Some knowledge of ice formation and safety precautions could help keep you safe when venturing out on the ice this coming winter season.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
As ice forms on the inland lakes in Michigan, recreational fishers get excited about making that first trip out on the ice-covered lake to go fishing. This is the time of year when many accidents occur as people fall through the ice if the conditions are not safe. As a rule, no one should venture out on any ice when it is less than 2 inches thick. When traveling out on the ice for the first time, only do so after a hard freeze that forms clear solid ice. Four inches of this type of ice will support a person on foot, but it will take approximately six inches of ice to support someone on a snowmobile or ATV. As the winter progresses and the ice thickens, small cars and pickups may be driven out on the ice when the ice thickness reaches 8 to …
Zucchini and other summer squash can be used many delicious ways and are a great ingredient in a variety of dishes.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Zucchini is in season and is available where fresh fruits and vegetables are sold. Often times, zucchini is given away to friends and neighbors. And occasionally, they are left on the door step or porch like an orphan in the hopes that the resident of the house takes them in. Zucchini is one of those foods that are best purchased and eaten fresh. While they can be preserved and can be dried, they do freeze satisfactorily. However, when they are preserved they are not quite the same as a young zucchini fresh from the garden. Zucchini, or courgette, is a summer squash. They typically range in color from light green to dark green, but there is also a gold variety available. Summer squash differ from winter squash in that they are selected and…