The Best Hot-Air Balloon Rides in Albuquerque, New Mexico

By Leland | September 23, 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico is beautiful all year round. There are many activities to do, from golfing to sightseeing and many more. Above all of that, literally, is the iconic Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Rides. Albuquerque gives you a unique opportunity for sightseeing and the best way to do it is from the air. Some of the United States most beautiful scenery is in Albuquerque and there is a hot-air balloon ride for every occasion and sight. So how can you possibly experience them all? Well, here we have some of the top “must dos” of the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon rides. Continue reading “The Best Hot-Air Balloon Rides in Albuquerque, New Mexico” »

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Automation in Factories

By audrey | August 10, 2016

The ways that we produce products has changed over time. Automation is “the use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process,” or the process of producing something with the use of machinery and electronics. Some believe that automation has helped society today, but others think that automation has done more hurt than help. Take a look at these advantages and disadvantages of automation in factories today.

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Fresh Bed & Breakfast Recipes

By Al | July 18, 2016

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One of the best things about staying at a bed and breakfast is well, their breakfast of course! Each bed and breakfast has their different breakfast menus, depending on the location and what their typical meals are like. What you might not have known is that a lot of bed and breakfast inns use fresh ingredients for their breakfast recipes. Here are three breakfast recipes that you can recreate using fresh ingredients.

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Farm-To-Table Restaurants in the Berkshires

By Al | June 22, 2016

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How can one ensure that what they are eating is fresh? If the food being served is farm-to-table, of course! Farm-to-table, or farm-to-fork, means that the food you are eating came straight from a farm. No shipping or distribution is involved in the concept of farm-to-table. The concept of farm-to-table is used in a lot of restaurants, leaving guests pleased with the freshness of their meals. Here are a few restaurants in the Berkshires that offer their hungry guests farm-to-table dishes.

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Vineyards Near Stephens City, Virginia

By vivian | June 15, 2016

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When visiting a new place, it is common to look up things to do in that area. No matter what kind of vacation you take, there is always a little bit of down time to go explore. It is always a good idea to have a back up activity for a rainy day. If you are ever in Stephens City, Virginia, escape to Virginia’s wine country for excellent wine tasting and tours!

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The Best Caves To Visit in Hocking Hills, Ohio

By Leland | June 2, 2016

joebraun_hocking404Cantwell Cliffs is about 17 miles north of Hocking Hills, and the trail around this park is a sheer rock drop-off. It’s a mile-long trail, but it takes about 90 minutes to walk it, and it’s shorter than most trails in the park. It might be best to stay back from the edge. Continue reading “The Best Caves To Visit in Hocking Hills, Ohio” »

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Incorporate Farmer’s Market Products in Your Wedding

By Al | May 26, 2016

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One of the best things about purchasing from a farmer’s market is the fresh products including locally grown produce, flowers, and even candles. Another good thing about purchasing produce from farmer’s markets is that you are supporting the farmers in your community. A new wedding trend is to incorporate farmer’s market products in some way. With the right kind of artistic touch, it could make your wedding look more appealing to the eye. If you are interested in incorporating farmer’s market products in your wedding in some way, check out these ideas on how to do so. Continue reading “Incorporate Farmer’s Market Products in Your Wedding” »

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5 Farmers Markets Near Westby, Wisconsin

By Al | May 12, 2016

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There is nothing worse then standing in a long line at the grocery store at the same time as everyone else in your city. Alternatively, some people buy their produce and other goodies somewhere else: the farmers market. There are plenty of benefits from purchasing produce from local farmers at their markets. Purchasing locally made food is not only cheaper, fresher, safer, and healthier than the produce from the grocery store, but buying locally also helps the environment more than buying produce that is shipped to the grocery store. Wisconsin has a good selection of farmers markets in many different areas. Whether you are a local to Wisconsin or you are just visiting Wisconsin, here are five farmers markets to check out.

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Forklift Safety

By Al | April 27, 2016

cat-dp70-forkliftWhen operating a forklift it is important to follow all safety precautions. Forklifts are powerful tools that allow you to move, lift, and place heavy loads that you could otherwise not do alone. However, great risk is involved. Here you will learn the safe way to operate forklifts and avoid hazardous conditions.

The first step in forklift safety is that forklift operators must be trained. A forklift is very different than driving a car. Depending on the type of forklift an operator will be using will determine the type of training. In general, training will cover: operating instructions, warnings and precautions, controls and instrumentation, engine operating, steering, visibility, fork attachments, refueling, inspection and maintenance, and operating limitations. Your work environment will also train you on how to operate the forklift for certain surface conditions, pedestrian traffic, hazardous locations, ramps, and load stacking.

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Top Crops in Oregon

By Al | April 7, 2016

WheatOregon is known for their unique state flag (they are the only state to have different designs on each side), food trucks, breweries, and their beautiful hiking trails. Oregon isn’t well-known for their agriculture, but they are more of a crop and livestock contributor than one would expect. Crops are responsible for nearly 70% of the state’s sales each year. Roughly a quarter of the state’s acres are dedicated to farms. Here are a few of the crops that are produced on those acres as well as in greenhouse:

Hazelnuts

Oregon leads the nation in hazelnut production. With hazelnuts being such a large economic factor, hazelnuts because their official state nut. Oregon is actually the only state that has an official state nut. Oregon is responsible for nearly 100% of the domestic hazelnuts in the states.

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