Seven Sisters Treasures #73 {mini version}

May 6th, 2011 by farmgirls

Seven Sisters Treasures
 

 {pictures from when we went camping a week ago}

 

Quote of the Week

 “I’m no longer trying to be right, I choose to be happy.”

~Ric Elias

  

Videos of the Week

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV3SWjrt2rE[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYdDRTRaWr8[/youtube]

 

Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed. 

 

Farmgirl Favorites

 

Indiana Trivia

a few fun facts we recently learned ;)

Indiana is the smallest state west of the Appalachian mountains

The Wabash river (which runs through Indiana) is the longest free flowing river east of the Mississsippi.

Indianapolis is the second largest state capital.

As some of you know, Indiana grudgingly went to Daylight Savings time a few years ago.  Not many Hoosiers we know like it :D  We were interested in this little part about daylight savings in Indiana on Wikipedia:

Indiana is one of thirteen U.S. states that is divided into more than one time zone. Indiana’s time zones have fluctuated over the past century. At present most of the state observes Eastern Time; six counties near Chicago and six near Evansville observe Central Time. Debate continues on the matter. (see how messed up we are?!)

Before 2006 (those were the good days), most of Indiana did not observe daylight saving time (DST). Some counties within this area, particularly Floyd, Clark, and Harrison counties near Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio and Dearborn counties near Cincinnati, Ohio, unofficially observed DST by local custom. Since April 2006 the entire state observes DST. Although DST is supposed to save energy, a 2008 study of billing data before and after the change in 2006 concluded that residential electricity consumption had increased by 1% to 4%, primarily due to extra afternoon cooling and increased the state’s electrical bill by approximately $1,000,000 dollars annually.

So can we just go back to Eastern Standard?  Pretty please?!

 

 

This is a shortened version of Seven Sisters Treasures since we have been really busy ;)

To give you something else to take a look at, visit:

Good Friday Finds at Barefootdays

and

Surfing Saturday at Gluten Free Homemaker

  

Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is a {almost} weekly post where we share some of our favorite things. Hope you enjoy! ~the Farmgirls

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Esther Says:

    I didn’t know most of those things about Indiana. Guess I should review my Indiana facts :)

    Prayers,
    Esther

    P.S. Thanks for linking to me :)

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  2. kate Says:

    that collage is fantastic! (: I really like the fire/hot dog picture.
    Oh, Anna-I picked up my photography book today (the one you brought to our house), it’s really neat! He has tons of really neat ideas doesn’t he? (:

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    Seven Sisters Reply:

    Yes he does =)

    I really like the book too!

    anna

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  3. Rachel Croswhite Says:

    I like your camping pictures!!

    Cute…a mini version of your Treasure…But I do think I like your longer ones best :)

    I am in Ohio :D

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