Archives for December 2018
North Sails, a world-renowned sail-making company, just so happens to have 2 manufacturing facilities right here in the Carson Valley. According to their website, “Minden is the flagship center for creating 3-Dimensional products (3DiTM and 3DLTM, unique to North Sails), which have revolutionized the sport and become market leaders due to their durability and performance.”
The Minden North Sails products are sent all over the world. In fact, in the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race, which spans over 45,000 nautical miles, every single boat in the race used sails manufactured in Minden (Source: The Record-Courier). North Sails was the official supplier of the 2017 America’s Cup as well.
Minden North Sails employs up to 130 people and has the capacity to produce 18,000 sails per year. We’re proud to have such an innovative and world-renowned company manufacturing its products here. Just another great reason to live in the Carson Valley!
Carson City, NV:
The Holidays are here, the mountains are covered with snow, and your garden is probably the last thing on your mind right now. December is a great time for busy gardeners to get some rest! If you do feel so inclined to work in the garden, however, there are a few things you can do:
- Water at least once this month. Yes, we say this a lot, but if we don’t get at least an inch of rainfall or a foot of snow, it’s time to drag out the hose and give those plants a drink.
- If we do a get a lot of snow and the weight of it is threatening to break the branches of your trees and shrubs, make sure to gently brush it off. If it’s just a light layer, you can leave on as insulation.
- Strong winter winds can leave some of your trees with broken and hanging branches. Be sure to cut these off as soon as possible in order to avoid further damage.
- Feed the birds!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!