Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

We live in the South, so it’s okay to acknowledge (complain?) that summers can be miserable!  It’s hot; we sweat.  The humidity rises; our energy falls.  And, if we’re uncomfortable in the short time required to exit our air-conditioned car, walk across a parking lot, and enter an air-conditioned building, how can we possibly be expected to exercise outdoors for any length of time?  Subsequently, when the heat arrives, many choose to abandon their fitness pursuits and wait for the…

Have you noticed that how we feel during an event determines our perception of time…for example, if we’re enjoying ourselves at a party, 30-minutes fly by; if we’re stuck in a boring meeting, 30-minutes can seem like hours.

So how do you feel about 30-minutes when it comes to exercising?  Does time fly by so fast that your workout is over before you know it or are you checking your watch every few minutes because it seems that time is standing still?  If you’re in the…

Root Knot Nematodes

24th June 2013

 

These parasitic worms infest plant roots and rob them of water and nutrients. They are microscopic worms, but the damage to roots is very apparent. They are more common in sandy soils and can be introduced when soil is added to the garden, from soil on tools and garden implements or from infected plants.

It is easy to see the difference between the healthy okra root and the other roots in the photo below.

These are not nitrogen nodules which are found on the roots of beans and other…