Christmas Gift Ideas for the Gardener

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent: Christmas day is almost here and if you have a gardener on your shopping list, here are some gift ideas that might help you out and best of all, most suggestions can be found locally, so you still have time to get them before the big day. Gardeners can never have enough books.  Make sure it is written for our area and it is educational, not one just trying to sell items.  A magazine subscription also falls in this category. Many gardeners are excellent…

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Wildfire protection starts in these 5 places

(BPT) – As recent wildfires in California and other parts of the U.S. have shown, nature’s wrath is a good reminder to evaluate your own home’s safety. If you live in a wildfire-prone area, it’s essential to stave off potential damage long before flames rage toward your doorstep, experts warn. And one of the best ways to do that is to take a look at the home itself. “It’s not just where you live that determines your home’s risk of loss from wildfire,” says Rob Galbraith, director of underwriting at…

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