Tuesday, July 29, 2008

those pesky deer flies!

This morning on the Phenology Show, John Latimer talked about a homemade kind of remedy for getting rid of deer flies. Apparently, deer flies are attracted to the color blue - so a fella out there in Internets-land somewhere came up with the idea of putting a blue dixie cup on the top of his hardhat refurbished in blue plastic and covered in tanglefoot - a sticky product that they put on flypaper.

Other people have put jerry-rigged blue sticky things on sticks to attract the pesky flies and mounted them on their cars and lawn mowers.
What deer or horse fly remedies do you have?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Bra's Tale on StoryCorps

StoryCorps is the largest oral history project that travels across the United States recording everyday Americans interviewing each other.

KAXE has been chosen as a StoryCorps story and YOU will have the opportunity to record your own history. At StoryCorps, they believe that everybody’s story matters. Every life counts. By reaching out to record our history, hopes, and common humanity— we can help illuminate the true character of this nation. StoryCorps will be in Grand Rapids at the end of August thru September of this year!

One of the latest stories that was heard on NPR's Morning Edition was from 94 year old Betty Jenkins. Betty tells the story of how her mother worried about her lack of womanly curves and potential boyfriends so she took matters into her own hands. Hear her story here.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Beej's peeps--2nd brood

Beej keeps ever vigilant protecting her peeps. Much easier now in their portable "Peep-Barrel-Stretch-Limo" TM. Buffs and Orps have the "fun/run" of the garden. Peppers, tomatoes, squash, blackberries,and basil sport extra-serrated leaves from experimental munching. No cut worm, slug, night crawler or beetle stands a chance. I eagerly await any and all questions, comments, jokes, and pokes: ljohnson@kaxe.org or on the KAXE morning show blog.
Linda and Beej