Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Know your Gov't: 4 min. Video: What the USDA did last week!

     Many of us don't know all of the things that Federal Government agencies do, and several agencies, like the U.S. Department of Agriculture put out a weekly video to highlght things done over the previous week. They're SHORT (less than 5 minutes) and have interesting and helpful information. 
    Here in Washington, D.C. right now, the famous "Tidal Basin" cherry blossoms are in full bloom. If you enjoy them as everyone else does, you'll find one of these research stories very interesting. There's also a great new USDA App about food spoilage. Just take a quick glance and learn how our government is doing some great things.  - Rob and Tom


USDA's Week in Review

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, better cherry blossoms, an app to fight food waste, and fishing for energy savings
Each week the USDA shares a rundown of some of the key announcements, activities, and current events related to our work at USDA, giving you the highlights.
This week's highlights are:

  • Studying ways to extend bloom times for Cherry Blossoms
  • FoodKeeper - An app to fight food waste
  • Fishing for energy savings with Rural Development funding
To see these videos weekly, visit: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=thisweek
Published on Apr 13, 2015 VIDEO LINK TO SHARE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrfTyy3MHTQ

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14