Monday, January 12, 2009

January 12, 2009 Post from Margaret

Seed Starting FAQ

It is January. Winter has just begun, but I am already starting to think 'Spring'. HERE is an article on the how’s and when’s to start seeds.

Solutions for the Family Car

“For many of us, the separation between home and car has blurred. Cars have become our rolling offices, kitchens, study spaces, and playrooms combined. We commute to our jobs, ferry our kids to school, sports, and play dates...and then, to relax, head out on a road trip. All this car time brings with it the challenge of maintaining order and general cleanliness on the one hand, and keeping the kids fed and entertained on the other. With these concerns in mind, we offer you and your family a trunkload of tips and ideas, including a homemade air freshener the kids can help craft and a backseat sibling separator with accessible storage for kids' little necessities. Don't hit the road without them.”

Click HERE for tips and ideas.

Hind Wings Help Butterflies Make Swift Turns To Evade Predators, Study Finds

“New tires allow race cars to take tight turns at high speeds. Hind wings give moths and butterflies similar advantages: They are not necessary for basic flight but help these creatures take tight turns to evade predators.”

Read more of this story here.

5 New Tax Benefits for 2008

“At this point, you’ve probably received your 2008 Form 1040 packet. Now, it's time to start thinking about getting your return underway -- whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a pro.
No matter how you get your taxes done, there are a few key changes almost everyone should know about. Here's what to look for:”

Read about this changes here.

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