Flax Scutching Festival

Stahlstown, Pennsylvania will host its annual Flax Scutching Festival in September. Flax scutching is the process of turning the flax plant into linen fabric. It was labor intensive and time-consuming, and that is why people had pegs for clothes, not closets. Most people had only two sets of clothes or so.

http://www.flaxscutching.org/

Posted in Clothing and Hats, History - 18th Century

National Geographic and E.O. Wilson

National Geographic interviewed Edward Wilson for his 90th birthday and committed to his Half-Earth Project.

https://www.half-earthproject.org/e-o-wilson-at-90/?fbclid=IwAR3dyKW8shrNzkGPCbKgKBSwtTiX5B1eZ7byZ64c3edYNdCDSHslNvOOPrk

In honor of Wilson’s 90th birthday and achievements so far, the National Geographic Society today is launching an ambitious new initiative and suite of grants to discover new species using traditional expeditions, citizen science, and artificial intelligence.

Posted in Environment

The happy, healthy Hunzas

They owe their health and longevity to diet and exercise.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-hunza-valley-the-original-shangri-la-2224049

Posted in Environment

Balloons Blow

https://balloonsblow.org/

Posted in Environment

Eutzly Miscellany

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Originally posted on Eutzly the Goat:
? Eutzly died one month ago today. I herewith offer a photo miscellany in his memory. ?

Gallery

“KeysWeekly” Report

https://keysweekly.com/42/climate-crisis-4-ways-to-promote-biodiversity-in-the-keys/?fbclid=IwAR0rzbU252Cg-JE0FYpb_gqSxPbI5Nm8UruLANdiV3bzHcUAVGevWS7O2o8

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No Plastic With Lunch

Yesterday I met a friend for lunch at Panera, and I took my own glass for water. When I ordered food I said I wanted no drink because if I had said water she would have given me a plastic cup. I filled my glass with water — no plastic holding my water, no nasty chemicals from artificial drinks, and no plastic to dispose.

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