Pick a peck of pumpkins

Schneider offers a Pumpkin Picker travel game at www.schneider.com/travelgame: “Keep an eye out for the big orange Schneider National trucks on the road. The first player to spot any of these types and call ‘pumpkin!’ wins the points.” A tractor-trailer is worth two points, but a trailer or container on a flat car is worth 15 points. The fine print says: “SAFETY FIRST – drivers should not play!” Aw, shoot.

If you’re fed up with diesel prices, try some home brew
A recent issue of Make magazine, for serious do-it-yourselfers, includes an eight-page biodiesel recipe. You basically start with common materials (such as vegetable oil, water, vinegar and