Archive for Author: fledbetter

slug

It’s a Slug Life: Fun Facts About Slugs

Some creatures are really interesting to look at. You see them, but you don’t REALLY notice them.  Occasionally, you just have to stop, bend down and take a closer look. Slugs are one of those creatures.  But what are they good for?  We’re going to explore the life of...

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plastic

It’s Just Plain Weird: Houses Made From Recycled Plastic & Unlikely Friends

Houses from Recycled Plastic This sounds like an awesome idea. A company formed in 2013 in Puebla, Mexico, called Eco Domum, is using discarded plastic trash to form panels to build houses. It is the brainchild of Carlos Daniel Gonzalez who identified the need for low cost housing in...

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farm

Fun facts about farm animals

Did you know the chicken is the closest living relative to the t-rex? That seems crazy, but it’s true! Here are some more fun facts about farm animals that might surprise you! Goats and sheep don’t have teeth on their upper jaw.  They have a hard palate that helps them...

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farmers

Where would we be without farmers?

March is National Agriculture Month and it’s time to give all the farmers props for what they contribute to our lives every single day. Have you ever spent any time on a farm?  Does your family farm or do you know any farmers?  If you get the chance, go...

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ice cream

You Can Get A Foot-Tall Ice Cream Cone!

It has come to our attention that you can get a FOOT TALL ICE CREAM CONE in Garfield, Arkansas. According to “Only in Your State”, the Short Stop Grill in Garfield serves up some huge ice cream cones. My goodness! A foot tall! Could you eat that much? Would you have to...

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Girl Scout

Girl Scout Troop 5368 is Doing Big Things!

Girl Scout service projects are a way for Girl Scout troops to give back to the community. Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts recently decided that police officers could use some cheering up, and wanted to show their appreciation for how the police protect everyone. Girl Scout Troop 5368 of...

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scouts

Scouting History: Girl Scouts of the USA & Boy Scouts of America

Girl Scouts of the USA will be celebrating its 108th birthday on March 12, and Boy Scouts of America just turned 110 years old in February. Both of these organizations started in England by a man named Robert Baden-Powell. He wrote a book called Aids to Scouting, which was...

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bees

Bees: A farmer’s best friends!

Bee friendly gardens are becoming popular in the gardening community. So what’s the hype and is there anything in it for you? Bees could be the key to what’s missing, being that they are helpers that pollinate and can potentially help other areas of your garden. You can’t say...

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Garden reading list: Books about farms and growing things

If you’ve ever been interested in planting a garden or farming, these books are the perfect tools to help you get started. Lola planta un jardín  by Anna McQuinn Preschool to Grade 4 Spanish edition of “Lola plants a garden.” Lola is inspired by a collection of garden poems...

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