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Slugs in the garden

June 17, 2009 This rainy, spring weather and the cool temperatures we’ve been experiencing have slowed garden growth across the entire region; perfect conditions for thriving slug populations. more »»

Support your local farmers’ market

June 3, 2009 If you’re looking for ways to shop local, eat fresh and stretch your food dollars, look no further than your local Farmers’ Marke. more »»

Enjoy the trails — Safely

May 20, 2009 Whether you’re looking for a short hike to a hidden pond for an afternoon picnic, searching for a panoramic mountain vista at the end of a picturesque hiking trail or seeking the sanctuary of... more »»

Gardening with children

May 6, 2009 Are you looking for healthy recreational activities that you can share and enjoy with your children? How about introducing them to the joys of gardening? Gardening with your children can be ... more »»

Safe chainsaw operation

April 22, 2009 Chainsaws were once tools used only by professional lumberjacks. But today, they are widely used by farmers and homeowners, as well. They sure are useful. more »»

Proper septic system use and maintenance

April 8, 2009 The importance of properly using and maintaining your home septic system cannot be overstated. more »»

Maple syrup season has arrived

March 11, 2009 This is the time of year when most of us, having endured the arduousness of a long, cold winter, look ahead with enthusiasm and anticipation to the coming of spring. more »»

Start your garden early — indoors

February 25, 2009 Here in northern New York, it is not uncommon for the last frost of the season to come as late as the beginning or even middle of Jun. more »»

Fleas in winter?

February 11, 2009 It’s just a matter of time until I receive panicked calls about a sighting of scores of little black specks jumping around on the snow in people’s yard. more »»

Vegetable gardening: The planning starts now

January 28, 2009 This month has been one to remember. more »»

A gathering of crows

January 14, 2009 “Birds of a feather.” I can still remember my Aunt Blanche using the term as an expression of displeasure and perhaps concern about the company I was keepin. more »»

Timber practices can help deer survive winter

December 31, 2008 Every year as winter sets in, I speak with hunting enthusiasts and landowners expressing concern about the ability of deer to survive without supplemental feed. more »»

Mistletoe: facts and lore

December 17, 2008 In his short story, “Christmas Eve,” Washington Irving wrote, “The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls unde... more »»

CCE offering snowmobile safety certification

December 3, 2008 Almost any northern New Yorker will tell you that cold weather is no reason to stay indoors, that outdoor recreation is here to be had year round and that one of the most exciting ways to enjoy... more »»

Winter care for houseplants

November 5, 2008 Although taking plants from the wild and bringing them indoors would seem to defy all things natural, evidence of wild plants being successfully cultivated indoors can be found in writings dating... more »»

Giant pumpkins — more than just a fad

October 22, 2008 It’s a competitive sport. Traditional. It requires hard work, determination, discipline, attentiveness, patience and the ability to anticipate. more »»

Maple confections workshop offered

October 8, 2008 On Wednesday, Oct. more »»

Burn wood safely and efficiently

September 10, 2008 Here it is, mid-September. more »»

Biomass: Sustainable energy for the future

August 27, 2008 Imagine, if you will, that our next big energy resource find is the single most important energy find ever, and that it’s not in the oil fields of the Middle East, the former Soviet Union or... more »»

Workshop to look at ’98 ice storm tree damage

August 13, 2008 North Country residents are certainly no strangers to harsh, dangerous, unpredictable weather. more »»

 
 
 

 

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