December SKI Tips
High carbohydrate veggies that also provide fiber and vitamins include zucchini, broccoli, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts, red bell peppers.
Ornamental plants have a genetic ability to sense atmospheric changes and adjust to cold and warm temperature.
“Jingle Bells” was originally a song about Thanksgiving in 1857. It was also the first song played in space.
Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
A shark is the only known fist that can blink with both eyes.
Cloche is traditionally a bell-shaped item placed over plants to protect them from insect or frost damage.
The first historical reference to candy canes in America goes back to 1847, when a German immigrant named August Imgard decorated his Christmas tree in Wooster, Ohio with candy canes. 90% of candy canes are bought in the month before Christmas.
To keep your Christmas tree fresh during the holiday, keep the tree-stand water reservoir full. Never allow the trunk to get dry. Some tree growers suggest adding about 5 aspirin tablets to the water.
Only female holly trees bear the colorful berries. There must be a male tree growing nearby for pollination, if fruits are desired.
As winter weather makes driving more treacherous you need to pack a car emergency kit. Include in your kit: jumper cables, flares, ice scraper, car cell phone charger, blankets, map, food and water, and extra warm clothes and other necessities.
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