The water situation is getting critical for many plants that have no irrigation.
Plants, especially trees or large shrubs that were planted last year, have not had time to grow an extensive root system to maintain a good size top and this drought is definitely taking its toll. Sprinkler systems may not get the water down to the roots.
Question: According to his physical education teacher (kindergarten), our son has recently started refusing to participate in class. He sits off to the side and pouts. She said he won’t tell her what the problem is.
This is a very active child who comes home and plays outside with other kids most of the afternoon. We tried to talk to him about it but like the teacher, got nowhere. What should we do?
Answer: If your son has no difficulty making friends and enjoys being active, then the first thing to do is play Sherlock Holmes to see if you can discover any clues that might explain this mystery.
I covered the Republican National Convention in August 1988, the year the Grand Old Party met in the Superdome. There’s still confetti in the bottom of one of my camera bags from the downpour of colored paper let loose from giant nets attached to the ceiling of the dome.
I’ve never been particularly outdoorsy, but I did grow up with uncles, grandpas and other relatives for whom hunting was nearly a religious experience.
So, if hunting is something you’re into, I can understand how not being able to do it anymore would be traumatic. That’s why I think it’s great that the Louisiana Hunters for Heroes group has formed to help wounded soldiers get back out to the woods.