Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Calling All Teachers!

I'm please to tell you all that I have a new venture with my sister.  We Launched the blog on Jan 24, 2011. It is designed for teachers called Teaching by the Book. It is located at The site contains a recommended read aloud book and lesson plans for teachers from grades K to 8.  Associated books are also listed on the site. We publish one recommended book and a lesson plan per week on a theme. The first blog was for Family Literacy Day and February's theme is Black History month.
Pass it on to all your teaching friends!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gardening Tip of the Week

Dealing with ICE!: I use sawdust. While it does not melt the ice instantly, it does residually and it stays on top of the ice. After ice melts, it adds to the soil water retention. I also use the ash (potash) from my pellet burner. This combination of ash and sawdust has been working great. Any extra pellet stove ash goes on my strawberries, rhubarb and my onion beds. It works. Submitted by John Sholl

This garden tip  and photo came from a blog I subscribe to and I thought I should pass it on.