Illinois flu outbreak is one of worst in the U.S. | Vaccine News Daily

Doctors recommend that the members of the public not go to work if they begin to feel flu symptoms like chills, fever and not feeling well all over. The same goes for students going to school if they are feeling unwell. Leaving home while sick contributes to the widespread nature of the flu.

via Illinois flu outbreak is one of worst in the U.S. | Vaccine News Daily.

Sad that the library was damaged – and I am sure a number of personal things of lots of other people in the homes and businesses…

A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares

My hometown in the Batroun district woke up today to find its municipality building and public library completely flooded because of the overnight rain of the recent blizzard that’s been named “Bride” storm.

The location of the municipality building is over a hole which was known to my town’s older generation for its water retention abilities. But it has since been fixed – or at least that’s what people thought:

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My hometown’s public library which was donated by the late Lebanese University professor Youssef Farhat is also entirely ruined. This is the room you see completely covered by water in the above pictures.

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Free Grazing Frame Plans For Backyard Chickens ::: Coop Thoughts Blog

Allowing your chickens to graze on fresh grass is a good thing — not just for them, but for you as well. The nutrients in green vegetation enhances the quality of their eggs and meat. And since fresh greens can make up about 20-30% of a chicken’s diet, providing them for your chickens can save you on feed costs.

But keeping your chickens supplied with fresh greens can be a challenge. When chickens have plenty of room to roam, they will graze a little off the top, then move on. When forage space is limited, however, as in a small urban or suburban backyard, chickens will continue to graze and scratch in the same spot until the vegetation is torn down to the roots.

An easy solution? Grazing frames! But before we get to that, let’s look at some of the more common ways of greening your chickens in a small space.

via Free Grazing Frame Plans For Backyard Chickens ::: Coop Thoughts Blog.