Zoo Atlanta has an amazing collection of animals ranging from swimming bog turtles barely the size of your fist to a 3,000-pound rhinoceros. You can tour the reptile house, view the giant pandas resting or eating in their enclosure, and stroll through the habitat for exotic birds. If you time your visit just right, you'll even be able to meet some of the zookeepers, feed an African elephant, and watch the free flying bird shows! For a truly hands on experience be sure to visit the petting zoo, where the kids will enjoy being able to touch various barnyard animals like pigs, goats, and chickens.
You could easily spend an entire day working your way through the entire zoo, so if you want to see it all, think about bringing a picnic lunch to relax and eat on the grand patio (you can buy lunch from the concession stands, as well).
Your pricey cutting board looked so rustic and professional when you first bought it, but after years of slicing, chopping, and quick wipe-downs, it’s looking a bit worse for the wear. Instead of investing in a newer model, use these smart tips for breathing new life into your current one.
- Wash with soap and water. While you likely don’t usually wash your cutting board with soap and water, you’ll want to do it now to remove any bacteria. Try to move quickly so that the water doesn’t soak in.
- Buff out scratches. Use a medium-grade sandpaper to buff out scratches from the surface of the cutting board. Go over it again with a very fine sandpaper to smooth the surface and take it back to its original texture.
- Create a mineral oil and beeswax mixture. Microwave one cup of USP-grade mineral oil with 1/2 teaspoon of beeswax. This should only take about 45 seconds.
- Oil the cutting board. Rub this mixture into your cutting board by hand. Rub with the grain, then let it sit for several minutes before wiping the excess with a clean cloth.
- Dry the cutting board. Allow your cutting board to dry overnight, then give it one last wipe-down with a dry cloth.
- Add a beeswax topcoat. Rub just beeswax into the surface of the now-oiled cutting board to create a glossy finish.