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How Well Do You Know Your Trees?

  Written and compiled by Fred Jaicks   Does the umbrella in your backyard stand out amongst the nearby trees? Why do you suppose that is? What types of trees do you have back there? If you don’t know, how are you supposed to figure it out? This page has many resources to help you...

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Kites

  Written and compiled by Fred Jaicks. On a windy day, nothing is more fun than flying a kite. Kites are magical toys that have captured the hearts of both young and old. The way a kite works is fairly simple: it is a small aircraft tethered by rope, and the wind’s pressure above and...

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Lightning and Benjamin Franklin

  Written and compiled by Fred Jaicks   Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706. He is best remembered as a founding father of the United States, but that was certainly not Franklin’s only significant accomplishment. In addition to his contributions to American politics, he was also an...

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Medicinal Herbs

  Written and compiled by Fred Jaicks   For centuries, herbs have been used for medicinal purposes. Today, different schools of thought continue to debate the safety and effectiveness of various herbal remedies. Utilizing natural herbs remains a popular method of treating both major...

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MJJSales Fred Jaicks Bio

  Written and compiled by Fred Jaicks   Fred Jaicks has owned MJJ Sales Inc. since 2001, and regularly contributes content to MJJSales.com. When not running his business, Fred writes on various topics, including weather, nature, and woodworking. Backyard Conservation Tips Basic...

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Mt. St. Helens

  Written and compiled by Fred Jaicks. The Sun: Introduction The sun is a star at the center of the solar system around which all local planets orbit. It is made mainly of the gasses hydrogen and helium, with hydrogen taking up about 70% of its mass and helium 28%. A sphere about 864,000...

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