Well, it all starts by either starting a composting pile, or for those of us who like to keep things orderly, a composting bin. Composting bins can really be made from just about anything that doesn’t decay, especially if it’s made from dark material to take advantage of the sun’s rays. All you need to do is pile in your waste from your home and be sure to turn it regularly and check it for appropriate moisture. If a handful of it doesn’t feel like a wrung-out sponge, it’s time to add more water. When it’s done, it should have a mulchy, earthy smell, and you can mix it in anywhere you like!
thanks for these comical wildlife photos, Cher
COMEDY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY shows off nature's more adorable and sometimes goofy side with the vest best photos of animals doing weird and wonderful things!
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(verb) To remove from association; separate.|
|Synonyms:||disjoint, disunite, divorce|
|Usage:||The senator dissociated herself from the organization when she found out that its president had been involved in an embezzlement scheme.|
Idiom of the Day
An opportunity to do, try, or achieve something. Primarily heard in Canada.
Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring Sparks a Riot (1913)
1913 production of The Rite of Spring
The Rite of Spring is a landmark ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky that provoked a riot when it premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Expecting the demure conventions of classical ballet, the audience was caught off-guard by Stravinsky's dissonant score and Vaslav Nijinsky's violently nontraditional choreography depicting fertility rites. Fistfights broke out between detractors and supporters, and chaos ensued.
Bob Hope (1903)
|Famous for his "ski-jump" nose, superb timing, and irreverent attitude, Hope was an immensely popular American comedian. He debuted in vaudeville in the 1920s and later performed on radio, television, stage, and in more than 50 films. He hosted the Oscars a record-breaking 17 times over 38 years. A master of comic monologues and mildly bawdy one-liners, he was a tireless entertainer of US troops overseas.|
Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling
In Gloucestershire, England, cheese rolling is believed to have been a popular annual sport for at least 500 years. Cooper's Hill, which is located near Brockworth and is a thousand feet high, is famous for its fine pasture lands. Rolling the cheese down the hill traditionally reminded villagers of their right to graze sheep there. Early in the evening, the event leader, in a white smock and top hat, rolls the "cheese" discs (nowadays, three or four large wooden discs) down the hill. People chase after them, and the first to capture one of the discs receives a small prize.
Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Brain to Start 'Eating' ItselfA lack of sleep can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy.
1848 - WIsconsin became the 30th state to join the United States.
1916 - The official flag of the president of the United States was adopted.
1951 - C.F. Blair became the first man to fly over the North Pole in single engine plane.
1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.
1962 - Buck (John) O’Neil became the first black coach in major league baseball when he accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs.
1973 - Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.
2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2015 - The Obama administration removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist. The two countries had severed diplomatic relations in January of 1961.
Bay Area Book Fest 2017
Jun 3-4, 2017 | Berkeley, CACivic Center Park & Other Locations in Berkeley
and Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
The Bay Area Book Festival is a world-class literary event that features the works of local authors among premier authors from around the world. The festival’s programming features writers of all genres and books that appeal to people from all walks of life. It is a community event driven by local organizations and companies to effectively reflect the area’s diversity in its lineup of authors, panels and presentations. Outside of literature, the festival also features art installations, a cooking stage and a Children’s Arena encompassing an entire park.
further information: Home - Bay Area Book Festival
Georgetown Festival of the Arts 2017
May 27 - Jun 4, 2017 | Georgetown, TX
further information: Georgetown Festival of the Arts XIII Great Britons in Georgetown
WichiCon at Riverfest 2017
Jun 3-4, 2017 | Wichita, KS
WichiCon at Riverfest is a comic book convention with a twist. It brings in an array of guests, from comic con devotees to complete newbies for 2 days of family-friendly fun. Guests can enjoy comic books, action figures & playsets, sports cards & memorabilia, cosplay, charity events, artists and tons of activities for all ages.
further information: Wichita WichiCon at Riverfest - Wichita.com
Charles II of England (1630–1685) was king of England, Scotland and Ireland. He was king of Scotland from 1649 from his father's execution until being deposed by Oliver Cromwell in 1651, and king of England, Scotland and Ireland from the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 until his death. Internationally, Charles became involved in the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars. Domestically, Charles attempted to introduce religious freedom for Catholics and Protestant dissenters with his 1672 Royal Declaration of Indulgence, but the English Parliament forced him to withdraw it.
These Cheetah cubs didn’t seem to be enjoying the afternoon downpour. They ran close together as they tried to keep up with mum. I’d like to say that I kept dry taking this image but in order to capture the moment I had to lean out of the window, allowing the stair-rods of water into the vehicle and got drenched by doing so. Worth it though.
crochet , toe up
For the cake:
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4 oz almond paste, broken into little pieces or processed in food processor for 30 seconds
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- red and green food coloring (about 8 drops each)
For the chocolate glaze:
- 1 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
- pinch salt
Special equipment: three square baking pans, off set spatula, food scale
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your pans. Add parchment paper to bottom of each pan. Grease again and add light dusting of flour. Tap pan to remove any excess flour.
Dog Lookup Jigsaw Puzzle
me .. you?
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