Sarah Schafer

Canadian Woman Grows Banana Trees in Her Backyard

Canadian Woman Grows Banana Trees in Her Backyard

All plants (like people) have their preferred climate. In the wrong environment, many kinds of greenery would perish. In the case of fruit trees, they won’t even bear fruit. That’s why it’s important to research before investing time, energy, and money into tending to trees that won’t ever bloom.   However, Lucie Hérard decidedly ignored that. Bananas are considered tropical […]

 Sarah Schafer

Storm Francis Reveals an Ancient Underground Forest That Was Hidden for Thousands of Years

Storm Francis Reveals an Ancient Underground Forest That Was Hidden for Thousands of Years

There are not many happy results from dangerous weather. However, this one is downright mesmerizing. As Storm Francis raged across the United Kingdom, the rain and winds revealed a petrified Welsh woodland area. A forest that has been hiding underwater for thousands of years. Its photos are like something out of a fairy tale.  Revealing […]

 Sarah Schafer

Farmers Come Together to Harvest for a Neighbor who Suffered a Heart Attack

Farmers Come Together to Harvest for a Neighbor who Suffered a Heart Attack

Farmers are icons of hard work. They have to be. They have to endure everything nature could throw at them. Infestations to droughts to storms to injuries to broken equipment, and every way possible way things could go wrong seem fixed on trying to cripple the harvest. Farmers are true survivors for living year-to-year to provide sustenance […]

 Sarah Schafer

“Glass Gem” Rainbow Corn Exists and Its Conception is Incredible

“Glass Gem” Rainbow Corn Exists and Its Conception is Incredible

“Glass Gem” corn went viral in 2012 when a photo of the rainbow-colored kernels was posted on Facebook. Imagine the excitement of peeling the husk of a corn of the cob to find the purple, pink, blue, red, and yellow of a kaleidoscope. You may not find rainbow corn at a farmer’s stand by the side […]

 Sarah Schafer

32 Comedy Wildlife Photos That Will Brighten Up Your 2020

32 Comedy Wildlife Photos That Will Brighten Up Your 2020

Nature is an awe-inspiring force, as are the creatures in it. Many photography competitions work to capture these stunning moments and show how magnificent our world really is. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards take another approach. Instead of focusing on how breath-taking, fearsome, or unreal nature is, they find the humanity in it.   The competition […]

 Sarah Schafer

Explore Ruins and Hike Through the Walnut Canyon National Monument

Explore Ruins and Hike Through the Walnut Canyon National Monument

As lockdowns are let up, people are itching to get out of the house and see the world. Of course, it’s imperative to stay safe — the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over. For people setting out on day trips, be aware that, when it comes to crowded spaces, it’s safer to stay outdoors than indoors as […]

 Sarah Schafer

Passenger Planes Become Fire-Fighting Aircrafts to Battle the Californian Wildfires

Passenger Planes Become Fire-Fighting Aircrafts to Battle the Californian Wildfires

Forest and wildfires are becoming more dangerous every year. In 2020 alone, we’ve seen these fires devastate parts of Australia, Ukraine, Serbia, Brazil, and California. The blazes can tear across forests and homes and reduce them to smoldering ash. Putting them out is no easy task.  Firefighters can battle the flames from the ground but […]

 Sarah Schafer

Wild Mouse Goes Through “Rehab” After Eating Cannabis Plant

Wild Mouse Goes Through “Rehab” After Eating Cannabis Plant

Rodents and ‘creepy crawlies’ are always a concern for farmers. The unwanted visitors tend to eat the produce and potentially leave disease behind. Yet a field of cannabis fought back against a little intruder.  In New Brunswick, Canada, where cannabis is legal, a mouse was found among the plants. It was laying on its back, […]

 Sarah Schafer

Self-Sustaining Floating Home Offers a Perfect Getaway

Self-Sustaining Floating Home Offers a Perfect Getaway

In 2015, a new kind of home hit the headlines: a self-sustaining floating house called the Floatwing.   There are few things as relaxing as sitting on a dock or in a boat and listening to the gentle waves around you. So many people love to plan vacations and getaways centered around pools or the beach. Water […]

 Sarah Schafer

How to Make a Stove Out of a Coke Can for Camping and Hiking

How to Make a Stove Out of a Coke Can for Camping and Hiking

When you’re roughing it in the wilderness, it’s always good to have a few tricks up your sleeve. With a few cans of coke, you can create a single-burner stove yourself with these easy steps. Beyond camping, this technique could be very helpful in cases of emergencies or blackouts. You can use this stove indoors […]

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