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Rainy Spring Walk with Maggie

On a rainy day in April, I still take Maggie for her daily walk in the garden. It’s not cold and though Maggie’s not a fan of wet, she loves to walk and sniff, waggy, waggy…she sniffs everything! Just yesterday, I was weeding the meadow, dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, with the sun warm on my back. Now rain! ...

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A Flea Market Garden: Art or Junk?

Simply growing flowers and plants is not enough for a Flea Market gardener. If you have hung an old weathered sign in your garden or filled a galvanized bucket with petunias, you may be one! For some of us, we have an innate desire to grow plants in a variety of odd containers, in old tool boxes, in wire baskets ...

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Got Deer? Get Them To Stop Eating Your Plants!

I looked out my back door one morning last year, and realized that I could see my propane tank. It wasn’t that my eyesight had improved during the night, but rather that a bunch of munching deer had eaten all the leaves off the Photinia shrub that had, up until then, beautifully blocked my view of the unsightly thing. (The ...

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The History Mystery #4 – April 2013

Indian Bridge was apparently built in the early 1920s by local residents. The unconfirmed information we have is sketchy, It was built and rebuilt three times. The first two bridges were made from timbers. The last one used steel cables to support the structure. The last bridge washed out in the flood of 1937-8.

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Landscape For Defensible Space – Master Gardeners Show You How

COULTERVILLE – The hillsides are beautiful now, but it won’t be long before all that green turns to brown and fire season is here. Mariposa County Master Gardeners will present a free, public workshop on fire-safe landscaping on Saturday, Apr. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Coulterville School and Community Clubhouse at the corner of Cemetery and Broadway.

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Vet Shares Common Myths About Heartworm

Meet “Buster” the Myth Buster from All Creatures Veterinary Hospital – COMMON MYTHS ABOUT HEARTWORM: MYTH #1: Heartworm disease is not a problem year round. FALSE! Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes, and those insects can survive in tree holes, indoors, in standing water, even where winters are cold.

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The History Mystery #3 – March 2013

The Baseball Game The photograph below of the baseball field was taken in Raymond in 1926, and is a game between the Dos Palos and Raymond Granite Union High Schools. The photo was found in Dorothy Philp’s album with a picture of the team. But, where in Raymond was this baseball field in 1926?

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