Saving and Drying Your Sunflower HeadsAs sunflower heads approach maturity, it may be necessary to protect developing seeds from birds, squirrels or other garden nibblers. Netting or bagging the heads can guard the seeds before they fully loosen or start being eaten. Cheesecloth or small paper bags are most often used.
As college students, this is a strange time where we find ourselves getting simultaneously closer and farther from our parents. On the one hand, for many of us, they becoming our friends. On the other hand, we beginning to leave the nest and that period of our life where they took care of us..
All those who partake in this canned declaration at the altars of men often walk away with unconfessed sin and open themselves up to the condemnation of Satan that is meant to continually oppress them. They do not grow, but actually digress into an illusion that they have achieved salvation. The fact is, they have not even started their walk with Christ.
“I didn’t even know that club track teams existed,” said her mother, Renee Cooper, a three sport athlete at Pocomoke on the Eastern Shore, a school that had no track team. Her mother played volleyball, basketball and softball at Pocomoke.Woolridge’s track potential was recognized by Long Reach basketball coach Kevin Broadus as she ran sprints for the junior varsity basketball team.”Everyone told me I was fast, and Coach Broadus told me to go out for the track team in the spring,” Woolridge said.JaNay had played softball since fourth grade, but she didn’t hesitate to make the switch.She helped the Lightning win a state track title her freshman year while performing mostly on relay teams, including the state champion 800 meter relay team. She was hooked.In her sophomore year, she won the regional 300 hurdles and was heading for the state championship until she hit a hurdle and fell.That damaged her confidence, and she was reluctant to run hurdles again until she found out what went wrong.In her junior year, under new coach Greg Johnson, she began long jumping, and jumped 17 feet, 9 inches, a phenomenal first year effort that was good for third in the state behind her first place teammate, Tiffani Long.That was just a start, however.Last summer and fall, she worked two days a week with former University of Maryland track coach Bill Goodman, and he improved her long jump and her hurdling.”He taught me how to do short hurdles, changed my long jump approach and showed me how to switch legs for the 300 hurdles,” said Woolridge, who has a 3.88 weighted grade point average and wants to be a dermatologist.With her confidence bolstered, the senior won her first big indoor invitational at Virginia Tech on Jan.