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Annual Geminid Meteor Shower tonight

Geminid meteor shower: Stargazers are in for a treat tonight as the annual Geminid meteor shower is set to peak in the early hours of December 14, 2010. According to The AP, astronomers predict that it will be the best meteor shower of the year, with over 100 blazing meteors streaking through the sky each hour.

While the entire shower should be somewhat visible between December 12 and December 16, the best time to watch is between midnight tonight and sunset tomorrow morning, with ideal visibility in the Northern Hemisphere.

The meteors will appear to fall from the Gemini constellation, thus the reason for its name, so face northeast to witness the spectacle.

According to National Geographic, Geminid is the only annual meteor shower though to come from an asteroid-like object, known as 3200 Phaethon, a three-mile-wide space rock discovered by a NASA satellite in 1983.

 

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The Sno-Wovel, Still the Best in Snow Removal

The Sno -Wovel Snow Removal Machine

 

Are you getting ready for winter? If you are in an area that receives a fair amount of snow, you really should consider a Sno Wovel. Clear the snow away with much less effort than snow shoveling. And do so without causing any pollution!

The Sno Wovel: One of the things I like best about my job is finding new machines which do their job and have little impact on the environment. The Sno Wovel is designed to clear snow in an energy efficient manner….but most of all it is so back-saving and ergonomic you really have to try it to understand.

Clears away snow 3x FASTER than a snow shovel and is an economical, eco-friendly alternative to snow plows. Clears away snow 3x FASTER than a snow shovel and is an economical, eco-friendly alternative to snow plows and snow blowers.

First we read about the Sno Wovel; next we watched videos about it and saw it in use; then we had to wait for our demo machine to arrive. My son and I were excited when it arrived and took it into the house to assemble. It took about 45 minutes to get it together. We had fun playing around with it but really wanted and needed some snow to test it.

We didn’t have to wait long, six inches of wet snow had dropped over the night. I got the Sno Wovel out of the garage and went to work. At first using it seemed ungainly. But after 15 minutes, I began to understand how to use it better. After 20 minutes our driveway was just about clear from snow. Normally, this would have taken my son and I about 90 minutes to clear with wide shovels resulting in a least one sore back. In addition to taking less time, my back had not been affected at all.

The Sno Wovel had passed the first test. In subsequent uses in 4” of snow, chipping 2”of packed ice, and dealing with a blizzard, the Sno Wovel continued to efficiently clear the snow and ice and did so without any back pain for Dad. The Sno Wovel is a great tool for removing snow. It is the people powered snow blower!

The Sno Wovel Snow Removal Machine

The Sno -Wovel Snow Removal Machine

The Sno Wovel: One of the things I like best about my job is finding new machines which do their job and have little impact on the environment. The Sno Wovel is designed to clear snow in an energy efficient manner….but most of all it is so back-saving and ergonomic you really have to try it to understand.

Clears away snow 3x FASTER than a snow shovel and is an economical, eco-friendly alternative to snow plows.

Clears away snow 3x FASTER than a snow shovel and is an economical, eco-friendly alternative to snow plows and snow blowers.

First we read about the Sno Wovel; next we watched videos about it and saw it in use; then we had to wait for our demo machine to arrive. My son and I were excited when it arrived and took it into the house to assemble. It took about 45 minutes to get it together. We had fun playing around with it but really wanted and needed some snow to test it.

We didn’t have to wait long, six inches of wet snow had dropped over the night. I got the Sno Wovel out of the garage and went to work. At first using it seemed ungainly. But after 15 minutes, I began to understand how to use it better. After 20 minutes our driveway was just about clear from snow. Normally, this would have taken my son and I about 90 minutes to clear with wide shovels resulting in a least one sore back. In addition to taking less time, my back had not been affected at all.

The Sno Wovel had passed the first test. In subsequent uses in 4” of snow, chipping 2”of packed ice, and dealing with a blizzard, the Sno Wovel continued to efficiently clear the snow and ice and did so without any back pain for Dad.

Learn more and see videos of the Wovel.

Day One: 2009 New England Grows Show

imgp00262009 Show Begins:
New England Grows has just begun, and the noise level has started to rise.  We are located in booth 2338, on an aisle corner next to an aborist and landscape company and across from Sheltertree.com. Sheltertree is drawing qutie a crowd. They have a man pulling himself up 10′ high using pulleys.

Most Popular Products : RolyPig Composter and SnoWovel
Two hours into the show, the most interest People Powered Machines has had has been in the Educational Rolypig Composter, the Sno Wovel Rolling Snow Removal Tool, and the Haaga push sweepers. There have  been some interest in the Walkover Sprayer, Smart Cart, and Brill Razorcut.

Surprise:
One surprise has been the number of school representatives who are here. People representing schools from all over New England are prominent at the show.

Feel the Pro-Environmental Vibe:

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Peoplepoweredmachines is a family owned business, 10 years old, selling environmentally sound products such as reel mowers, electric mowers, composters, rainbarrels, solar products and more.

Sno-Wovel verses the Snowscoop: Compare these Backsaving Snow Tools

Sno Wovel saves your back...really!

Sno Wovel saves your back...really!

We’ve carried snow removal tools for a few years now. We haven’t found an electric snow blower we like yet, but our 2 manual snow removal tools are really effective. We are often asked which of the 2 is better, the Sno-Wovel or the Snowscoop. To start, the Snowscoop comes nearly ready to use. You just fasten a few bolts and nuts and you are off. The Sno-Wovel takes more time to assemble, about 45 minutes, but once you have it assembled, look out snow. So far this year we have sold more Snowscoops than Sno-Wovels by about 2 to 1…I suspect mostly because of price.

SNO WOVEL WORKS ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF SNOW
The Sno-Wovel is more versatile in that it works well on different types of snow. If you have a lot to move…this is definitely the best tool out there. I have used mine with snowfalls of 12″, 9″, and 6″. My driveway takes about 90 minutes to do by hand when clearing 9″ of snow. With the Sno-Wovel it takes a third of the time. What I noticed from the first time I used the Sno-Wovel was how great my back felt afterwards (well I should say…how it didn’t feel any worse anyway :) !). So let me repeat this : the Sno-Wovel is really easy on your back. You can see a video of it working here.

SNOWSCOOP WORKS ON LIGHTER SNOW UP TO 6″

Snow Scoop in action

Snow Scoop in action

The Snowscoop works well with 6″ of fluffy snow. It is so compact and easy…many of our customers are businesses who need to shovel often and want to make sure their employees are not straining their backs. Kids can work the snowscoop easily. So for the snowscoop…think lighter snow needs, and shoveling before it gets really high. Remember to reorder Snowscoop replacement blades yearly.  We just got a few inches of the white stuff last night, not enough to shovel. It’s kind of funny that I’m actually looking forward to the first large snowfall so I can get my snow tools and show you how really easy they work.

Snowscoop: Clears Snow 3-5 Times Faster, Wheels Carry the Load

HAVE A SNOWSCOOP NEED TO REPLACE YOUR BLADES:

Last year we started carrying the Snowscoop…a clever snow clearing tool that is easy to store and unbreakable. So this is a reminder to our customers, it’s time to replace those snowscoop blades to for this upcoming snow season. Replacement blades are usually ordered each year and cost only $19.95 for two replacement blades and shipping.

DON’T HAVE A SNOWSCOOP HERE’S THE SCOOP:

The SnowScoop wheels away snow 3-5 times faster and way easier than any shovel. The wheels carry the weight and leverages the snow in such a way that it takes minimal effort to clear an area. So save your back and get your kids out there shoveling!

bagz-it folding wheelbarrows and garden carts

  • wheel design allows you to move snow 3 to 5 times faster than a typical shovel and is rated to carry up to 250 lbs.
  • works especially well with fluffy snow of nearly any height.
  • It is so easy to use that almost any family member can effectively move large loads of snow without a problem.
  • reduces the stress on your back and over-exertion on the heart.
  • snowscoop is virtually indestructible. There is nothing to break
  • replaceable protector scraper should last for years. s
  • satisfaction is guaranteed!
  • For best results, you should use the Snowscoop™ in 4 or more inches of snow.

Sno Wovel 2009: Accessories Added to Clear Snow Even Easier

Good news from the Sno Wovel manufacturers…they have announced the new 2009 model Sno Wovel will now come with a folding frame for maximum portability and more convenient storage. These improvements make the Sno-Wovel much easier to store. The Sno-Wovel also offers new gravel wheels along with other new 2009 Sno-Wovel accessories and replacement parts such as replacement blades and and a wrist strip to wear that helps you not have to grip the wovel as hard. Also for winter snow clearing…we have added 3 video features on the sno wovel to  our site. Really, this tool “Time Magazines Best Inventions of 2006″, is this easy…

History Channel Feature Wovel History Channel report Download (WMV, 4.8MB)
KDKA News Feature Wovel news report