What is Carbon Monoxide and What do We Do About it?

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Is A Poisonous Gas.

You cannot taste or smell it. The chemistry abbreviation for this gas is CO. This gas is produced by a variety of fuels that don’t burn up all the way in certain conditions. When

Photo Source: By ENERGY.GOV (HD.17.026) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. This image of carbon monoxide molecules hydrated is public domain via Wikimedia Commons and www.energy.gov

Photo Source: By ENERGY.GOV (HD.17.026) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. This image of carbon monoxide molecules hydrated is public domain via Wikimedia Commons and www.energy.gov

that happens, the of poison gas is released due to the actions of the unburned fuel molecules. This process can happen when your stove that runs on natural gas isn’t functioning properly. Continue reading

Heavy Smoke This Morning in Soap Lake and Lake View Saturday August 1, 2015

Hello Soap Lake!

Image of smoke on the hills above soap lake, wa. Fir and other evergreen trees in the foreground.

Heavy Smoke above Soap Lake, WA 08/01/2015 Photo by Nancy Owens

Hope everyone is getting along okay on this smokey morning. This is the photo I took, and I think the smoke is even thicker now. It seems to be coming from just north of here, and I hear that the area around Waterville, WA has been threatened by fire for most of the summer.

And our thoughts and prayers go out for all our local fire fighters,  many of whom are volunteers, and to the farmers and ranchers affected as well. And to that we also want to remember all the farmers and ranchers in our prayers and good thoughts so that I haven’t been to the store or gas station yet, so I haven’t heard where it is coming from.

That’s how we have to do things sometimes in more rural areas. We get the news faster through the local grapevine. And sometimes, what is a major event to small town and rural communities, just doesn’t make the news on television, nor on the radio waves. Of course there is Facebook, but most people just post a photo and they only write a few words.

Does anybody out there know the details?

Have a good day–

Nancy