By Chic Miller, Director of Bella Vista Farms Animal Sanctuary As Spring approaches, dogs love the rains and returning streams. Your dog, your buddy, your pal is right by your side, out in the rain, getting wet, and into the house he troops. That wet dog odor becomes... read more

Homemade Corn Chowder with Bacon

By Teresa Ambord ½ pound bacon ¼ cup chopped yellow onion 1 ½ pounds of potatoes (Yukon gold are good, but russets work well too) 1 can creamed corn 1 can whole kernel corn 1 ½ cups half and half, or heavy cream, or evaporated milk (to save calories you can use skim... read more

Keep It Moving

By Michel Fike Looking for a way to increase your activity level as the prospect of winter weight gain looms? You could park yourself in front of the TV for the latest celebrity workout or spin up your own digital interactive fitness revolution on a game machine.  And... read more

Diabetes…The Juggling Act

Diabetes…The Juggling Act Managing diabetes can seem like a juggling act for many busy people.  Making time for you is important and necessary to manage diabetes effectively.  Managing diabetes effectively requires eating a healthy diet, getting daily exercise... read more

Cowbelle Beef Balls

Recipe Contributed By: Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef 1/2 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Pepper 1 Egg 1 Tbsp minced onions (I use dried) 1/2 cup Bread or Cracker Crumbs 1/4 Cup Milk Combine ingredients and make 1 inch Beef Balls (I use 1 in. cookie scoop for... read more

Autumn Gold, The Precious Kind

By Charles Watson Charles WatsonIt is Autumn and the leaves are turning that golden color again. The mountain valleys are coming alive with golds, yellows and oranges – enough to cause pause and remember back to the old days, when along with the turning of the... read more


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