Oo, Baby, I love a good thunderstorm. Except for the hundred pound smelly dog shaking like a leaf in my lap.
Update: OK, make that the next three hours. At least our power is back on.
The fine folks at Conservation Fisheries operate an ARK for endangered fish species. But if you raise thousands of babies each year, what's three more?
After a neighbor's tree fell, they were brought these three pileated woodpecker babies. They've been moved to a bird rehab facility but I think the folks miss them. They're so danged ugly, they're cute as can be...
Chrysler is asking that dealer agreements be invalidated for nearly 800 dealerships including Sexton Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep-Eagle in Harriman.
That's a shame. I have always been treated extremely well, before and after the sale, by the folks that run that dealership.
Leaf has started a new forum thread that should be of interest to everyone who eats food that comes from dirt.
WBIR has the story: (link...)
I've been told that it will be available this week. At that point we will know where the ash is now, and how much was washed out of the Emory and into the Clinch and Tennessee basin when this happened.
Here's the trailer for a history of canoeing and kayaking in the USA. Some folks with local connections are among the interviews (ahem...), and, no, you can't copy my pre-release disc.
Mark Brown sent me a link to this...
"This is the next economic boon, so a lot of people who are in the position to train people, they don’t want to look into the low-income community,” he said. “America can’t be green unless the big cities are green, and the big cities can’t be green unless the 'hoods are green. And the 'hoods can’t be green if the people aren’t educated.”
Tennessee isn't going to be green by choice. It will be because we have to be, or else...
The Saturniidae moths are big and beautiful. This is a Tulip Tree Silkworm moth. The Luna moth is a member of this group as well.
For the Roane County population of about 60,000, does this seem like a large number of sick kids?
"According to the Children's Hospital, there were 303 kids in Anderson County who had cancer last year."
She said more than 1,800 children in Knox County were cancer patients then, while 327 Roane County kids were afflicted by various types of cancer last year.
TVA spokeswoman Barbara Martocci said the agency is being “transparent.”
“We do have an open manner,” she said.
Let's see...except for the gag order they've issued to their own employees maybe?
The Whites Creek watershed is being included in a study of salamanders conducted by the Biology Dept. at Tennessee Tech. The study will focus on the Black Mountain Dusky Salamander and the Cumberland Dusky Salamander, one of which was new to science as recently as 2003. That shows us how little we actually know about our ecology even today.
If you have high-speed Internet and a high enough download cap, this 20-minute video for kids "on the effects of human consumption" might be worth a look: (link...)
Or, read about it in the NY Times: (link...)
If the developer lobbyists have their way with our legislators this will happen every time it rains hard...
The Tennessee Farm Bureau has its hands dirty in this as well.
For some reason Democrats in Congress are pushing a seemingly good Bill that will wreak havoc on small farmers.Continued...
From Congressman Lincoln Davis...
Washington, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it signed an enforceable agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to oversee the removal of coal ash at the TVA Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant in Roane County, Tennessee.Continued...
Is this something Tony Brown ought to be looking into?
an overview flyer issued by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development outlining the "Senior Community Service Employment Program." The purpose of this Federally funded program is to provide employment to low income individuals age 55 and over.Continued...
New media sites (such as this one) need to study the ethics statement of the Society for Professional Journalists. I personally need to make more of a differentiation between information and opinion when I post. Trying to bang things out while trying to have a life at the same time, it's easy to overlook some of the things that we really need to do in passing along information accurately. (I'm really glad I've got all of you folks to keep me honest and call me on my errors.)
By Ray Collett
Hello Readers, Another week has rolled around, seems like the weeks pass so much faster now don't they. I wonder if age has anything to do with it? The emails are still coming in from readers with their memories of growing up. Let's see what Sharon ( Harold) Daniels had to say...Continued...
Nashville based Liberadio expounds on Tennessee politics, the Voter Confidence Act, and more.
So really...Why is TNGOP opposed to being able to count all the votes?
The Knoxville News-Sentinel has the story: (link...)
Come on out and pick up some bargains! Shop and enjoy yourself and meet some neighbors. Bring items to donate if you have any--it's not too late!
The "Yard Sale" is Friday May 8 and Saturday May 9 from 7 AM until whenever at WRCVFD Station #1 on Pumphouse Road ((link...)).Continued...
here on the farm,
That we are teaching the chickens to swim.
That we had to replace the wheels with pontoons on the mower to cut the grass.
That we are skipping the corn and switching to growing rice.
That fish from our ponds are peering in the kitchen windows.
It requires wearing a wetsuit to gather the eggs.
Our last customer came by canoe.
Which it turns out they can't very well. So they're testing whether they can transport ash by rail? That would follow if they are intending to use the Cumberland County sites for storage.
This is a high quality podcast and is a very large file...50meg. This is the download link. After it downloads you can listen with most players such as Windows Media Player.
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