November 19th, 2013
At first I was not all that thrilled about working for my aunts. They have a florist shop and they spent a lot of time teaching me a wide range of flower arranging courses. It is not the manliest job that you could dream of having and it does not pay all that well, but obviously I am 16 years old and you have to consider my options. I already worked at a fast food place long enough to know that is an awful job to have. This pays better than that and it is not nearly so greasy and nasty. Of course everyone was really unhappy and they all could not stand the assistant manager, he was a real jerk it seemed to me. So I was really happy to try this instead.
You can work at places like grocery stores. I did that last summer for about a month and a half before school started back and my Mom made me quit to focus on studying. It was not terrible, but it was not very good either. I spent a lot of cleaning up stuff that got spilled and mopping the floors. Then when I was not bagging groceries I would have to go fetch all of the shopping carts out of the parking lot. This was not a normal sized parking lot either. This place probably had four or five acres of asphalt out in front of it. It was really hot too and when it was not hotter than a furnace out there it was raining and usually raining really hard as well. That is just the way that it is in that job and of course it does not get a lot better. The only way to make money in those places is to be in the butchers part of it.
November 16th, 2013
I just got started with my new job last week. I am starting out in a machine shop operation and for now they are really just teaching me the basics of how it all works. Of course I took some courses at the local community college and I know how to operate the machines in theory, but they do not just trust that you can do something correctly. You have to be really careful with that mag drill and put all of the holes precisely where they are supposed to be. Nothing can be off by even a tiny bit. Read the rest of this entry »
February 17th, 2013
There are a wide variety ways that you can protect your precious orchids from animals and other dangers. If you have animals near where you live, you don’t want these animals to eat or trample on your prize orchids. If you leave your orchid garden unprotected, the chances are that the animals will destroy your plants. Using netting stanchions to protect your garden is one way to keep your orchid garden safe. One thing that you can do to prevent this is to use a raised bed garden for your orchid garden. You can make this raised garden with compost and soil. Then you can utilize wood to make the garden be higher from the ground. You will also make the sides of your garden very steep to do make a raised garden as well.
The next thing that you can try is to put a fence around your garden. This is the ideal way to keep deer out of your orchid garden because a raised garden will not keep the deer out of your garden. Make sure that you buy a fence that smaller animals can’t slip through as well. You will want to keep out small animals like rabbits and other rodents because these can be real nuisances to your orchid garden. Make sure that you choose a fence that is fairly sturdy so that animals can’t knock it down. The great thing about fences is that most animals will not be able to climb a fence. Try to put your fence into the ground as deeply as possible to try and keep burrowing animals out of your orchid garden as well. The most important thing that you will want to do is have your garden protected from all angles, so that you can keep these pesky animals out.
August 29th, 2012
My wife and I have always been involved in horses, but on a rather small scale and as a past time. We both had ponies as children and after getting married we managed to find a nice little farm convenient to our jobs. We had a couple of horses and we rode when we were able. Our neighbors looked after them for us when we were unable. Now however we have a daughter with far greater ambitions and we are looking at large horse trailers for sale. She is only 16 now, but she is competing for a spot on the National Equestrian team. My former boss’ ex-wife is largely responsible as she was very keen to see Jess become a great rider and provided her with a lot of instruction.