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Would Anybody Know Your Pets Were Home Alone?

MOUNTAIN AREA – So you’re driving along minding your own business, eyes on the road, hands at 10 and 2, not texting or eating a sandwich, and you get caught up in an accident and are whisked away to the hospital. Or you suffer some type of medical episode, and end up in the emergency room. That scenario is bad ...

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Distemper Hits Madera County Animal Shelter

Submitted by Robin Bell – Friends of Madera Animal Shelter  MADERA COUNTY — Foster homes needed to help dogs and puppies! An outbreak of distemper is affecting the health of many dogs at the Madera County Animal Shelter. This disease spreads easily through contact with bodily fluids including urine, vomit and nasal discharge from one dog to another. Madera County ...

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Keep Cats And Dogs Safe From Holiday Hazards

Rain or shine, we all love our pets. This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets. FDA veterinarian Carmela Stamper talks about ways to keep your animals safe. Stocking stuffers and pet treats: If your dog receives a stocking full of pet treats, make sure he doesn’t ...

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Audubon Christmas Bird Count

MOUNTAIN AREA – Bird lovers, photographers and others are invited to join the National Audubon Society’s 116th Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is an annual international bird census that began on Christmas Day in 1900, and now takes place in more than 1,500 locations throughout the Americas. This season the Christmas Bird Count will be held in the foothill ...

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History Mystery #35

In a long forgotten and remote corner of Mariposa County, at the intersection of West Westfall and Preston Roads, one can still see the crumbling stone ruins of an old copper smelter. Nearby, and in what is now Madera County, are the remains of the three main copper mines of the Foot Hill Copper Belt; the Buchanan, the Daulton, and ...

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Flea Market Holiday Gardening

FleaMarketGardening.org There’s no reason to stop decorating when you reach the back door. Continue right out into the garden! Many holiday decorations can transition easily into ‘gifts’ for the birds, as in decorated trees, or can act as focal points that add some color to a snowy or barren garden scene. It really makes decorating fun when it’s this simple! ...

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The History Mystery #34

This month’s History Mystery comes from the Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork. Do you know when and where this photo was taken, and who the people are in the picture? We are hoping to find someone who knows where this rock formation is, and may recognize the photo. Submitted by: Sharon Carter,Interim Director Sierra Mono Museum

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Local Farm, Local Teen Go Back To Basics

By Bethany Morgan — Teenagers live in a fast-paced world full of technological distractions. Because of this, we often do not take the time to connect with the natural world or sometimes even our own families. Every year in October I am set free from the distraction of a 21st century teenage life and transported back to a simpler time, ...

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The Garden Door To Nowhere

Fantasy & Magic in the garden… Ever since seeing this image of Karen’s Crafts “Door to Nowhere,” I have wanted one of my own. Transported willing and quietly by my husband, Tractor Man, to our new property in the foothills of California, I now also have a bit of ‘nowhere’ in which to work. These elements add up to tell ...

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Quaint Color for Autumn In Flea Market Garden

The addition of blue in the traditional warm Fall color scheme makes this chicken coop dazzle and delight! Dandi Gentry made her chickens the stars of this colorful little scene and the focal point is her stunning stained glass window of a rooster.  She stuck with French and Cobalt blues, orange and buttery yellow with a tiny bit of pink. ...

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