Friday, May 1, 2009

Outdoorsy Carnival May, 2009

Welcome to the May 1, 2009 edition of an outdoorsy carnival.

Aquatic Life

wallowater presents A Kayak for Spring Training. | posted at WalloWater, saying, "Kayaking is popular amongst fishermen, divers and adventure sports enthusiasts due to the range and adaptability of the kayak. In fact, the sport of kayaking is growing in popularity so much that the price of kayaks has risen dramatically in recent years."

goo presents We are not alone posted at

Liz Wright presents Greetings from Half Moon Bay, CA posted at Travelogged.

bricabrac presents 5 Steps To a Perfect Koi Pond posted at 5 Steps to a Perfect koi Pond, saying, "Your perfect Koi pond starts with the actual pond itself. You have to create a pond that will not only be pleasing to the eye, but will also adequately sustain Koi. Proper placement, size and pond type is essential when building your pond."

Advice Column

Gregory E. Rouse presents Winter Shelter Criteria posted at Wilderness-Survival-Skills Blog.

Mike Lawson presents Raising Turkeys for Fun and Profit: Basic Facts and Terminology posted at The Chicken Coop.

GrrlScientist presents HR 669: The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "This is my assessment and opinion about HR 669, The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act. In short, HR 669 is an great idea -- in principle, but it is not the bill that this nation wants to enact to stem the tide of economic, environmental, habitat, species and human health damages caused by invasive exotic species."

bricabrac presents My Organic Food Garden Guide posted at My Organic Food Garden Guide, saying, "Want to eat healthy? Want to get away from the toxins and chemicals found in supermarket food? Want to experience the natural full flavor of the food you eat?"

Green Thumb

GrrlScientist presents Let's Give Three Bronx Cheers for Bumblebees! posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "This essay, filled with pictures and valuable reference books, discusses the natural history and economic importance of Bombus species -- the Bumblebees -- and what you can do to help keep them happily living in your garden."

Mikkal Travvis presents How To Start An Organic Garden posted at Organic Health.

Clair Schwan presents Vegetable Gardening Tips for Success posted at Frugal Living Freedom, saying, "Here is a good healthy mix of vegetable gardening tips that come from my practical experience gardening outdoors and inside greenhouses. Enjoy and have a productive vegetable garden this year."

bricabrac presents History of Garden Gnomes posted at History of Garden Gnomes, saying, "The first garden gnomes were made in Gr"

ChristineMM presents How to Make a $10 Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by ChristineMM posted at The Thinking Mother, saying, "ChristineMM of The Thinking Mother shares a photo tutorial about building a raised garden bed for $10 for back yard, square foot/high density gardening."

goo presents Raised Beds, Raised Hopes posted at

Bobbie Whitehead presents Planting Garden Beets posted at Bobbie Whitehead.

Gregory E. Rouse presents How to Build a Raised Garden Bed posted at Raised-Bed-Gardening Blog.

Fiona Slattery Lohrenz presents Begin Organic Gardening With Me! From Scratch! posted at DIY Organic Garden.

In the Woods

Elizabeth Enslin presents Packing | Yips and Howls posted at Yips and Howls, saying, "Here's a humorous poem about lost backpacking gear. I'm not sure of the category. If you wish to post the link, please feel free to categorize as you see fit. Thanks."***You did fine, thanks for participating!

Sue Freeman presents We Love Our Packa Jacket/Packcovers; New York Outdoors Blog posted at New York Outdoors Blog, saying, "Backpacking gear review."

A Keeper's Jackpot presents Easter Fire Tower Hike posted at A Keeper's Jackpot.

Marjorie Morgan presents A cross country skiing 'adventure' posted at GO! Girls Outdoors Travel Blog, saying, "An account of a cross country skiing adventure in Ontario, Canada as part of a travel blog for my website, GO! Girls Outdoors (a resource for women involved in outdoor activities and working in the outdoor industry)."

bricabrac presents Good and Bad Gnomes posted at Good and Bad Gnomes, saying, "A gnome is a dwarflike fairy in Norse mythology and folklore. There are both good ones, called light gnomes and bad ones called black gnomes."

GrrlScientist presents Human Eyes Speak Volumes to Birds posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Those of you who plan to go picnicking this spring, keep this story in mind: Those of you who go birding will know what I am talking about when I say that birds are so capable of reading human body language that they know when we are looking at them, which frequently causes them to hide from our gaze. However, this capacity has never before been scientifically studied in birds, until now, that is. A newly published paper has found that Eurasian jackdaws, a member of the crow family, are so socially sophisticated that they are better at interpreting human eye gaze and body language than are dogs or even our closest relatives, chimpanzees."

Eric Keith presents Farm and Field Survivalist: camping and living outdoors posted at Farm and Field Survivalist, saying, "Hunting, gathering, and farming for fun, food, and profit."

Gregory E. Rouse presents Barclay Lake-Mount Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest posted at Wilderness-Trails Blog, saying, "A great hiking trail."

Open Air

Laura Yeager presents So here's the deal posted at Summer 2009 American Adventure, saying, "I will be traveling the US this summer and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Check out the site and tell me where I should go!"

bricabrac presents Choosing Plants for Your Koi Water Garden posted at Choosing Plants for Your Koi water Garden, saying, "So you finally finished your water garden construction. You have finally come to the fun part of creating your water garden: picking the flowers and plants that will make your water garden a beautiful oasis."

Ralph Sparkson presents Why I Love My Dog posted at Best Funny Dog Pictures, saying, "We got another dog about two years ago. It had been over ten years since our last dog, who died just before our daughter was born. With our new dog, we were lucky because our daughter has a small neighborhood business of caring for pets and that is how we found the dog we now love so much."

Gregory E. Rouse presents Survival Tips - The Rule of 3's posted at Wilderness-Survival-Skills Blog. presents Trip to Tawang: Part 4: Darjeeling posted at

Liz Wright presents Rainmaker: The Originial Hanging Bridges Tour in Costa Rica posted at Travelogged.

goo presents Counting Nature and Fedging the Issue posted at

DownTheTrail presents Monument Valley - The Forrest Gump Road, The Wildcat Trail, and Valley Drive | Utah posted at Down The Trail.

Our Red House presents The Beach in Autumn posted at Our Red House.

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1 comment:

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

Thanks for the get well wishes!