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recent columns from the Extension Office
Second-guessing. We all do it. Some of you may have done it as you rose from bed, or when you were deciding what to have for breakfast, or even just now, as you started reading this column.
As gardeners, it’s a frequent occurrence. Have you ever looked at a seed catalog in the dead of winter, saw that huge red heirloom tomato and...
After enjoying the season’s first corn on the cob for supper, I had to go to get more. The variety of produce available now is at its best price and quality.
Trying to meet the recommended intake of 2½ to 3 cups a day results in counters and refrigerators overflowing with a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables. But what about...
The La Plata County Fair kicks off this weekend with pre-fair events.
On Saturday, the public can attend the 4-H Horse Show and the open class American Rabbit Breeders Association show. These will take place at 9 a.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, don’t miss the 4-H Gymkhana horse event.
The 4-H community is getting all excited for the 2016 La Plata County Fair. The fair will be held next month and open to the public from Aug. 10-14.
The fairgrounds located at 25th Street and Main Avenue is where all the fun will occur.
Last week, 4-H members gathered to take part in some important project days to prepare...
I like awards. And trophies. Even the occasional plaque or certificate can bring a smile to my face.
When I was in second grade, I got a first-place Pee Wee Championship Wrestling trophy, and amazingly enough, I just came across it last week as I was cleaning out some boxes. It’s not like I cherished it, nor was it part of the...
This seems like a logical weekend to think of getting into the mountains. With such high temperatures this summer, heading to the mountains is looking better and better.
Last year, over 45 million Americans set out to go camping for an average of 15 days.
Whether it’s for the day or week, planning an excursion involves...
Summer is the time to take an adventure.
For the last three years, La Plata County 4-H has teamed with Denver 4-H for a five-day adventure throughout Colorado. This trip is called D2D (Durango to Denver), and it just finished up Tuesday.
Each year, we start our journey by meeting at the Great Sand Dunes National Park outside of...
My annual nutrition conference focused this year on healthy aging and the brain.
Discussion included disease prevention, healthy aging and function-preserving strategies. One speaker noted that aging impacts are a bigger threat to the United States than global warming. After you take a moment to thoroughly grasp that, the next kicker is...
It’s the first week of June, which is typically the time when I write the “it’s the first week of June, it may be safe to plant those warm-season crops in the vegetable garden” article.
I know many of you have already been tempting fate for weeks by transplanting tomatoes by the middle of May (“But...