Friday, December 28, 2012

Vehicle Black Boxes with Truck, Tractor and Auto Supplies


Now available with Truck, Tractor and Auto Supplies in Farm Supply:
Vehicle Black Box from Cowon.

This Black Box device is installed on windshields to record video, audio, and other data related to vehicle impacts or accidents.

Federal regulators are proposing mandatory black boxes for every new vehicle sold in the United States after 2014. [complex]

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Home Grown: Clearing the Air With Houseplants


Houseplants certainly add to a home’s d├ęcor, but they can also purify indoor air.

“This is an area that’s been largely ignored, and the health issues are potentially astronomical,” says University of Georgia horticulturist Stanley Kays. “We spend as much as 90 percent of our time indoors breathing indoor air that often contains a diverse range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), many of which are toxic.”

House plants can absorb those VOCs. To determine the best air-purifying houseplants, researchers at the University of Georgia evaluated 32 plant species.  Of those tested, purple waffle plant (Hemigraphis alternata) best removed VOCs from the air.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Home Grown: Brighten Winter With Holly


How can we brighten up a bleak winter landscape?

One way is by incorporating evergreen and semi-evergreen shrubs into landscape plantings.

For centuries Europeans have been using hollies to dress up their winter landscapes, indoors and out. To brighten up your surroundings, consider these holly and holly-look-a-likes in your landscaping plans for the coming year.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Range Raised Beef from Tucumcari, New Mexico


Now available with Beef in Meats:
Lean Natural Range Raised Beef from Tucumcari, New Mexico

This lean range-raised beef is available direct from a sustainable family ranch in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

This beef comes with a guarantee that it is hormone free and has never been subjected to any growth-hormones, antibiotics, ionophores, insecticides or animal by-products, and that the animal was handled humanely and raised in its natural environment on native pasture its entire life.

Sold by the quarter, half or whole, the meat comes from animals born and raised on the ranch. Shipped anywhere in the USA.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Beard Lube from Carrollton, Texas


Now available in Health & Beauty:
Beard Lube Conditioning Shave from Carrollton, Texas.

Unlike whipped-cream style foams and gels, this is a pre-shave oil, shave cream and skin conditioner, all in one.

Jojoba and macadamia nut oil help prepare the beard by penetrating and softening whisker growth. The lightweight formula provides a thin, lubricating layer to hold-in moisture so the blade glides easily through the whiskers, while eucalyptus and peppermint refresh the skin.

The end result is an easier, smoother shave, and less razor burn.

Beard Lube's see-through texture helps prevent nicks and cuts, and makes it easier to shave around the line of facial hair, such as sideburns or a mustache. Plus, it And, won't clog razors, as it's super light and rinses easily.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Home Grown: Alternative Evergreens


Just a handful of species make up the majority of evergreens planted.  This lack of diversity is starting to be a real problem in areas where diseases are decimating both Scotch pine and Austrian pine, the two most commonly planted pine trees of the last 50 years. Fortunately, there are several less-common types of evergreens to consider:

Concolor Fir (Abies concolor): Graceful, soft, silvery-blue foliage makes it a nice alternative to Colorado spruce. Grows to 70 feet tall by 40 feet wide.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Home Grown: Gifts for Gardeners


If you have gardeners on your shopping list, whatever you do, don’t give them cheap tools. Give them something they’ll remember.

Most serious gardeners would much rather receive one high-quality garden tool than a bunch of cheap ones that won’t last a year. And please don’t give an adult a set of child-size tools.

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