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Lessons learned from raising chickens

By Erin McIntyre

I used to think that everything in life could be related to the TV show Seinfeld. But now I wonder if, in fact, everything in life is relatable to chickens. Chickens have changed me. In the short time we’ve had our backyard barnyard ...


Susan Rose giving green thumb a rest

By Erin McIntyre

Hundreds of volunteers in Mesa County’s Master Gardener program will need to strike two words from their most-used sentences soon: Ask Susan. Those who answer random gardening questions on the Master Gardener desk or pull weeds in the ...

Now’s the time to put fall bulbs

By Dennis Hill

When do I plant fall bulbs? Do they need to be planted in the ground or can I put them in a plant container outside? — Donna Now is the time to plant fall bulbs. Fall bulbs are what I call those bulbs planted in the fall that bloom in ...

Drip, Oct. 5, 2013

By Staff

WATER TIP Maximize the use of your whole house water softener — Set water softeners for a minimum number of refills to save both water and chemicals. You will also reduce the energy needed to “soften” your ...


Chorus of chirping crickets has moved in

By Erin McIntyre

Invariably, unwelcome guests invade our house every fall. They stay up all night making noise and playing loud music, and they don’t respect our privacy at all. I found one of them in the bathtub when I was (gasp!) stepping in to take a ...

Need privacy? Try evergreen such as some upright juniper

By Dennis Hill

We are trying to get some privacy by screening our property from an old trailer used for storage on our neighbor’s property. Something at least 8 to 9 feet tall that provides year-round screening would be great. We would like the ...

Fun tales from the Chicken Olympics

By Erin McIntyre

Hello and welcome to the 2013 Chicken Olympics. Today, our competitors will be participating in a variety of events, as they do every day in the chicken compound. Let’s go to our announcers Frank and Bob, on scene at Backyard Stadium in ...

White spots on berries can be from sun or bugs

By Dennis Hill

I live in Montrose and have a very nice patch of raspberries that produce a lot of berries. The problem is some of the drupelets on some of the berries turn white. It may be only one berry on a cluster of seven or eight or sometimes almost all ...

Water tip, Sept. 21, 2013

By Staff

WATER TIP Xeric landscaping ideas — Xeric landscapes have come a long way. Now is the time to look for xeric landscape ideas to consider for planting next spring. You could get beautiful color and coverage for your yard with very ...


August Yard
 of the Month

By Special to the Sentinel

The August winners for the Yard of the Month are Earl and Floy Young, who live at 2303 N. First St. The Youngs’ house was built in 1888, but they have only lived there for 45 summers, purchasing the two-acre property when they were ...

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