Oh the changes that have happened on the farm over the years: two 20 concrete stave silos were built, a double four herringbone parlor replaced the stanchion barn, and a free stall barn was built. These are now all relics from the past and integrated into warehouse space supporting our farm supply store which we started in 1983. Additional land was cleared for more cropland, the house was remodeled and a full upstairs was added, trees were planted, new fences built, the dairy gave way to beef cattle and lots and lots of love and energy went into making the farm a beloved homestead..
One issue that continually does get the attention it deserves is breast cancer. The breast cancer statistics are alarming, and almost everyone you know has a sister or mother who has suffered from this deadly disease. If caught early enough, it does not have to be deadly.
Vitale, Theodora’s Procession ( note silk garments, especially at left by visible sheen)The actual event of 552 563 CE is not easily reconstructed. Since true raw silk is produced only by the silkworm (Bombyx mori) who consume vast amounts of mulberry leaves, Procopius (Wars. Then acting on an imperial mission, the monks returned to China probably by the northern route along the Black Sea, Transcaucasus and Caspian Sea using Tashkent of Turfan to bypass Persia and smuggled back silkworm eggs or probably very young larvae.
The test I remember best was climbing a very high mast terrifying for someone like me with no head for heights. There were safety nets supported by a number of thick concrete posts but if any unfortunate faller happened to land on a post he would not be in good shape! I felt and still feel that this test was more suitable for the navy in Napoleonic times. During this course, and indeed all the courses we had to pass before gaining a commission, several candidates failed and had to return to sea duties, retaining the rank of Ordinary Seaman.
In Gulf Shores, Alabama, webcams showed beaches starting to fill up as the storm track shifted slightly east away from the region, but red flags on the beach warned beachgoers to stay out of the rough water. Grant Brown, the city public information officer, said they had already finished a number of preparations such as clearing culverts to prepare for big rains but Sunday had turned into a nice day. Conditions expected to worsen overnight, officials are encouraging people planning to check out Monday to give themselves extra time..