October Ski Tips
The fear of Halloween is known as “Samhain phobia”.
Potted mums should be planted outside in the sun. When blooming is complete, cut them down to 2”. Place 4” of mulch on top of plants. In the spring, gradually remove the mulch as new growth shows through.
Continue mowing lawn as needed.
Rake or shred tree leaves to keep them from smothering the grass.
The cashew nut comes from a poisonous sumac, the evergreen cashew tree, a native of Brazil.
Give trees and shrubs a good soaking after the leaves fall and before the ground is frozen. Winter damage to plants often stems from their inability to draw water from the frozen earth.
Eating apples help clean your teeth and gums, reducing the number of cavities. The fiber in apples cleans your teeth while the antiviral properties help keep away bacteria and viruses.
In Babylon 4,000 years ago for a month after a wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead was a honey beer and the period of time was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
Don’t feed your adult cat or dog milk as they don’t have the lactase to digest milk and may cause diarrhea.
The rubber eraser was invented in the 1840s. Until then, the best “device” for removing pencil marks was a piece of bread.
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