Carpet Cleaning Adventures

Like every family sometimes we need do do some carpet cleaning.  We have some wild kids and they can sometimes get out of control.  Just the other day our kids were out playing outside and tracked a bunch of mud into our friends house.  We weren’t worried though because we have a friend named Chase that has a professional carpet cleaning company in the Cornelius area.  We consulted Chase to see what he recommended we do to get the stains out.  His advice was great and we got some good tips that will surely prolong the life of our carpet.  One of the tips he gave us was to never wipe, but first to blot the stains as that will stop the stain from smearing all over and making it worse.


While we are talking about his company we just wanted to highly recommend him to anyone in the Cornelius area.  He is a great guy that takes a lot of pride in his work and has a money back satisfaction guarantee.  A lot of people we know have used him and all say the same things. This is such a rare quality to have especially in an industry like carpet cleaning where a lot of companies are know to be shady and scammy.  We personally havent had any bad experiences but some of our friends have, so we know to be extra careful when choosing a company to work with.  That goes for other trades too like contractors and plumbers.

He has also recently started to sponsor a local softball team.  How many carpet cleaners in Cornelius NC are sponsoring local organisations? Not many thats for sure!  He said that he plans to sponsor more organisations in the future if business gets good.  So what do you say guys, help out some local businesses and put food on the table for a family rather than some rich CEO.



The Importance of Farming

farmingAgriculture has always been an important sector of American culture, especially in the South. Currently, about three-fifths of the land used for certain types of agricultural production, such as cattle breeding and production of sugar beets.

However, in recent years, agriculture has started to lose its prevalence in the US and worldwide. Young people are less likely to follow their parents to care for family farms. They choose to pursue other occupations in urban areas. Large-scale farming practices were considered harmful to the environment, climate hazards and volatile food prices have put pressure on the incomes of farmers worldwide. In America, the number of people involved in agriculture decreased by 4.3% in 2003 to 3.8% in 2010.

But agriculture is constantly changing and it is his image. Agriculture is now seen as the solution to some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges in the world. Innovations that help prevent food waste, which help young farmers and cities to feed, are all ways to make agriculture a key solution. From sub-Saharan Africa to the US, the farmers not only use to improve their food, security and livelihoods, but also for the sake of environmental sustainability.

These innovations that work in the field across the planet are changing the image of agriculture status creator problems than solutions provider.

africaAccording to United Nations data for food and agriculture, industrial countries throw away about 222 million tons of food per year. America accounts for just over 15 million tonnes of food waste each year according to a study. But emerging agricultural innovations work to reduce this waste. It’s important not to let food go to waste. In one French city they will simply throw away a ton of potatoes bases solely on the reason that they look unpleasant.

Composting is another effective way to reduce and better utilize food waste. The American Agency for Environment and Energy Management has been a key player in a national plan to sharply reduce landfill by stimulating the growth of waste composting In 2002, USA refused the discharge of untreated waste, including ferment-able waste, which produces nitrogen which is beneficial for soil fertility.

Alternatively, agriculture provides benefits through youth employment. The unemployment rate is currently just under 10% in America.

Organizations provide a wealth of information now and possibly young farmers, such as mixed farming principles and practices for keeping young people informed growers.
Currently almost half of the world population lives in cities and according to the UN, 65% of the world population will live in cities by 2050. Urban agriculture is a proven way to provide this growing population with food fresh and nutritious.

cosWhile urban farms can provide US citizens with fresh, nutritious food, at the other end of the world they also use innovative urban urban agriculture. In Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya, more than 1 000 farmers, mostly women, began to grow vegetables out of the ground with bags filled with earth. These vertical gardens in Kibera are an example of success and sustainable agricultural innovations highlighted in the State of the World 2011 Worldwatch Institute: Innovations that nourish the report on the Planet. The US edition of this report was published on 5 December.

The above examples and countless others show that agriculture is emerging not as an instigator, but as a solution to many of our global problems. In America and in the world, agriculture is used to strengthen communities by providing a means of income and livelihood, nourishes families through the production of improved crops and protects the earth through agro-ecological practices.


Hey there and welcome to our blog.  We are the Clarkes.  A big family from the states.  We decided to make this blog to ramble about whatever we feel like.  Also to improve our computer skills to keep up with the younger generation hahaha!