Sunday, June 29, 2014

Rest in Peace Russ Nobbs of Rings and Things June 27, 2014

Russ Nobbs, of Rings and Things, passed away, after years of service to Spokane, though Second City, recycling, river keeping, and other ways to make our city and area a wonderful place to live.

"Russ Nobbs, a college dropout with a passion for the environment who built a multimillion-dollar jewelry business in Spokane, died Friday. He was 70."

From a Jan. 09, 1995 article in the Spokesman Review.

Russ Nobbs Once A Countercultural Icon, Owner Of Rings & Things Makes An Unlikely Capitalist

Rachel Konrad Staff writer

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Strawberry Seems Strange Fruit on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Strawberries and summer go hand in hand. Yet, for at least one home-grown strawberry, purchased at a local store, the pretty heart-shaped strawberry never developed.



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wolves and Humans Getting Along by Kevin Bastarache

"I was shooting from my car. Both Alphas walked within 5 feet from the car and the Big Black one was in front of my bumper...We just have to keep up the hard work, and they are VERY important for the ecosystem."
Kevin Bastarache Wildlife and Nature Photography
Wolves and Humans Getting Along by Kevin Bastarache

This video shows about seven wolves peacefully trotting past the photographer. Rather than kill these magnificent animals, the relatives of the dogs that keep us company, filming them is a great way to interact. While many states want to allow people to shoot wolves and destroy the wolf families, keeping these animals wild and free not only helps the wolves, but helps us. While many game hunters come to the Pacific Northwest to slaughter wolf packs, it seems more visitors and residents would rather observe the wolves in nature, and help keep the wolves, humans, and farm animals safe.

Wolves and Humans Getting Along by Kevin Bastarache

Meanwhile, the slaughter of animals continues, with Butterball grinding up live baby turkeys.
New secret video reveals horrors at a Butterball factory farm. SHARE this if you think animals deserve better!
Hidden-camera video taken by an undercover investigator with Mercy For Animals at Butterball -- the world's largest producer of turkey meat -- shows...