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Adults can enhance children's development while building a store of great memories
by planning fun and stimulating summer activities.
Parents should be aware of safety concerns, laws for teens working their first summer jobs.
Cranking a safe freezer of homemade ice cream.
Freezing is the best way to preserve the fresh-like qualities of food.
With the warmer summer weather, homeowners mowing their lawn or weeding the
garden may find a snake.
As much as 80 percent of the water used around the home during summer is
for outside uses. Watering the lawn is the main outside water use. During dry
summers, local water authorities may cut off water for outside use or only allow
watering on certain days. Both measures are necessary and effective means to
reduce water consumption and relieve the strain on city water supplies.
Missouri's summertime combination of high heat and dripping humidity
can deter even the most ardent devotee of fitness and prompt them to seek the
coolness of indoor air-conditioning.
Although poison ivy is easily identified and should be avoided, countless people experience an uncomfortable introduction to the species.
Don't let cool air escape from your home in the summer and don't let those north winds invade your home in the winter.
Window or attic fans exhaust warm air and bring in fresh outside air through doors and windows.
Refreshing ideas to hep you quench summer thirst.
Compost is partially decomposed organic matter.
A chigger is the parasitic larval stage of a common mite in the genus Trombicula. Several species of chiggers exist in the United States, but Trombicula alfreddugesi is most commonly encountered.
Summer often includes travel as families head off on vacation. Whether traveling by plane, train or car, leaving food choices to chance can mean paying a high price in terms of health as well as cash.
In the Midwest, when people think of using woody biomass for energy, the first thought that usually comes to mind is burning wood in a fireplace or wood stove.
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