Concrete Stamping

Greet Summer with a New Look for Your Yard By Michel Fike One of the best parts of any summer is time outdoors in your own backyard barbequing with friends, swimming in the pool, snoozing in the shade, or soaking up the sun. With summer arriving soon, are you looking...

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

Everyone loves to carve pumpkins during Halloween. This time when carving your pumpkin save your seeds! Here is a fun recipe for recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds. Ingredients Approximately 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds, cleaned 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 tsp....

Holiday Table Setting

By Lorraine Shoemaker You’ve just spent the better part of Thanksgiving day in the kitchen while family and friends enjoy themselves in the other room. You can’t help feeling just a wee bit left out, and you still have to fret over setting the table properly. How was...

Oven Apple Butter Recipe

By Melissa Wynn Apple butter is one of those special memories that I cherish from my childhood. Every year in the fall we would pick green apples from the tree in my Auntie Lois’ front yard and she would make us all a jar of apple butter. This recipe is just...

Trolling for Trout and Salmon on Lake Almanor

  Dianne KopernikIn my opinion Lake Almanor offers some of the most pristine fishing in all of California.  It supports healthy populations of quality trout and salmon.  Because I enjoy the challenge of trolling for these elusive fish, it is where I concentrate...

Fiesta in Truckee at Casa Baeza

          Margaritas anyone? Casa Baeza at 10004 Bridge Street makes the some of the best in Truckee. While visiting the grand, historic Truckee Hotel, we decided to walk across the street to have something spicy for dinner. The cold weather...

Recycling Fun Facts

Courtesy of studentgroups.ucla.edu   bigstock photoOne ton of paper made completely from recycled scrap saves 7000 gallons of water, 4100 kilowatt-hours of energy, three cubic yards of landfill space, and 17 trees.     Recycling 1 ton of glass saves the...

Using Bamboo As Eco-Friendly Flooring

By Eco- Friendly Products bigstock photoBamboo is a wonderful material for sustainable living as well as an excellent choice for Eco-friendly flooring.  With the durability of a hardwood and stability that is 50 percent greater than red oak, bamboo crushes the...

Western Sculptured Pine Borer

By Melissa Wynn One of the most bothersome bugs of summer we face here in our lush forest home is the Western Sculptured Pine Borer.  These bumpy wood boring beetles are like miniature B52 bombers buzzing loudly and dive bombing us as we split and stack next...

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