October SKI Tips
Conifers = cone-bearing
Evergreen = retains at least some green foliage year-round
Deciduous = all leaves die and are shed annually at the same time
It is a bad idea to take a shower during a thunderstorm. If lightning hits your house, it can travel through plumbing and shock anyone who comes in contact with water flowing through it.
If you didn’t fertilize in September, do so in early October to encourage strong root growth, keep your lawn green longer and speed greening in the spring.
If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you according to legend.
25 calories are burned in a five-minute laugh session. 15 facial muscles contract when you laugh. The average adult laughs 17 times every day.
Plant trees and shrubs now through November so they have time to establish new roots before the ground freezes.
Drain your hoses and sprinklers.
Pot spring-flowering bulbs to force into bloom indoors. Moisten soil and refrigerate for 10 to 13 weeks. Transfer to a cool, sunny location and allow an additional three to four weeks for blooming.
All acorns are somewhat bitter with tannin which is easily removed by boiling.
Turmeric, a relative of ginger, comes from the stems of the root of a large-leafed
plant widely grown in Asia. The stems are boiled, dried and crushed to a powder with a bitter woody taste that is widely used as a spice and in folk medicines to cure stomach ailments and skin lesions. Turmeric was in use when Marco Polo visited the region in the 13th century.
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