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The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA released the updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map earlier this week.  The map reflects a progressive warming trend.

Looks like we moved from zone 5b to 6a. Be sure to check the map and see what zone you are in now.

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Are you prepared for SHTF?

Are you prepared for SHTF?

What is SHTF do you ask?

It means "sh!t hits the fan" or an economic collapse. Many say 2012 will only get worse. So my friend, are you prepared?

I'm not prepared. I'm not a total fanatic about it, but I do think about it and have a few things stockpiled, but don't consider myself "prepared".

Anyway, I was searching for a video and ran across this one I wanted to share.

Do you consider yourself "prepared"? Do you have ANYTHING stockpiled in case of some sort of disaster whether it be personal or on a larger scale?

I wanna hear your thoughts.

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Today is National Peanut Butter Day

Today is National Peanut Butter Day!

Did you know it takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter?

My family loves peanut butter as much as chocolate. When the two are paired together I know it will be a treat they will love. Americans were first introduced to the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in 1928 and is the favorite candy bar in this house.

Their favorite home-made treat is Chocolate Peanut Butter Fingers.

They are quick, easy to make and don't last long around here.

What is your favorite peanut butter recipe?

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Today is National Pie Day

Today is National Pie Day. The "holiday" is promoted by The American Pie Council who is the only organization committed to maintaining America's pie heritage and encourages Americans to hold pie parties at home/work or to benefit a favorite charity.

I've been wanting to make some jar pies.

Or maybe you would prefer to make some pie pops?

Sounds like a good excuse to endulge in pie today, even if you buy a pie.

For some more fun pie ideas check out Handheld Pies: Dozens of Pint-Size Sweets and Savories.

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