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Just do it! Become a master gardener this year

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Just do it! Become a master gardener this year

I realize that’s a bold statement, but after experiencing all the benefits of completing the Master Gardener classes, I’ve become an evangelist of sorts. I know I shouldn’t be telling you what you should do, but after all...

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Dew, dew, dew — looking out my back door

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Dew, dew, dew — looking out my back door

My apologies to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival, but you’ll see where I’m going with the title shortly. We lived for some time in southeast Arizona, and had become quite conditioned to the climate there. Maggie...

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To chill or not to chill — that is the question

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

To chill or not to chill — that is the question

One can’t walk into the farm and ranch store without noticing that there’s a strong interest in backyard poultry — especially in the spring time! The sound of peeping chicks is alluring as both young and old...

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A bit of self-reliance goes a long way

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

A bit of self-reliance goes a long way

It’s been a good year and I’ve crossed paths with lots of friends and met new people that have similar approaches to becoming a bit more self-reliant out of choice. Sure, pretty much anything you want to...

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Have I been barking up the wrong tree?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Have I been barking up the wrong tree?

Like most years, Christmas came up on me really quickly. It wasn’t as though there weren’t plenty of signs along the way telling me that the 25th was rapidly approaching. Nor can I plead ignorance because Christmas...

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The impact of our incredible sun

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The impact of our incredible sun

There are few people that are more aware of the changing amount of sunlight each day and corresponding temperature drops than us in the gardening crowd. Sure, pilots, public safety professionals, and snowplow drivers all are keenly...

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Pardon my French …

I don’t know how it came to be that “French” became a metaphor for “colorful” language (as though usual and decent conversation and expression isn’t colorful enough in its own right!), but I heard this expression as late...

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The gardening season is over — or is it?

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

The gardening season is over — or is it?

For most of us home and hobbyist gardeners, the season is over or pretty close to it. Some cool-weather crops, such as summer-planted cabbage, Brussels sprouts, carrots and spinach are possibly still around, but for the most...

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Whatever happened to the family table?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Whatever happened to the family table?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Families will gather across the land to celebrate the day, as will those Americans living outside the U.S. or deployed in the service of this country, to enjoy some great camaraderie and seasonal...

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Don’t miss out on benefits of backyard poultry

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Don’t miss out on benefits of backyard poultry

If you think about taking a trip to a farm, what are some of the first images that come into your mind’s eye? I’ll venture that chickens roaming around the farmyard, scratching for food in the soil,...

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