Category Archives: Helpful Information
It’s always disconcerting when one of your favorite dvd’s gets so scratched it produces the dreaded “Invalid Disk” error. Many folks discard it and replace it. But, there is a way to save those disks using what you probably already have handy.
Every Sunday I do routine maintenance on the computer. Defrag the drives, clean out my temp folder (why won’t Windows do that?), and look for viruses and trojans. Last Sunday, both MalwareBytes and SpyBot said “You’ve got Smitfraud!”.
Google Earth images show that cattle all over the world tend to align themselves with Earth’s magnetic field.
Have you ever driven down a country road in cattle country and noticed all the cows are facing the same direction as they slowly chew their cud? A team of German researchers claim this is true for both cattle and deer in the August 26, 2008 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Using Google Earth images, the scientists looked down on over 8,000 cattle around the world. When grazing or resting, cows tended to face either magnetic north or south.
The researchers combined field observations with the satellite data and discovered that herds of both deer and cattle tend to align themselves north-south. Factors like wind and the angle of the sun had little bearing on how the animals stood. More often than not, like needles of a compass, heads swiveled northward. While it’s been known that birds, bees and fish use the earth’s magnetic fields for orientation, this study is the first to point to a magnetic sense in large mammals. The scientists speculate that this behavior may allow the animals to stay spatially oriented. In case danger lurks and a cow needs to make any sudden…moos.
Camping on the Oregon Trail
Speaking of cows, if camping or RV’ing is your thing, (and you don’t mind the local cows facing North), why not check out Mtn. View RV Park, located in historical Baker City, Oregon? Camping on the Oregon Trail with tree shaded spaces suitable for everything from tents to RV big rigs. A pool, hot tub, kids playground, Wi-Fi and General Store make for a great place to stay. Old fashioned hospitality. Great view of the Elkhorn mountain range. Short distance from I-84. Open year round.
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|All the Stuff You Need to Know About RVing
"All the Stuff…" is the best introduction to RVing available today! A "must read" for new RVers and veterans alike because "you don’t know what you don’t know!" There’s more valuable information in this current, well-written, easy-to-read book than we have ever seen in one place. Over 500 hints and tips and 150 photos on how to safely… drive/tow an RV – getting out of tight spaces, backing into campsites, not dragging, overswing tow a toad – supplemental braking systems pack – for a weekend or month hook up & unhook utilities – sewage systems, shore power boondock – living in your RV without hooking up maintain and winterize your RV operate onboard systems correctly weigh your RV cross international borders, and RV accessories. The information is so current it even includes an overview of the ways to connect to the Internet while on the road. The book was first released May 2004 and was updated for 2005! Most of the content applies to all RVs. There is specific information about different types of rigs. Motorhomers will appreciate the advice about towing a car behind their rig including information about tow dollies and supplemental braking systems. 5th wheel and trailer owners will appreciate the tips and tricks about towing a rig.
Author: Ronald E. Jones; Robert G. Lowe
No. Pages: 256
Pub. Date: 2005-05-15
The Fall harvest is here, and what better place to take home some of it than at your local roadside stand? Or maybe even pick some of it yourself? And with Halloween around the corner, you’ll find some of the best priced pumpkins patches around. Or maybe staggering around in a corn maze is your thing. Got that too. The links below will get you started in the right direction.