Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

The phrase “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning” is a traditional weather saying that has been passed down through generations. It is often used as a rhyme to help people remember the association between the color of the sky at different times and the likely weather conditions that may follow.

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The ticks follow white-tailed deer populations, and warmer winters and multiplying deer populations likely allowed the tick to spread through the country.

Ticks are small arachnids known for their blood-feeding behavior, and they belong to the subclass Acari. They are ectoparasites, meaning they feed on the blood of a wide variety of hosts, including mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles. Ticks are important vectors of various diseases, and they are found throughout the world.

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Bassmaster Magazine 500 Issues

The magazine was designed to offer bass anglers unprecedented access to new fishing tips and techniques, written by anglers themselves, without the hard sell from professional writers and editors pushing product.

I have been fishing all my life and fell in love with bass fishing at about ten years old. My Dad made a make-shift bass boat, I later bought a 16′ Alumnicraft bass boat and then a Procraft 1750 with a 150 HP motor. I even belonged to the Stone Mountain Bassmaster Club and won a tournament at Lake Oconee. I always read my Grandpa’s Field and Stream magazine and started subscribing to Bassmaster Magazine probably sometime in the 1980s.

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John Deere Model M

Deere considered producing the model M at the Moline plant but as WWII was ending Deere realized there would be a tremendous jump in the demand of farm equipment. Moline would have to be expanded just to keep up with demand of machinery it already produced. It could not also produce the new model M. Clearly, a new plant was needed.

The John Deere Model M tractor was a two-cylinder row-crop tractor produced by John Deere from 1947 to 1952. My friend Tim’s brother, at 15 years old, bought one used in 1963 from Heard and Vernon Farm Equipment Company in Cumming, Georgia. The M had been in development for several years during World War II prior to its introduction in 1947. The M replaced the H, L, and LA models. Three additional variants; the MT tricycle, MC crawler model, and MI industrial model were also built. The M was the first tractor to be produced at Deere’s new Dubuque, Iowa factory.

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Carroll County Rock Quarry

No Rock Quarry! Well, maybe.

I was driving through Carroll County[1], Georgia the other day and saw this sign. On previous trips, a multitude of houses was displaying “No Rock Quarry” signs. I have finally decided to see just what is going on in this county.

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Chicken Livers

For eating and fishing.

Chicken liver is a popular food ingredient and a rich source of essential nutrients. It is commonly consumed all over the world, and it is considered a delicacy in many cultures. Chicken liver is a good source of protein, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and many other vitamins and minerals.

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Rock Climber Alex Honnold

“one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever”

Alexander Honnold is an American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls. Honnold rose to prominence in June 2017 when he became the first person to free solo El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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Carolina Rig

The Carolina rig is used by casting then dragging the rig across your target area. You will drag by positioning your pole parallel to the surface of the water and use a sweeping motion to move the lure over the structure you are fishing. Don’t jerk the rig, just a nice smooth sweep will work.

The Carolina rig is a fishing rig similar to the Texas rig, but with the sinker weight fixed above the hook instead of sliding down to it. The Carolina rigs help you to cover a larger area in less time. It employs a heavy weight allowing you to make longer casts.

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Birds Set Fires

The ability to control fire is supposed to be one of human beings’ greatest achievements—but we may not be alone, or even trendsetters in our ability to do so.

A new study incorporating traditional Indigenous Australian[1] ecological knowledge describes the largely unknown behavior of so-called ‘Firehawk raptors’ – birds that intentionally spread fire by wielding burning sticks in their talons and beaks.

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Bees Find Land Mines

Bees can be trained to sniff out TNT.

Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined. Now, unlikely heroes may be coming to the rescue to prevent similar tragedies: sugar-craving honeybees.

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