Man has been keeping bees for at least 2000 years
; in fact we know that the Romans were keeping bees as early as 30 B.C. due to the writings they left for prosperity. The methods of keeping bees have been as varied as the flowers in a field. The Greeks and Egyptians used conical hives made of pottery, the Romans used just about anything available, from logs to mud to animal waste, anything that would contain a hive until the honey was needed. The British used thatch hives and holes in walls and continued to do so until the advent of movable hive frames in the early 1800s…..
After decades in the making, the first installment of the movie Atlas Shrugged
is almost upon us. For those who are not familiar with the book by Ann Rand, it has long been a topic of inspiration as well as controversy since it publication in 1957. In it the author promotes the ideal of individual responsibility and achievement and derides those who wish to belittle and undervalue those very achievements, through regulations, taxes and the creation of laws. The movie is reputed to be the first of three parts, produced by Strike Production and will open on April 15, 2011. There will be a private screening held on February 24, 2011 at Culver City, California, but it is unlikely that any of us will be invited to attend……
It’s that time of the year, where we begin to look at the blooming flowers
and thoughts gravitate towards planting a few trees to spruce up our empty yard. When considering what trees to plant, many of us simply trip on down to the local big orange box store and buy one of the standard trees that they carry each and every year. In the south, those trees would be pear, apple, fig, peach and a few citrus varieties. In truth, I never understood why they sold apple trees since it rarely gets cold enough to allow the fruit to set. So I ask, why settle for the same old trees year after year? Why not try and find yourself an exotic tree that not only will give your yard a bit of a lift, but as it begins to fruit, brings forth the envy of your neighbors? I have complied a list of a few of the more interesting trees that are available on the market today……