August SKI Tips
Soak shrubs periodically during dry spells with enough water to moisten the soil to a depth of 8-10 inches.
Time to order spring flowering bulbs for fall planting.
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, a pickle peddler from Italy who decided to explore the New World in 1499. A cartographer suggested the new land be called “America” after reading Vespucci’s accounts.
Nutmeg, garlic, saffron, cumin, cloves, marjoram, basil and thyme are antimicrobial spices that stall or limit the growth of harmful bacteria.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia—a fear of Friday the 13th.
Salad gets its name from sal, the Latin word for salt, which was the primary seasoning used by the ancient Romans to dress and flavor raw vegetables.
America’s first roller coaster was built in 1827 to carry coal from a mine to boats below.
Use a bungee cord to hang high birdfeeders so you can pull the feeder down to eye level when it’s time to add food.
The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Drink ice cold water to keep hydrated. You burn more calories as your body heats up the water.
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