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Kersplash!

You're probably wondering where the boys' first day of school pictures are. Well, I forgot. Worst mom ever who forgets to take the milestone first day of third, first and pre-k picture. (Pretend there's a picture here.) The boys stared school this morning loaded down with a … more

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Let's Get Dirty

Garden mysteries

Earlier in the spring and summer, I tried all sorts of tricks to get carrot seeds to germinate. I prepared the soil, I pampered them, I was diligent about keeping them moist. I begged and pleaded and planted at least three packets of carrot seeds. I got three carrots. I had a few carrot … more

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Penny Pinchers

Sometimes second is best!

This is my beautiful box of "seconds" that I got today from the Palisade Produce truck in front of Rite Aid.  There are 20 lbs of peaches in there.  Guess how much I paid? .65/lb!  $13! That's ALL.  If you buy peaches in the store, the nice, pretty ones, … more

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Breakfast for Dinner

Welcome to Broncos country

It was with excitement and apprehension that I agreed to judge the Palisade Peach Festival Recipe Contest on Saturday, Aug. 16. On the one hand, YUM! I've judged this competition for several years now, and it's never a bad idea to eat a bunch of homemade goods before 9:30 a.m. On … more

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The Outdoor Junkie

Touching the Sky

Above: Myself and Janis Taylor on the summit of La Plata Peak, 14,336 feet, Colorado's fifth highest yesterday morning. "It is something though... To jump up from fourteen thousand feet and touch the sky To wonder at enormous land-waves cresting in slow motion all … more

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Music On the Goe

Q&A With Drummer and Recording Studio Owner Taylor Riley

1) So you play drums in the death metal band Exussum yet Billy was telling me you consider you best instrument to be violin. Stylistically, those two instruments couldn’t be further apart. Is there one instrument or style that gives you more satisfaction? Lately, my big thing has … more

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Wine Openers

Mid-summer brings the best in food and wine, North Fork style

Mid-July is heating up and not just the temperature. The North Fork Valley is flexing its presence as Colorado's vortex for fine local-grown foods and wines and it all starts Friday night (July 18) with Chef Dava Parr at Fresh and Wyld Farnhouse Inn and Gardens, stirring the pot with … more

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Birds and More

ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY (THE SWEET SOUNDS OF AN ILLNOIS SUMMER!)

"#%## $&#-&$#%," old Mel said to me, "Rome wasn't built in a day." I had just embarked on my summer career (all through high school) of helping "make hay" on Illinois farms. Having been admonished by my mother to work hard, I guess Mel thought I was … more

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