One of my favorite snacks is peppered beef jerky from Shalhoob Meat Company located in Santa Barbara, CA. Being a native Santa Barbarian I was introduced to to Shalhoob at a very young age. To this day I haven’t found a better peppered jerky so I order it from their online store and have it shipped to me or have a friend or familly member buy it and ship it to me. yummy!
So, I think it’s only fair to make my first ‘official’ post to my Music category in homage to Global Underground and all their dj’s that stir my creative juices with so many hours of auditory bliss. The Global Underground crew is constantly coming up with new ways to motivate me to get stuff done and stay positive. Thanks GU!
There is so much good music out there that I’m referred to and some I stumble across myself that I have to have a music category. I’ll probably set up some music sub categories as time goes on, but for now I’ll probably just post about the music that inspires and motivates me. I can’t imagine getting anything done in life without some music in the background. If anyone has any suggestions of music I should check out please feel free to send me a link or post in the comments section.
I bought TextMate today. Since it’s “The Missing Editor” for mac and I can’t do what I do without it I purchased a copy. TextMate is amazing and I’m glad to support MacroMates and their software development. My design and coding arsenal is getting closer to completion with the addition of TextMate. If you develop on the mac and haven’t used TextMate you should really look into getting yourself a copy.
It’s made up of five common household products that you measure out into 10-gallon hose-end sprayer. A former Golf Course Groundskeeper who lives in Parker, Tim Heffron, found it while watching television years ago in Oklahoma. “I started using it about five years ago back in Oklahoma where it’s 100 degrees every day, day in and day out,” says Heffron.
Heffron clearly has the best looking lawn in his neighborhood. He has no sprinkler system and only hand-waters his lawn sparingly. He does use small amounts of dry fertilizer as well.
You’ll find many similar formulas on the Internet, but this is a formula that seems to work well in Colorado.
You can use any size hose-end sprayer you can find. The “10-gallon” size is just a reference to the hose-end sprayers capacity when under pressure from your hose. It does not mean the sprayer has a 10-gallon tank. Again, if you don’t already have a hose-end sprayer (a device with a little plastic jug, usually about a quart to a quart-and-a-half in size, with a nozzle top that attaches to your hose) you can use any hose-end sprayer you can find. Just adjust the mixture accordingly if your sprayer holds less than the recipe calls for. Most homeowners are telling us they need two sprayers-full to cover 5,000 square feet, or the average lawn. But everyone’s sprayer has a different flow rate. The tonic is best applied in the evening after you mow. You do not need to water it in as you’re applying it with water and it’s already going to the roots of your lawn. We have no had no reports of the tonic being hazardous to your pet.
The “Lawn Tonic”
-One full can of regular pop (any kind-no diet soda)
-One full can of beer (no light beer)
-1/2 Cup of Liquid dishwashing soap (do NOT use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid)
-1/2 Cup of household ammonia
-1/2 Cup of mouthwash (any brand)
-Pour into 10-gallon hose-end sprayer (other sizes will work too)
-In high heat, apply every three weeks
The liquid soap is a wetting agent, helping the formula penetrate to the roots. The ammonia promotes growth and turns your lawn green, and the mouthwash does something you would never suspect mouthwash would do. It kills the bugs and grubs.
NOTE: Do NOT use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid in the mixture as it will kill off important microbes in the lawn and soil that help “digest” thatch.
“It essentially messes-up their re-productive cycles and keeps them out of your lawn and makes it look a lot better and leaves it minty fresh,” laughs Heffron. And because it’s applied with the hose sprayer, it’s a direct shot to your sod. “When you don’t have a lot of water and we’re on watering restrictions, this is another way to get the nutrients to your lawn and keep it growing.
So, I ran out of time to finish all my page updates and my theme update is less than perfect… I’ve got some new ideas I’m working on and I’m pretty excited to get them into code so I’ll probably be working on that this weekend. I’m sticking with this layout and just moding it as I feel. It’s fun to do what you love and love doing it! :)