Eric Vanasdale
13 Articles
October 30, 2013

Winter – it’s a season full of cooking, presents, and fires

September 19, 2012

As I was grilling, I looked at my feast and realized it wouldn’t be possible without a farmer.

January 31, 2012

The ground starts shaking. The vibrations jolt you into action. It’s an earthquake! Quick ­– what are you supposed to do? If you’re in certain parts of the nation, like the Midwest, your earthquake skills might be a little rusty. With February being Earthquake Awareness Month, this is the perfect time to get prepared.

January 10, 2012

We are in winter, right? For the last two weeks, when I stepped outside, it was 40+ degrees. Mother Nature was seemingly giving us a break from the early onset of winter. Today, we got a glimpse of the cold weather to come. Now’s the time to prepare your home for the inevitable icy onslaught.

December 16, 2011

Imagine yourself in New Madrid, Missouri. It’s Dec. 16, 1811. Without warning, you hear a tremendous noise. The ground shakes and fissures. The rumbling intensifies. Your house groans as if about to collapse. You run outside. Trees are falling, and birds are screeching. What’s happening?

October 12, 2011

In the time it takes you to read this post, there will be three home fires reported in the United States. What’s worse is on average seven people die in home fires every day!