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Halloween is coming and you need to get ready: you need enough time to plan and prepare what you want to do. You can do as much or as little decorating that you have the time for, or have the budget for. You will need to decide how you want to decorate, if you want to host a party, what cost…

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The Oregon Master Gardener Program is a training and volunteer program designed to transfer science based sustainable gardening information and techniques from Oregon State University into our communities. Typically, Master Gardeners participate in substantial college- level horticultural tr…

Once a week or so I call my sister and we talk for an hour. We live 3,000 miles and three time zones apart, and don’t get to see each other often. Not nearly often enough. But we stay in touch as best we can.

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Now that cool fall weather has arrived in the Klamath Basin, folks will be spending more time indoors to avoid the cold — and so will some of the insect normally found outside. Most of the insects prone to overwintering in structures in our region are nuisance pests — annoying to find in or …

When your significant other starts a conversation with, “So, we need to talk,” you know it’s over. You immediately flip through the pages of your relationship, scanning for any glaring issues or things for which you should be sorry. You’re on the defensive. You might even think about who get…

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The fall equinox has passed, and daylight hours will continue to shorten significantly over the next few months. Gardening season will be over soon in the Klamath Basin, at least outdoors. Before snow starts to make the majority of gardening activities impossible for most of us, there are a …

The weather is beginning to cool down, the midges are finally starting to dissipate, the leaves are beginning to fall, and there isn’t as much daylight – fall will be here within a week! Here are some tips to use in getting ready for fall that won’t break your budget.

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The rapidly shortening days of fall prompt many garden plants to shut down. Deciduous trees lose their leaves, vegetables stop producing, annual flowers fade. Other plants, fewer in number, thrive in cool weather and shorter days. There are a few reliable annual ornamentals for extra pops of…

Getting your kids ready for school with clothes, school supplies, team outfits and lunch supplies can be overwhelming to say the least. It isn’t necessarily something we budget for; we just expect it to happen. Nevertheless, it can explode your budget if you’re not prepared and end up oversp…