Product Review

Garden App Review

Considering how much work goes into a garden, everyone wants to be as effective and efficient as possible.  You would think that a garden app would be helpful. Not necessarily so. Well, actually, the apps reviewed here were all geared…

Hermetically Sealed Seeds?

According to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, “Hermetically sealed container means a container that is designed and intended to be secure against the entry of microorganisms and thereby to maintain the commercial sterility of its contents after processing”. That’s…

Book Review: Surviving Doomsday

Where we live is susceptible to almost every natural disaster.  Since it only snows about every 100 years here, that isn’t a problem.   Everything else is up for grabs.  Currently we are experiencing the worst drought I have ever seen.  If…

Android App Review: Congress

All of us want to keep up with what Congress is up to.  Until recently, it was very difficult.  For centuries people had to rely on newspapers and word of mouth.  Radio and television made public officials seem more accountable…

Did You Forget Your Farmer’s Almanac?

Grandpa didn’t read just anything.  He didn’t have time.  If he couldn’t gain information from reading material, he didn’t read it.  He kept exactly three subscriptions, a newspaper, a magazine, and The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Every year, my grandfather would sit…