Snow Rollers

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19 Jan

Snow Rollers

A rare phenomenon on at the Chubb Farm from the recent wind... snow rollers. From Wikipedia: The following conditions are needed for snow rollers to form: The ground must be covered by a layer of ice to which snow will not stick. The layer of ice must be covered by wet, loose snow with a temperature near the melting point of ice. The wind must be strong enough to...

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15 Jan

Flax Backed by Health Canada

Flax, a crop touted for its health benefits, has now been backed by Health Canada. After more than a decade of stringent testing flax has been proven to significantly reduce cholesterol, and Health Canada accepts this claim. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/label-etiquet/claims-reclam/assess-evalu/flaxseed-graines-de-lin-eng.php   (See also: Brown Flax, Golden Flax)