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Water Water Everywhere, Especially Inside Us All!

From the miasma, life came! But only due to water being created by G-D's plan of nature!
From the miasma, life came! But only due to water being created by G-D’s plan of nature!

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APtravelnews- August 21st–Goose Holler’ Farm, TN.—Water!  H2O is a whole lot more than just being wet, thirsty and clean. Water is life itself!

All water that was ever on, and in earths atmosphere, going back to the beginning is still here. We and all animal and plant life are predominantly made up of water. The problem with water today  is how it’s used and abused, wasted to undrinkable, flushed away and mixed with dangerous unnatural chemical compounds rendering it useless and unhealthy for the support of life and most important of all; taken for granted. Just ask anyone in California if today, they take water for granted, or the peoples of desertification all over the arid nations of the world, how they think of water! The bottom line is; today with a world population of billions and compare these numbers to the few millions of peoples of the past, water is being used by a modern, unprecedented amounts of peoples and businesses from agricultural to every possible niche in every aspect of life’s uses and needs, from direct need in human waste and hydration needs, to every social and business requirement. Take a look at Las Vegas, it’s fountains and pools, lawn and landscape watering, and what are they about to do? Take down the big lake that Hoover Dam has created. Las Vegas is frantic now that wonderful dry heat they tout also is evaporating waters by a factor of 20-percent per day!

According to an article in Eating Well March and April 2015 “fully 50-percent of your water footprint is devoted to your diet (food and drink) think about this: just one cup of tea takes 9-gallons of water to create that tiny bit of tea. 1 oz. of chocolate needs 127 gallons to create that cocoa bean. For a 3-oz. piece of beef it takes 347 gallons, an oz. of almonds-120 gallons, a 3 oz. piece of chicken 98-gallons, a cup of coffee 34 gallons, a glass of wine 24 gallons to make that vine that matures and offers those grapes.” A few more general stats and tips: The daily water footprint of the average American is 2000 gallons per day (both direct and indirect usages) that’s about double the worldwide average and this is an  equivalent of running the dishwasher 400 times. When taking a 10-minute shower you use about 25-gallons.  Aiming for a 5-minute shower or less and you can save about 300-gallons a month.” Look I can go on and on, but bottom line is; where it’s possible to save water, or anything we routinely use. Think about all the possibilities and act. You can save a whole lot more than just dollars! Remember many new companies who have started up bottled water businesses in the recent past are all now highly successful multi-million dollar businesses. Quality of water injected with chlorine for purification bred a whole new enterprise out of need!

Saluda, N.C. and the Gem On the Hill

APtravelnews-Saluda, N.C-Beautifully located in the quaint town of Saluda, the Orchard Inn is the perfect western North Carolina bed and breakfast for you if you’re looking for a relaxing mountain getaway. These great hosts offer carefully designed bed and breakfast rooms and rustic cabins in the western North Carolina mountains, you’ll experience Southern hospitality right at their doorstep. We’ve been there twice and love this place!

Nestled in the foothills of western North Carolina, the Orchard Inn is a historic structure surrounded by the splendor of Mother Nature. If you’re coming from the north, you’ll descend through the lower Blue Ridge mountains and valleys to just below the village of Saluda, whose entire downtown area has been designated on the National Historic Register. From the south, you wind from the upper piedmont into the foothills; then, by the “old road”, a Scenic By-way, up through the Pacolet River gorge past rocky falls so close they mist your windshield. Either way, as you approach the Orchard Inn up the long winding driveway, the rest of the world falls away and you enter a mountaintop escape on 12 peaceful acres. The elegant intimacy and warm hospitality of the Orchard Inn create the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable stay in their bed and breakfast in western NC.

Featured Orchard Inn Events & Specials

Don’t Miss These Spooky Asheville Halloween Activities

There is holiday each fall that children and adults look forward to, Halloween. We at Orchard Inn love the fall here in the Western North Carolina mountains and…Learn More

Apple Festival in Hendersonville NC

Fun to the Core: Enjoy the Apple Festival in Hendersonville NC

If there is one thing that is well known about the North Carolina mountains is that we have some of the best apples around. Each fall, people come…Learn More

From their Blog  Spa Services for Couples Near Asheville

If you’re looking for a little romance during your visit…Read More

Mid Week Images To Remember

Taken just before Hurricane Andrew struck!
Taken just before Hurricane Andrew struck Biscayne Bay!
This 100-pound grouper was brought up from 200-feet off of Mexico on the boat Catch-22. No its not a Goliath Grouper!
This 100-pound grouper was brought up from 200-feet off of Mexico on the boat Catch-22. No its not a Goliath Grouper!
The way it used to be! Joe Brooks image! From my book: History of Fishing The Florida Keys!
The way it used to be! Joe Brooks image! From my book: History of Fishing The Florida Keys!
NUTS! In the Arctic!
NUTS! In the Arctic!
Great entry way to a B n B!
Great entry way to a B n B!

Famous Shorty’s Catch & Release in the Grease WOW Breading!

Couldn't stay away from this booth. Mahi Mahi and shrimp were fantastic fried with Shorty's breading mixes!
Couldn’t stay away from this booth. Mahi Mahi and shrimp were fantastic fried with Shorty’s breading mixes!

APtravelnews-August 2nd,–Goose Holler’ Farm, TN.–At the recent ICAST Show in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center I found a few great items to call home about! Shorty’s kept me in fish and shrimp, but in the finest and tasty style. They had a breading for seafood, chicken, just about anything you can fry. Their mixes were the tastiest I ever experienced and as a food writer, thats saying alot! The Spicey Seafood & Chicken Breading is designed as an all-purpose breading good for all types of foods including: Veggies, seafood, chicken, wild game, pork, oysters WOW!, and soft shell crabs too! Go shortysbreading.com or call them at 434-390-1101 and they’ll ship to you anywhere you like!

a 12-OZ Bag of Shorty's goes along way to making whatever you fry really taste great! I went back to their booth to taste a whole lot more than "seconds."
a 12-OZ Bag of Shorty’s goes along way to making whatever you fry really taste great! I went back to their booth to taste a whole lot more than “seconds.”