Saturday, March 3, 2012

Code Name Insight: Challenge: Get your Bug Out Bag Together

I have been reading the CNI blog for a few months now and have been wondering what a BOB was. It comes up a lot in the posts.

Finally, I got to see what it is and what it should contain.

So, I figured that the three of you who read my blog might want to know also!

This list also can double as your hurricane kit for a quick evacuation.


Code Name Insight: Challenge: Get your Bug Out Bag Together:

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American Carbon Registry Initiates Approval of World’s First Carbon Offset Methodology for Deltaic Wetland Restoration | Ecosystem Commons

This is a pretty cool deal!

I don't normally care for the idea of carbon credits, but this group has developed a methodology for using marsh creation as a basis to sell credits for carbon sequestration. And they are based in New Orleans. Hopefully they will be able to finance coastal restoration projects with funds from the sale of carbon credits.

American Carbon Registry Initiates Approval of World’s First Carbon Offset Methodology for Deltaic Wetland Restoration | Ecosystem Commons:

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Been a While

It's been a while since I have posted here...too damn busy! I have some topics drafted, so I should get caught up with them shortly.

See ya soon!

Organic Hot House for Germinating Pumpkin Seeds

We planted some pumpkin seeds last year to try to make a Jack-O-Lantern. We only had one pumpkin grow out after Mel pollinated the flowers. The problem was that it didn't grow out until mid-November.

It has been sitting on our back porch until I could get around to cutting it for the seeds. I decided to do that today since I had a little time before Veronica's birthday party.

What I found was that about half of the seeds had germinated and were either sprouting or starting to sprout, INSIDE the pumpkin. I know that this is normal for seeds to do that, but it is weird because it has been fairly chilly around here the last couple of months. Not really cold, but cooler than I would expect pumpkin seeds to start growing in.

The only thing I can figure out is that because of the sun shining on my back porch in the afternoon, it must have made conditions just right for the seeds to start growing.

Go Figure...
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