Occasionally in his research Wishbone comes across an article that really really upsets him, for example, an article titled 'Balls Are Not Always a Safe Toy For Your Dog' pretty much put him out of commission for days. Never ever joke about taking his toys away, especially balls.
Balls ARE safe for dogs with some simple safety practices. The reason some people and trainers recommend against tennis balls is because dogs have strong jaws that are capable of compressing a tennis ball and if a compressed ball pops open in the back of the throat, it can cut off a dog's air supply. It can happen. It has happened. Do not allow your dog to use them as a chew toy unsupervised. Use common sense and some simple safety precautions and you and your dog can play all day long if you want to!
Have only one ball in play at a time to minimize the risk that your dog will pick up more than one and get the furthermost ball lodged back in the throat.
Rubber balls, if not big enough, can get slimy when wet and lodge in the back of the dog's throat or jaws.
Balls with holes in them can catch their tongues if the holes are too big.
Balls with slippery outer coatings such as racquet balls or golf balls can be an especially potent choking hazard.
Golf balls poise an additional danger because the liquid inside is often toxic; your dog can become very sick if he or she manages to pierce the outer coating with her teeth.
Soccer balls are great, but if your dog rips the outer layer off, inside is a wad of string that if swallowed can be fatal. Use caution with any toy a dog is playing with. Always supervise, don't leave them alone with toys.
|Monday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
Did you know that trees that are properly pruned live longer and retain a pleasing, natural appearance? That's exactly why Jim contacted Davey Tree and had them do a bit of pruning on the trees at his house. Not only will your trees live longer and look nice but pruning also encourages air circulation which reduces disease incidence and the possibility of damage from high winds. Possibility of high winds? Seems like that's a daily occurance lately! Tree trimming removes unhealthy or dangerous limbs that can easily fail in severe weather. With the unpredictable weather we've been having in Western New York lately it's a good idea to have Davey Tree trim the trees in your yard!!
Not only is tree trimming important for the reasons we've already mentioned but it's also an amazing thing to see! Take a look at the pictures of DAVEY TREE trimming the trees at Jim's house. (You can click on any picture to enlarge it for a better look!)
If you had a problems this past winter with maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home due to an
insulation problem then don't wait until next winter, call Jag Construction and put that task behind you.
The Jag Construction team will not only diagnose insulation problems but they can correct them using
cutting edge technology.
Not sure that insulation is the problem? R-49 is the current requirement in NYS for attic insulation.
Fiberglass, when at its peak performance, only has an R-value of R-2.5 per inch. What? Right, don't feel
like you are alone in trying to figure it all out. Give Jag Construciton a call and let them do what they do...
figure out the problem and then fix the problem.
While insulation is their specialty, they have the ability to perform their own energy audits. Michael Jagodzinski,
President of JAG Construction, is certified as an Energy Audit Thermographer by the Infrared Training Center.
Maybe this is the best way to start...They Offer Free or Reduced Cost Home Energy Assessments!
Give them a call!
CHECK OUT A.C.E.S. LATEST NEWS ABOUT A NEW SHOWROOM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER IN THE VILLAGE OF HONEOYE FALLS, NY
ACES-Energy has purchased a building in the great village of Honeoye Falls (Mendon), NY. They plan to be a leader in the industry and offer a location where potential customers can come and meet with the staff. This building will be an educational center with live demonstrations of their products, including but not limited to geothermal heating and cooling, solar electric and solar hot water.
"We want to offer a unique educational experience with working equipment exactly how it would be installed in our customers homes. By investing in infrastructure and a showroom like this, we want to show our customers that renewable energy and ACES is here to stay! In addition, we have expanded to offer many additional residential and light commercial services in the the Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Victor, Lima and 45 minute surrounding area" said ACES-Energy President AJ Heiligman.
WOW!! But wait...there's more...
A.C.E.S has partnered with SunnKing and will offer electronic recycling on site. You can simply bring your old electronics and they will recycle them for you!
The address is 7288 Rush Lima Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
|A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named 'Amal.' The other goes to a family in Spain, they name him Juan'. Years later; Juan sends a picture of himself to his mum. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wished she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds, ''But they are twins. If you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal.''|
|Eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all!!|
|BUY ORGANIC||LOWEST IN PESTICIDE|
|Sweet bell peppers||Pineapples|
|Nectarines - imported||Sweet peas|
|Cucumbers||Cantaloupe - domestic|
Vekton Corp. is enclosing Jim's front porch into a workout room! His front porch doesn't get used much. So what to do? Make it work!
Vekton is taking down the railings and putting up walls and windows! It will still be open & airy with windows all around! Now it'll get year round use!
The project is just beginning and we'll post pics of the progress.
Here's the beginning, but don't blink--it's developing very quickly!
|THIS IS TOO
FOR A WORKOUT ROOM!!
April Holidays are few and far between, don't pack your suitcases or call the airline agency this month because April is void of paid holidays. Still, there are a couple of holidays worth mentioning, the two known holidays (since we don't really want to dwell on holidays like National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day which is April 2nd or April 11th which is Barbershop Quartet Day) are April Fool's Day and Earth Day. One might argue that Earth Day was created because of Fools but these two days are technically unassociated.
The origin of April Fool's Day has never be factually established but there are theories. The most widely accepted theory (Nothing factually established to validate that claim either) is that in the 1500's New Years Day was celebrated on April 1st according to the Julian calendar but when the switch was made to the Gregorian calendar New Years Day was moved to January 1st. Here's the April Fool's part... some forgot and celebrated New Years Day on April 1st...which apparently made them fools...there's more... subsequently people began dropping in on neighbors on April 1st to trick them into thinking it was New Years Day...(which ones were the fools?) and thus began the tradition of trying to trick people on April 1st. Fact or Fiction? No one knows.
Earth Day does have factual origins, it was founded by Gaylord Nelson a (then) U.S. Senator. In 1969, at the time of the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, Nelson was inspired by the grassroots protests and decided that was the way to force the environmental issue into a political agenda. He announced that in 1970 there would be a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment and invited everyone to participate, and twenty million people did, along with schools, communities and organizations, and Earth Day was created.
So here's the thing, you have no days off this month so you might as well pick a holiday to participate in or April will seem much longer than it's thirty days. Which will it be? Visit your neighbors and try to convince them it's New Years Day or do something to participate in or bring awareness to Earth Day?
Are you asking how? What? What can YOU do for Earth Day? Fortunately we have WISHBONE A.K.A. GREEN DOG who is full of advice (among other things).
| Container trees can be stored for a brief period of time after purchase as long as the soil in the container is kept moist and the tree stored in a shady spot.
Trees should be transplanted no deeper than the soil in which they were originally grown.
The width of the hole should be at least 3 times the diameter of the root ball or container.
When digging the hole raise the center of the bottom slightly higher than the surrounding area to allow water to disperse.
Balled and burlapped should always be lifted by the ball, never by the trunk.
For Bare-Rooted Trees make sure that the roots are kept moist between purchase and planting and prune any broken or damaged roots.
Let's talk Metal Roofing. Actually let's let Ryan Morse talk Metal Roofing since he is Rochester’s Pro Nailer and the owner of The Metal Roof Outlet (and if you've been paying any attention at all to our articles you already know we think The Metal Roof Outlet is THE ONLY place to go for metal roofing).
While this letter can be found on themetalroofoutlet.com we wanted to bring it to your attention by including it in this newsletter. The Metal Roof Outlet website is full of great information and links. This letter is just one of the many many educational and informative articles, and as we all know, an informed shopper is a wise shopper.
|The Benefits Of Metal Roofing By Ryan Morse
To begin the discussion of the benefits of metal roofing we will visit the topic of cleanliness. In many cases a metal roof installation does not require a tear-off. A vertical panel roof system using purlins can be installed over multiple layers of existing asphalt roofing. A purlin is simply a horizontal member in a roof. This creates a rigid grid to which the metal roof is attached. The result is a quick, clean job with out the dust, debris or damage that is left behind from a traditional tear-off project. The purlin systems plays a big part in one of the greatest advantages of metal roofing - $$ ENERGY SAVINGS!! $$.
The air space between your existing roof and your new metal roof creates an added layer of insulation. This air space acts as a blanket to help keep your home warm in the winter. In the summer months this added space helps keeps the heat from the sun from directly transferring into your home. Metal roofs also result in less heat transfer in the summer months due to their smooth surface and the reflective properties of the paint coatings. It is a common misconception that metal roofs are hotter than traditional asphalt shingles. The fine granules of an asphalt roof absorb the suns energy and because the shingles are directly fastened to the roof deck, heat transfer directly into the home. If you are considering energy savings, metal roofing is the favorable option. Manufacturer’s studies show an average energy savings of 30-40% annually. This translates to thousands of dollars of the life of your roof. The cost of a metal roof is more up front due to the price of the materials used. However, in the long run, the energy savings alone make metal roofing the less expensive option. Metal roofing is often termed "Investment Grade." The Metal Roof outlet gives you a roof that will pay you back monthly.
Durability is another major advantage of metal roofing. There is no other roofing system that is more capable of protecting your home from wind, rain, snow, ice or rot. The Metal Roof Outlet offers products that come with a warranty from the manufacturer up to 50 years, and it is not uncommon to see metal roofing that has been in use successfully for 100 years. I have experienced this first hand replacing roofs of this age. The weather in our area often causes traditional asphalt roofs to show early signs of wear. Although an asphalt roof may have a 30 year warranty, it may develop discoloration, moss or mold early in its life span. Asphalt roofs grow old quickly in our area and look progressively worse year after year. Metal roofs can last 2x, 3x and even 4x longer than traditional asphalt. This long term saving clearly makes metal roofing the equitable option.
If you think you may be selling your home and don’t need a roof that will last so long, consider metal roofing an investment in the home. Much like an addition or a new furnace, a metal roof is considered a long term benefit for the homeowner. Reports show that 85-95% of the cost of a metal roof is recouped when a home transfers ownership. The longevity of the product combined with the energy savings makes metal roofing an attractable asset to a home.
Ryan Morse, Owner, The Metal Roof Outlet
|QUESTION: How do you make seven an even number?
ANSWER: Take the s out!
|QUESTION: What dog can jump higher than a building?
ANSWER: Any dog, buildings can't jump!
JimSalmon.com extends a huge welcome to Harman Hardwood Flooring Company. It is always exciting to add a new company to our list of experienced and reputable service providers. Harman Hardwood Flooring certainly qualifies! Since 1945, the Harman family business has been committed to providing customers in the Rochester area with the very finest quality of hardwood flooring products and services anywhere in the country. Like we said, experienced AND reputable!
Hardwood flooring needs no introduction, everyone knows hardwood flooring is beautiful and enhances any decor, that it's always in style and that it increases the value of your home. We won't spend any time trying to convince you of something you already know, instead we will introduce you to the ONLY hardwood flooring company you need to know about...
Take a few minutes to visit the Harman Hardwood Flooring Co. website, you'll find an incredible amount of helpful information. You'll find many helpful links to take you to different areas of the website such as:
Request a Quote
My Quote List
When you choose Harman Hardwood Flooring Co. for your hardwood floors you will find that they go above and beyond with customer service. They will help you from the conceptual design stage right through to the finished product. They even offer additional services you won't find elsewhere. If you don't have the proper tools don't worry, they have all of the power tools and accessories necessary to install and finish your flooring project. Need recommendations regarding quality installers, contractors, and builders to insure that your hardwood flooring project is handled by the best? They'll recommend those providers for you. Need tips and guidelines on care and maintenance to keep your hardwood floors clean, bright, and beautiful for a lifetime? You won't even need to ask! Harman Hardwood Flooring goes above and beyond!
Harman Hardwood Flooring Co.
29 Hebard St., Rochester, NY
JimSalmon.com is always excited to discover reputable businesses that provide a valuable service or goods and occasionally we get lucky and discover a business that has really good food too!! In March we were thrilled to welcome Susi's Hot Sauce to JimSalmon.com.
The website is currently under construction but you can still visit the home page eatmyheat.com and view the sauces and place an order. Fortunately the web construction is not effecting the production of the product!
Susi's Hot Sauce is available in 10 ounce bottles or 1/2 gallon containers. You can purchase some for yourself and a gift pack of 3 - 5 ounce bottles for someone else! With names like Double Dog Dare, Sweet Heat, and Hot Mess (there are others too) you know you need to try it for yourself.
Here's what Jim has to say about Susi's Hot Sauce...
A couple of nights ago I cooked 4 racks of ribs in my Komodo Joe grill. I used a Susi's hot sauce called Sweet Heat. It was unbelievable, there wasn't a single rib left! Check out Sweet Heat at eatmyheat.com -Jim Salmon
|The Farmer's Wife, Route 63, Pavilion, NY|
|Wilson Beef Farms, Hess Road, Canaseraga, NY|
|The Robbin's Nest Floral & Gifts, 5901 Big Tree Road (Rt 15), Lakeville, NY|
|Lakeshore Hardwoods, 266 Manwaring Road, Pulaski, NY|
|Lakeshore Hardwoods, 191 West Main Street, Victor, NY|
|Nelson Farms Country Store, 3621 US Rte 20, Cazenovia, NY|
|The Locally Made Shop, 58 Main Street, LeRoy, NY|
|Partyka Farms, Route 18, Kendall, NY|
|Schwenk Wine Cellars, Bills Road, Kent, NY|
|1230 Lehigh Station Road|
|Henrietta, NY 14467|
|120 Stonewood Avenue|
|Rochester, NY 14612|
|*Mold Testing||* Attics||* Basements|
|Attics||Fiberlass Insulation||Waterproofing: mold, mildew, musty smell elimination.|
|Basements||Baffles Installed to improve ventilation||Walls repaired, drylocked, floors painted|
|Crawlspaces||Bath fans vented to outside||Exterior grading, drainage, gutter downspouts|
|Household||Mold, Mildew cleaned up, sealed, encapsulated|
|Basement, household moldy,||Basement, household||Cleaned, treated for mold,|
|water damaged walls||garage, attic||drylocked & sealed|
|ceilings removed||crawlspace clean-outs||*Dumpster Service|
|Carpets-old, damaged - removed||dumpster for tear-outs & clean-outs|
Spring Cleaning. Why do we do it? (Or do we?!) Whether we put ourselves through the agonizing but revitalizing ritual of spring cleaning or not we need someone to blame. So who do we blame for this annual practice that we dread, then grudgingly do, then bask in the appreciation of what we've done? Or, to put it another way so as not to leave anyone out...who do we blame for the impending pressure of completing the expected spring cleaning ritual that we know we will not do, say we do not need to do or do not care about, and eventually sing praises that the window of opportunity for spring cleaning has passed with the official first day of summer. Who's to blame?
First let's blame ourselves, partially because we always do anyway but also because there is a simple biology fact that may have something to do with it. During winter we are exposed to less sunlight and as we know, we often feel dreary and dare we say sometimes even lazy. Well, there's a reason: With a lack of exposure to light, the pineal gland produces melatonin - a hormone that produces sleepiness in humans. So, bottom line, we are too tired to clean in the winter! We are in a long melatonin-induced stupor. We can blame ourselves but really it's not our fault, it's the sun's fault, or the earth's fault, or our body's fault. And then, when spring comes and we absorb more sunlight and we produce less melatonin we SEE what our houses look like and with a burst of sunlight induced energy we clean...we spring clean.
OR... According to wikipedia...
Theory 1: the origins of spring cleaning date back to the Iranian Norouz, the Persian new year, which falls on the first day of spring. Iranians continue the practice of "khooneh tekouni" which literally means "shaking the house" just before the new year.
Theory 2: the originas of spring cleaining can be traced to the ancient Jewish practice of thoroughly cleansing the home in anticipation of the spring-time memorial feast of Passover.
Personally we like the Chinese culture and thought as to Spring Cleaning, (wikipedia failed to mention this one but we found it on the TLC website).
The Chinese sweep their floors and clean their homes to rid of bad luck and misfortune that may have accumulated during the previous year. Once the house is a clean slate, the Chinese welcome good fortune by observing a prohibition against sweeping for the few days following the new year in order to prevent sweeping away any good fortune that came with the turn of the year.
Whatever your reason, whatever your practice, whoever you blame...it's spring and we're supposed to clean!
On that note...
|Drain Cleaner||Window Cleaner||Brass Cleaner||Rust Remover|
|Pour a half-cup of baking soda down the sink and add at least a cup of vinegar. Cover the drain and wait a few minutes, then rinse with a mixture of boiling water and salt.||Mix two ounces of vinegar with a quart of water in a spray bottle.||Cut a lemon in half, sprinkle it with salt and rub the lemon on the metal. Buff with a cloth.||Use vinegar to remove rust on nuts and bolts and other mineral deposits such as calcium deposits.|
Let's talk about the future (which is rapidly becoming the present). Which interests you more? Wind? Solar? Or Renewable Energy Products in general? Whether you're educated in any or all of these topics or if you are just beginning the quest for information we highly recommend taking a look at the following website: Rochester Solar Technologies.
Rochester Solar Technologies, a division of O'Connell Electric Co. Inc., is a New York based Solar and Wind Energy Company located in Victor New York with offices in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
The information on the website is astounding, on the home page you will find links to areas within the website including all of these!
About us, solar and wind service areas, health safety and environmental, solar tax credits and incentives, getting started, process information, pricing and incentives, site survey, solar information, solar payback, national solar tour, links, cansolair, renewable energy products, wind information, wind turbines, skystream wind turbine, wind turbine information, be energy smart, energy saving tips, lighting, the bupp, photos and testimonials, environmental news, contact us.
So as you can see, Rochester Solar Technologies is a reputable and experienced company in our own area and there is more than enough information on their website for the previously educated and the ready to learn!!
|How to do it: Lie on your back, feet flat and hip-width apart, arms relaxed, and knees bent. Squeeze your buttocks as you lift your hips, creating a straight line from the knees to the shoulders. Hold for a slow count of two, then lower slowly. Build up to 10 to 12 repetitions.
What it does: This move counteracts the effects of too much chair time, which puts excessive pressure on the spine. It stretches the hip flexors and strengthens the muscles that stabilize the spine, including those of the lower back, the gluteals, and the large, stabilizing abdominal muscles.
Make it harder: Lift one foot off the floor and hold it straight up toward the ceiling, foot flexed, keeping the hips even. This is much more challenging, so start by holding this pose for just a few seconds. Repeat five to eight times, then switch legs.
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Genesee Valley Motors
1695 Interstate Drive
Avon, NY 14414
Dodge: (585) 226-6000
Ford: (585) 226-2600
"You need to avoid the trap of buying a car that is going to last for 3 years but you are going to be financing for 5 in order to get the payment you want. It happens all of the time. I had a customer in the door a few years ago that was the worst case I ever saw. The customer had a vehicle he bought somewhere else one year previous with 90,000 miles on it. He financed it for 5 years. When I met him and his nice young family the vehicle had 108,000 miles on it and a blown engine. He could not afford to replace the engine but he owed so much money on the vehicle that he could not sell it either. He admitted that he was only looking at a payment when he bought it and fell into a big trap. There is nothing I could do to help him.
So what do you do? How about looking at NEW instead? YES it might make sense."
Jim Salmon.com is proud to call Genesee Valley Motors THE OFFICIAL TRUCK DEALER OF THE HOME REPAIR CLINIC. We already know that the advice passed along by Dom Genova is solid sound advice. That's why we want to introduce you to Dom.
"My name is Dom Genova, owner of Genesee Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Genesee Valley Ford in beautiful downtown Avon NY. For those of you who don’t know where Avon is, it’s about 15 minutes by Expressway south of Rochester, NY. I have worked in the car business a long time, seventeen years working on the manufacturing side for Chrysler, and then 18 years so far, owning my own dealerships. My first dealership was my Chrysler Dodge Jeep which I established in 1994 and in 2005; I built my FORD dealership completing a lineup of the best vehicles made in America. If you have any questions about something funny in a car deal, I would be happy to help you, post them and I will reply with a blog which will help others or I will contact you myself."
Read Dom's blog and post your questions here
AND OF COURSE...
Brunch Egg Casserole
Easter is early this year
and we have a delicious
Brunch Egg Casserole Recipe
from Taste of Home
that would be perfect
for Easter morning!
Prep: 10 min.
Bake: 1 hour
Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients:
2 cups unseasoned croutons
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
Place croutons and cheese in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Combine the eggs, milk and seasonings; pour into baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.
1 serving equals: 254 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 176 mg cholesterol, 597 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.
Dry Riesling, Stone Bottom Cayuga White, Lake Breeze White, Gewurztraminer, Lighthouse Red...what's your preference?
These, and SO MANY other wines can be found at our favorite winery, Schwenk Winery, which just happens to be conveniently located about halfway between Rochester and Buffalo near the shores of Lake Ontario in Western New York.
1456 Bills Road *** Kent, New York *** (585) 682-4629.
To visit in person Monday through Wednesday call ahead for an appointment, otherwise, plan a trip to Schwenk Winery any:
Thursday or Friday between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Saturday between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Trust us...you'll be very glad you did!!
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