Where To Pick? U-Pick Farms Long Island

Where To Pick? U-Pick Farms Long Island

Fall is here and that only means one thing, fresh fall produce! If you love fresh fruit’s and vegetables, check out one of Long Island’s many “U-Pick” farms on the east end! With a wide variety of choices ranging from apples, tomatoes, eggplants and pumpkins to fresh pies, cider, donuts and homemade jams, you and your family are sure to find something you all love!

Lewin’s farm on Sound Avenue is Calverton offers many fun, family activities along with their “U-Pick” farm experience. The whole family can enjoy corn mazes, hay rides and much more.

Even if you don’t feel like picking your own produce, Lewin’s offers a huge farms tand of already picked fresh produce right at your finger tips.

While there, make sure to take a drive down Sound Avenue and see what other farms and stands can offer you.

It’s fall fun for the whole family, don’t miss out on this year’s picking season.

Lewin Farm
812 Sound Avenue
Calverton, NY 11933
Phone: 631-929-4327

Written by: Amanda Haase

Tip to Preventing and Treating Mold

Tip to Preventing and Treating Mold

Mold is part of the natural environment. Mold that grow outdoors play a huge part in nature’s break down of dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, however, indoor mold growth should be avoided at all causes. Here are some tips on treating and preventing mold.

How to treat and get rid of mold:
• Dry it up – Mold and mildew thrive in wet environments. Get a dehumidifier to evaporate all damp areas in your home, also, fix any leaks.
• Purify the air – Invest in an air purifier to cleanse the air after removing all the mold to avoid an allergic reaction.
• If you have very minimal mold, a simple Clorox and water solution should help remove the affected area in your home, however, if you have sufficient mold damage, it is in your best interest to contact a restoration specialist to help remove the mold and repair damages.

How to prevent mold:
• Keep living areas dry – Keep your living space as dry as possible. Air purifiers help keep the air clean and dry. Keep your bathroom dry by installing a ventilation fan.
• Equip your home with mold-resistant products and materials.
• Improve air flow in your home – Open windows, doors and move furniture away from the wall to increase air flow and circulation.

Remember, not only does mold damage your home but it can have an effect on you and your family’s health. Mold can cause all of the following:
• Headaches
• Breathing difficulties
• Persistent cough or cold symptoms
• Burning or irritation of the eyes, nose, throat or lungs
• Asthma attacks
• Skin irritation

Kick mold to the curb today! If you or someone you know is in need of a restoration for mold remediation, call C.H. Edwards, Inc. today and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to provide you with information. (516) 249-5200.

Be Thirsty

Be Thirsty

I believe in the ability to improve and overcome. In my opinion, any situation can be winnable depending upon my desire to succeed.

Even if an altercation becomes physical, even if I am smaller, or seemingly weaker; as long as my will and intent outweighs the fear in my heart and the physical ability of my opponent, I can beat anyone.

Understand something; our level of willingness is what determines our level of accomplishment.

Depending upon my hunger, or on my thirst for the better, and depending upon my determination, I can improve and succeed in any situation

As long as I refuse to quit and as long as I am prepared to continue, no matter how much time needs to be put in, my desire to win is what strengthens my ability to endure—because without endurance, there will never be any victory.

The way I see it . . .

There is no such thing as a cheap win.

In fact, no true win is ever easy.

Easy is valueless

Easy is quick and fleeting

Easy is like a teenage boy running home after his first three minutes of sex and never understanding the compliment of laying still beside the accomplishment of a first love.

Back when I was a kid, I remember a few girls that went to a photographer. They paid to have a portfolio made up.

They paid for head shots or any shots that would (at least, in their
eyes) qualify them as a model.

Next day, they walked around, bragging to their friends, and telling everyone about their huge modeling career.

They told everyone, “I’m a model now.”

But they really weren’t . . .

I remember sitting across from a man in a bookstore. He was standing in front of me, speaking about himself, and telling me about his writing.

This man proceeded to tell me why I will never be successful as a writer.

I listened to this man break my spirit and put ne down for nearly twenty minutes, though I’m not sure why.

I suppose I listened out of educational intimidation or maybe I listened because of my overwhelming bouts with insecurity.

I listened, halfway to impressed, and then I asked the man, “How many books have you had published.”

“Oh, I’ve never been published,” he told me.

Next, the man proceeded to tell me about a book deal he had. Told me how he had a publisher at his heels. Said, “The book shouldn’t cost me that much to publish.”

“A little less than two grand,” he told me.

I asked him, “So you’re going to pay to be published?”

“Yeah,” he answered. “Didn’t you do it like that?”

That’s when I told him, “No.”

That’s when I explained, “Paying to be published is not the same thing as being a published author.”

“Paying to be published is just like going to a printer . . . Anybody will print anything if you pay them to do it.”

Then I pointed to a sign that said, “Meet The Author,” and asked him to walk away from the table at my book signing.

See, I made a decision a while back. Whatever kind of writer I will be; it will be because I taught myself and pushed myself. That’s why I write everyday. Whatever success I find will be because I never quit and I never listened to people like the man from the bookstore or to the girls who paid to have their photos taken.

There will always be someone looking to brag or pose like they’re successful.

But bragging is not the same thing as winning.

At least, not to me it isn’t.

Be thirsty folks, and whatever you do

be sure to enjoy your day!

Written by Ben Kimmel, The Written Addiction www.thewrittenaddiction.com