient solution of hydroponic setups, in particular, the dropping of PH with RO Reverse Osmosis water in new setups as well as old setups, and with a complete water and nutrient change. There are a ton of reasons why the PH can keep dropping […]

General Hydroponics – How To Mix The 3 Part Flora Series Advanced Nutrient System

November 11th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

I cannot stress enough the importance of having your water tested. A good water test is surprisingly cheap and will tell you exactly what is in your water (message me if you need the name of a good water testing service); from that you can gauge what steps need to be take to ensure your […]

The Best Manual Healthy Juicers From Lexen Products – GREAT For Wheatgrass

October 7th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

The National Cancer Institute recommends that we eat five servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables a day. There reasoning is simple – a diet high in fruits and veggies will help keep you healthy. A simple way to achieve your daily goal of fruit and vegetable consumption is with the Manual Healthy Juicer, […]

Hay vs. Straw – What’s The Difference?

September 21st, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Hay and straw seem very similar on the surface, but they are actually quite different; each one ideal for its own thing. For example, hay is a feed, while straw is a byproduct, and although both can be used for bedding, straw is the better choice. It’s important to know these differences before working with […]

Canepa & Sons, Inc Well Drilling Covering All Of California

September 21st, 2011 by Craig Mullins

With over 30 years of well service under their belt, Canepa & Sons, Inc is the best place to go (in our opinion) when looking for help with your residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal welling needs. Family owned and operated, Canepa & Sons takes pride in their high-quality customer service and quick response time. In […]