Cats are generally fairly placid pets, easy going, affectionate, entertaining and simple to care for. However, there are some things that you may do (or not do) that can really tick them off. Some things just really don’t make your cat very happy, and it is likely that you want to avoid these things with your feline companion.
Dogs usually love belly rubs. Cats, well, not so much. Your cat is a hunter, a predator, and exposing his sensitive underbelly goes completely against his protective nature. His belly is where he is least protected. So, if you are attempting to rub your kitty’s belly, you are likely to get a strong reaction, on that involves paws and claws. It is complete instinct for your cat, so don’t be offended.
Riding in vehicles
First of all, most cats get motion sick very easily according to Livescience, so car rides are unlikely to be a favorite for your feline companion. Plus, with their love of routine and consistency, the car ride is a huge change and not likely to make the cat happy at all.
Gardeners have been using Epsom salts as a plant fertilizer for generations, but is there any evidence there’s a real benefit to the plants? There is little research to prove conclusively that Epsom salts have any effect on plants, but many seasoned gardeners cite their own gardens as proof that Epsom salts help certain plants grow stronger and produce better.
What are Epsom Salts?
Epsom salts are a naturally occurring mineral. They were first discovered in Epsom, England, where they got their name. You can find cartons of Epsom salt in drug stores and groceries, either in the laxative aisle or the sore muscle section.
What are Epsom Salts Supposed to do for Plants?
Epsom salts contain hydrated magnesium sulfate, two elements crucial to plant growth.
Sulfur (13%) is crucial to the inner workings of plants, but it is almost never lacking in the soil, thanks in part to synthetic fertilizers and acid rain.
Magnesium (10%) can become scarce in soil, usually because of erosion or depletion of the top soil or a pH imbalance. Some plants, like lettuce and spinach, don’t mind going without magnesium. Others may exhibit symptoms like leaf curing, stunted growth, that could be attributed to more than one cause. Magnesium deficiency has even been blamed as a cause for bitter tomatoes. In general, magnesium plays a role in strengthening the plant cell walls, allowing the plant to take in the nutrients it needs. It also aids in seed germination, photosynthesis and in the formation of fruits and seeds.
Do Epsom Salts Really Help Plants Grow Better?
Researchers have never been terribly impressed with the effects of Epsom salts on plants and some think it is wrong to continue encouraging it. Gardeners are a different story and the use of Epsom salts is a gardening tip passed down for generations. While many gardeners simply toss in a handful of Epsom salts at planting time, it really is wiser to test your soil first. Epsom salts are not going to cure an extreme magnesium deficiency and are generally considered more effective in acid soils, where magnesium is not easily accessed by plants. Three garden plants for which Epsom salts are most often recommended are: Tomatoes, Peppers and Roses.
Epsom Salt for Roses
Rose growers, in particular, are strong advocates for using Epsom salts. They claim it not only makes the foliage greener and more lush, it produces more canes and more roses. The recommendation for applying to existing rose bushes, is to either mix ½ cup of Epsom salts into the soil around the rose bush and water well or dissolve ½ cup of the salts in water and use to water the rose bush. Do this in the spring, just as the bids are beginning to open.
For ongoing rose care, mix 1 tbsp of Epsom salts per gallon of water and apply as a foliar spray. You may need several gallons of water for larger rose bushes and climbers.
A word of caution: Epsom salts sprayed on leaves can cause leaf scorch. Do not over use and do not spray on hot, sunny days.
Epsom Salts for Tomatoes and Peppers
Tomatoes and peppers may show signs of magnesium deficiency late in the season, when their leaves begin to yellow between the leaf veins and fruit production decreases. Whether you will get more and/or larger fruits will depend on many things besides applying Epsom salts, but using them before the plants start to decline, does seem to have some benefit.
Either mix in 1 tbsp of Epsom salts into the soil at the bottom of the planting hole when setting out transplants or mix the 1 tbsp in a gallon of water and water the seedling.
Follow-up with a foliar spray of 1 tbsp per gallon of water when the plants start to flower and again when the young fruits start to form. Try it on a few plants and see if you can tell the difference as the season goes along.
This is a home gardening remedy and there are as many formulas for application as there are home gardens. Some gardeners only add Epsom salts at planting time. Others like to water or foliar feed with Epsom salts every other week. In this case I’d recommend a more dilute solution, mixing only 1 tsp of salts per gallon of water, because it is not known for sure whether excess salts will build up in the soil or run off into the water supply. And some gardeners simply use the Epsom salts when they remember.
Brenda Larson is Horticulture Agent for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County
Police officer ‘dragged into the woods to be killed by three men’ saved when his K-9 chases after him and sends the attackers running
A police officer who was dragged into the woods by three attackers was saved thanks to his trusty dog.
Deputy Todd Frazier of Long Beach, Mississippi, a K-9 officer, pulled over last Monday night to check on a car when he noticed that the man in the front seat appeared to be passed out and the lights were off.
That is when two men appeared nearby and distracted him as the driver got out and ambushed him. All three men dragged Frazier into the nearby woods.
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‘They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,’ Chief Deputy Don Bass said according to The Clarion-Ledger.
He said the men then planned on dumping the body after killing him.
When asked if the incident might have something to do with recent gangs stating they would attack any police officers they encountered on sight, Bass said: ‘At this point in time I don’t care.’
Regardless of their motivation, the men were quickly foiled when Frazier managed to unlock the back doors of his squad car using a pop mechanism that he activated on his key chain.
That sent Lucas, Frazier’s police dog, running after his owner and the men.
The dog bit at least one of the attackers before they ran off, jumping into the Town Car Frazier first stopped to inspect and speeding away from the scene.
Frazier suffered a two-and-a-half-inch cut to his forehead from what a doctor believes was a box cutter and multiple other bodily injuries.
He was taken to a local hospital and released.
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Bass later conceded the incident may have to do with gangs in the area.
‘We’ve been stressing this for months and months now. It’s no different from last week. We get a BOLO (be-on-the-lookout) from the state alerting us that the Black Gangster Disciples have put out an SOS, or Shoot on Sight, for police officers,’ he said.
‘For a couple of months we’ve been preaching safety because we knew our location between New Orleans and on the I-10 corridor… it’s going to happen here.’
The body is like a machine that needs regular attention and care through a healthy diet, regular workouts and prompt sleep. Absence of any of them in your day-to-day regimen can trigger serious health dangers and can affect your way of life. Today’s modern-day life has lots of stressful schedules, tension, overwork and absence of balance. All these things avoid us from keeping an ideal balance in between our health and our professional dedications. Aerial yoga captures all eyes and offers you an edge over standard ways of keeping healthy and fit when it comes to leading a healthy way of life through workouts.
Aerial Yoga = Standard yoga + Aerial balancing’s.
Aerial yoga is a fresh and new technique to practicing and working out yoga that lets you feel much better, look much better and move much better with a newly established self-confidence. Mentioned-below are some advantages of utilizing the new form of the yoga. These consist of:
– Boost your upper body and core strength.
– Boost your body awareness.
– Easy exercises without doing effort.
– Enhancement in physical structure.
– Make you feel self-esteemed and positive.
Anti-gravity or aerial yoga is a new form of yoga that makes you devoid of dull and tedious workout regimens. It includes carrying out a series of workouts with an ideal mix of yoga, dance, pilates, exercises and aerial balancings. This form of yoga is performed in order to attain a total-body exercise with the aid of a hammock-like device that stays above 2-3 feet off the ground.
Remarkably, this yoga is quite different from your regular yoga. It is absolutely nothing however a yoga hammock that produces a real distinction in between your regular yoga and this form. In anti-gravity yoga, hammock imitates a swing or soft trapeze and permits people more versatility and simple motion. With it, users can much better understand their body. With it, you can accomplish all yoga positions in the air. On the contrary, the conventional form of yoga is worked out to soothe our nerve system through stretches and deep breathing.
This form of yoga is extensively getting and spreading out appeal in all parts of the world. Now, many new fitness centres are being opened that let you increase your physical along with psychological versatility with aerial yoga trainers and trainings. These programs have been created in a manner so that created to trainees can quickly attain sophisticated standard Yoga postures. Even, you can take aid from real-time video an aerial yoga class.
The practice of yoga includes extending the body and forming different presents, while keeping breathing regulated and sluggish. One can stay content practicing basic yoga postures, breathing workouts and meditation methods after learning them from a certified instructor and take pleasure in whatever good that might come out of them. The breathing strategies, which are main to yoga, are called pranayamas. This practice of a combination of meditation, presents, and breathing strategies will assist you accomplish deep relaxation and mindfulness. The true objective of yoga, which includes not just physical postures, however likewise shouting (if you desire), breathing and meditation, is to obtain knowledge.