What type of farming challenges did the Pilgrims face?

The Thanksgiving holiday has its roots in ancient harvest festivals. Grateful people came together to celebrate a successful harvest. Before trade networks or long-term food storage, failed crops meant hunger or even starvation, so bountiful harvests were causes of great joy. Americans usually credit the first Thanksgiving in the U.S. to the Plymouth Colony, in … Continue reading What type of farming challenges did the Pilgrims face?

Is there really radon in soil?

As we close up our homes more as chilly weather sets in around the northern US, we also lose access to much of the fresh air we’ve been enjoying all summer and fall. And with this change, comes a risk – but one that can be lessened with proper ventilation. That risk is exposure to … Continue reading Is there really radon in soil?