December is a time for family and holiday cheer. Depending on where you live it’s also a time for cold, snow and indoor hibernation. And Buckwheat Month! At least according to the Oldways Whole Grains Council. A few years ago the Council featured a different whole grain each month. December got buckwheat. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s almost time again for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count! This citizen science effort counts birds in specific areas (15-mile diameter circles) between December 14 and January 5 every year. And you can be a part of it. Circles have been established in the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, Central America, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you wear ties? These days many men wear them only for special occasions. But December is National Tie Month, so break out those ties and wear one every day! Ok, so every day might be unrealistic for many of you. But on days you’re dressing up even a little, add a tie. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This holiday season many lucky pets will be getting presents and treats right alongside their human siblings and parents. But many animals stuck in shelters won’t be so lucky. Most shelters are funded mainly by donations. Through careful budgeting and fundraisers they manage to provide basic care for these lost and abandoned animals. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Calling all banana pudding lovers! November is your month. Yep, November is officially Banana Pudding Lovers Month. And yes, it really is an official month. Banana Pudding Lovers Month appears in Chase’s calendar of events, the official word on holidays and events. The Rodgers family—of Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Filling—created the month in 2011. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You love your furry babies, and you want them to stay happy and healthy. But they do get sick. And we do whatever we can to help them. It’s hard to think about, but pets can get cancer too. Pet Cancer Awareness Month shines a light on this sad reality. It also helps […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So… Lots of holiday sites and blogs tell us November is World Sponge Month. But is it really? These sites list the month, but they don’t tell us anything about it. A few offer opinions on things like germy sponges, SpongeBob, and even the Today sponge. But nothing about how the month started […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s Manatee Awareness Month! These gentle animals seem slow and not too smart. But get to know them and you’ll discover they’re fascinating and quite intelligent. They generally prefer to be left alone to eat, play, and rest. Unfortunately, we can’t seem to leave them or their habitat alone, which threatens their survival. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
November means cooler temperatures for most of the US. We’ll be seeing frost on the grass and turning on the heat … if you haven’t already. And it’s only going to get worse before it gets better! That cold outside air combined with dry, heated indoor air can wreak havoc on skin. Maybe […]Continue Reading... No Comments.