December SKI Tips
Protect shrubs, such as junipers and arborvitae, from extensive snow loads by tying their stems together with twine. Carefully remove heavy snow with a broom to prevent limb breakage.
When shopping for a Christmas tree, check for green, flexible, firmly held needles and a sticky trunk base. Lift the tree then hit it against the ground. If the outside needles don’t fall off in clumps, the tree should be fresh.
The fastest gust of wind ever recorded on Earth was 253 miles per hour.
One of the first decorated trees appeared in 1832 in Boston adorned with gilded and colored eggshell cups, paper cones filled with nuts, crystallized fruit and candy, moss, seven dozen wax candles and “dolls and whimsies”.
As a result of the pandemic, Americans are both cooking (54%) and baking (46%) more.
Mincemeat pie is filled with rich and exotic spices representing the treasures the Three Wise Men brought to Christ.
An ancient legend states that forest animals can speak in human language on Christmas Eve!
The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
As a means of communicating and storing ideas, knowledge, art, and culture, paper is one of the most important and consequential artifacts of human civilization.
In the 10th century, men in Europe wore high heels to make it easier to ride their horses. Adding heels to their boots made it easier to stay in their stirrups.
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