Old Bicycles of the Past

4. Wooden Draisine Bicycle

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Wooden Draisine Bicycle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle The dandy horse, also called Draisienne or Laufmaschine (German, lit running machine), was the first human means of transport to use only two wheels in tandem and was invented by the German Baron Karl von Drais. It is regarded as the modern bicycle's forerunner; Drais introduced it to the public in Mannheim in summer 1817 and in Paris in 1818. Its rider sat astride a wooden frame supported by two in-line wheels and pushed the vehicle along with his/her feet while steering the front wheel.

Old Bicycles are as much a part of transportation  history as cars or any other form to transportation. A bicycle, often called a bike or cycle, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist.
Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe and, as of 2003, more than a billion have been produced worldwide, twice as many as the number of automobiles that have been produced.

They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for use as children’s toys, general fitness, military and police applications, courier services, and bicycle racing [Read more…]

Puppy Shot Schedule

Creating a Puppy Shot Schedule

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Bringing a new puppy into your home is an exciting and life changing experience. However, introducing a puppy to the family home brings responsibilities as well as a great deal of fun. Dog owners need to be aware of their puppy shot schedule, and ensure they don’t miss any jabs. [Read more…]

Pest Control Services

Pest Control Services

Pest control services that work! Here at Back Roads Living we have found the ultimate source to help you get an answer to all your pest control and pest prevention needs.

I had no idea there was so many kinds of pest around our country! With this very simple form you can find out about all common and uncommon pest in your area and get estimates for prevention and elimination in one place.

Bugs are terrible right now and especially bed bugs! By filling out the simple questionnaire below you can find the most competitive prices and companies in your area! Get free quotes and find out what you need. Stop the pest before they become a major problem and cost you tons of money fighting them later! [Read more…]

Home Security System Reviews

As we research home security system reviews we are moving into times that seem to be getting harder for a lot of folks. I have personally heard of many break-ins here around where I live! I live out in the country and if it is happening here I can just imagine how often this is happening around more populated areas.

Thief opening a window

Thief opening a window

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Uses for WD40

20 Uses for WD40

Here at Back Roads living we are constantly getting into some this and are forever needing to get something off our hands, clothing or something in the home.

WD40 is good for all kinds of uses around and in the house. It has so many uses that I cannot possibly list them all here in this article.  I think I read once that there were over 2000 uses for WD 40! [Read more…]

Getting your Puppies first shots

Getting your Puppies first shots

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One of the first things you need to do when bringing home a new puppy is setting up a schedule for the puppies first shots. Although there are some exceptions for certain breeds of dog, the general rules are almost always the same.

There is a series of six separate injections that make up the basic set of jabs. Or you have the option of your vet administering a single injection that covers all six. It’s called the DHLPPCv, some owners opt for this as it’s easier than putting your pup through the longer haul of multiple injections. [Read more…]

The Rose of Sharon Plant

The Rose of Sharon Plant

The Rose of Sharon plant holds a special memory and lesson for me on Kelly’s Creek in the Georgia mountains. The blooms turned soft faces toward the brightness of a July sun as Mama scooted the clothespin bag along  a tightly stretched wire. She pinned up the last of the laundry then went back inside the house to check on Dad.

His health was failing and most of his days were spent in his arm chair in the corner of the living room. Traditional Knapp work boots sat in the corner beside him as he waited for an ingrown toenail to heal, which never did. The doctor removed the toe. Clogged leg veins blocked healing blood flow. We drove him to the hospital twice a day for strong antibiotic treatments.  Each time he begged not to go.  “They are burning me up with medicine.” He only got worse and depended on a walker to slowly get around. [Read more…]

Many Baby Powder Uses


Baby Powder Uses:

What are some Baby Powder uses? Sometimes I wonder how to us items more than what they are just designed for. Well, in this article we will share some baby powder uses! I know it was designed for babies but yet; there are many other uses for it!

Check out the list below and be sure to leave your comment on baby powder uses we may have left out!

We recommend using Non-Talc Powders when applying to your person.

Baby Powder Uses

  • Pet cleaning: Baby powder can be used as a dry shampoo for your pet. Your pet will be left with a fresh smell without the tub of water! They will enjoy it as much as you will.

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