Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009 Post from Margaret

Fungus Gnats - A Pest of New Seedlings and Cuttings

“Fungus gnats are tiny mosquito-like insects, about 1/8 inch in length. You will generally first notice them darting about new seedlings.

Being so small, they can enter your home or greenhouse through the slightest of openings. More often they come in as eggs, either in the soil of plants that have been outside for the summer or in damp bags of potting soil.”

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Home Sweet “Heart Home”

“Fewer Americans are relocating these days, which has its upside.

The Pew Research Center has released a new survey report: “American Mobility: Who Moves? Who Stays Put? Where’s Home?” The report spotted an interesting trend: Only 13 percent of the population changed residences in 2006 and 2007, the lowest figure since the 1940s.”

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Creating Quality Time With Your Kids

“This morning I glanced at my schedule for the coming weekend. Four baseball games and two birthday parties dominate the landscape, along with a list of household chores and errands longer than any one man should have to face. And these are supposed to be my days off!

The Bible says that children are a reward from the Lord, and blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them (Psalm 127:4-5a). I have certainly found that to be true. But I’ve also found that the fuller my quiver gets (I’ve got five beautiful arrows), the harder it is to find the time to give each child the attention they need and deserve.”

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Three New Year's Resolutions … to Keep

“The year is at an end, so it's time to reflect and reminisce about 2008.”

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Clear the Clutter and “Stuff” in Your Life!

“Still not ready to make your later-life move? If so, there is still lots you can do in preparation for the day you are ready to move on from your current home.”

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