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Essential Lightning Safety Tips

The information below on lightning is through the courtesy of the Hyrum 9th Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hyrum, Utah. The ingredient that defines a thunderstorm is lightning. Since lightning creates thunder, a storm producing lightning is called a thunderstorm. Lightning occurs during all thunderstorms, and may be a result of…

A Beginner’s Guide to Dutch Oven Cooking

If you like to cook, even as a beginner, you can include Dutch oven cooking as part of your learning important skills! It is also fun! Stack three ovens, and you can have a full meal Dutch oven cooking without relying on electricity. To top it all, you can enjoy good company, a campfire, and…

How to Get Started with Lasagna Gardening

Lasagna gardening is a nontraditional method of gardening that is simple, nature friendly, and organic. It is a system that will enable you to enjoy more bountiful harvest with less work and without harmful chemicals. Garden Layering Lasagna gardening is a no-digging-no-tilling-no-weeding method of cultivation through garden layering. The first layer is a heavy material…

Essential Earthquake Survival Tips

The information below on earthquake is through the courtesy of the Hyrum 9th Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hyrum, Utah. What to Remember During an Earthquake Remain calm. Know what to do when the earthquake begins: drop, cover, and hold on. Stay indoors until the earthquake stops and you are sure…

How to Grow Kaffir Lily

The Kaffir lily or Clivia, with dense bulbous roots, is an evergreen plant that belongs to the Amaryllis family. There are various beautiful Kaffir lily hybrids. With easy care attributes, it is a much sought-after plant. Its colors are mostly red, salmon, or orange. You can grow it year round if you live in zones 9 to…

How to Grow Echinacea

The echinacea plant is low maintenance, long-lived, pest resistant, deer resistant, and drought tolerant. The same echinacea plant is widely reported as effective for both external and internal therapeutic applications. Likewise, it is the subject of varying reports on whether or not it aids people’s health. You, as the consumers, should decide for yourselves. Err on the side of caution. Background…

How to Grow Jicama

Jicama, also referred to as the yam bean, has a tuberous root with a course, yellowish skin that should be peeled prior to usage. The root’s interior is white, and has a crispy, juicy, sweet  flavor somewhat like that of an apple or a pear. Although the jicama can be used cooked in soups and…

How to Grow Fall Bulbs

Most anyone can cultivate fall bulbs. Just do not remove the leaves or pull the plants right after the blooms die. The leaves need time to transport nutrients to the bulbs for storage. Timing For fall bulbs, start buying them early. The colors and varieties of fall bulbs move shoppers to start hunting for them…

How to Grow Radicchio

When growing radicchio, or Italian chicory, you can either start it indoors for transplanting at a later time or you can sow it directly into a prepared garden bed. Its leaves are reddish or maroon. The radicchio has the open leaf and heading selections, although the latter is the more popular. Radicchio can be eaten…

Essential Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

The information below on fires is through the courtesy of the Hyrum 9th Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hyrum, Utah. Fires are dangerous and destructive. There are some easy steps you can take to reduce the chance that anyone will be injured in fires in your home. Use the Fires Safety…