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metal raised beds

Ideas for Expanding Your Planting Space

When your plant list is longer than the available gardening space, it’s time to expand your planting options. Create new gardening space by adding raised bed gardens, elevated planters and containers wherever space allows. Convert the end of the drive or edge of … read more

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breakfast burrito
Recipes

Breakfast Burrito with a Powerful Punch

You know the feeling: You eat breakfast, but by 11 a.m. your stomach is growling. You feel like you just ate, but somehow you’re hungry and craving something hearty and rich. Switch up your breakfast habits with a wholesome and filling breakfast burrito. … read more

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cat scratching sofa

Pet-Proofing Your Home Before Your Cat or Dog Arrives

Bringing a new pet home is an exciting time. During those first few months, while the new member of your family gets used to their new home, there are a lot of things that need to be done. The training, the gaining of … read more

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berry cobbler
Recipe

A Cobbler Full of Summer Flavors

Get a little wild in the kitchen and make something different. It’s alright to mix up the seasonal menu now and again by creating dishes out of the ordinary as a change-up from the usual warm-weather favorites. It’s true for many fruits that … read more

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Launch Your Boat into a New Season

Whether you’re racing against the waves or quietly floating with a pole in hand, a day on the water is hard to beat. However, before you can enjoy the excitement of a new season, there are several steps you need to take to … read more

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Traveling? Plan Ahead for Your Fueling Needs

Memorial Day is approaching, bringing with it the unofficial launch of the spring and summer travel season. While air travel is steadily increasing, a larger-than-average number of travelers are expected to travel by car due to the pandemic. State leaders are encouraging travelers … read more

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Cheesy Bacon-Broccoli Quiche

Two Breakfast Recipes: Cheesy Bacon-Broccoli Quiche and Banana Shake

Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites. Two delicious breakfast option is a … read more

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dog friendly plants

A Guide to Dog-Friendly Garden Plants

Picture this — spring hath sprung, and you’ve finished your tedious cleaning jobs. As the days are getting longer and warmer, you grab sun cream and spend your weekend giving the garden some much deserved TLC. When shopping for plants, remember to consider … read more

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Senior Living

Getting Active for Spring and Summer as an Older Adult

Adapting to the pandemic for the past year has made exercise and physical fitness difficult, but there are still ways to remain active. And with spring in the air, it’s the perfect time to get back outside and moving. For aging adults, physical … read more

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