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Why it’s time for drip irrigation in your garden

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Why it’s time for drip irrigation in your garden

As you start to read this, you probably think you’ve got me all figured out on this one. It’s likely that you think that I’m going to make a case for water conserving irrigation practices based on...

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Five ways to get started gardening earlier this year

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Five ways to get started gardening earlier this year

Last week, I gave the prediction that our warm weather will not continue uninterrupted, but that we would have cold spells before we do move in the long-term warm up as spring progresses. While I’m not one...

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Don’t be fooled — it’s only sucker weather

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Don’t be fooled — it’s only sucker weather

I wish I could take credit for that apt name for this weather. Credit for the term goes to Wade Bitner. Yep, THAT Wade Bitner, one of our newest County Commissioners. Wade possesses a strong background in commercial...

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Getting ahead of puncturevine this season

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Getting ahead of puncturevine this season

Every year, as it starts to warm up, the weeds get a head start. This year, the “games” are beginning earlier with the mild weather that we are having. The good news with this drier weather is...

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Taking a trip through gardening’s time machine

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Taking a trip through gardening’s time machine

For us gardeners, we certainly know what time of the year it is. It’s catalog time! About now, our mailboxes and email inboxes begin to fill with many different gardening offers, seed catalogs, and nursery directories about...

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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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