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Over the Garden Fence: Direct Seeding

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) Some plants just don’t lend themselves to indoor seeding and later transplanting. They prefer to start and finish in the same place. This is usually due to having a delicate root system. Beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, peas, radish, scallions, spinach, squash, swiss chard, turnips, zucchini prefer direct seeding. There are ...

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Recipe of the Week: Grilled Portobello Gyros with Yogurt Dill Sauce

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If feeding your family wholesome meals is a daily goal, keep in mind you can serve up tasty foods that also feed your immune system by including ingredients like mushrooms. With their earthy flavor, mushrooms – like many other fruits and vegetables – can also play a positive role in supporting a healthy immune system. Studies at Oregon State University ...

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Pet of the Week: Floyd the Dog

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Hello there, I’m Floyd. I’m what you call a real “people guy.” I love everyone I meet! My family had to relocate and circumstances prevent me from going with them. I would love to find a home where I can have my own person or two. Although I have had a “sister,” I really love people. My foster mom says ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Water Flows in Spring

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YOSEMITE — Following some amazing wildflower blooms this year, Yosemite is now seeing rising river levels, proliferating greenery, and impressive waterfall displays with the onset of warm spring weather. See an immersive 360° VR view of Merced River’s spring runoff below the Pohono Bridge (from 2017) here. This year, unfortunately, appears to be bringing the start of another drought in ...

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Give Spring Salads a Fresh Spin With These Two Delicious Salad Recipes

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With spring and warmer weather comes salad season, offering a perfect canvas for creating refreshing meals and appetizers centered around tasty greens, juicy tomatoes and crave-worthy dressings. Give your salads an update by avoiding the same tired mixes and instead create tasty meals fit for the season. Part of the appeal of dishing up a homemade salad is the unlimited ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Multiple Raised Bed Options

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa Raised garden beds generally yield more produce than traditional gardens. What’s more, the tools needed to build and maintain raised beds can be limited to a garden fork, a rake, a shovel, and a hand trowel. The goal is to create a bed of loose, fertile soil that you never step on. The ...

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Recipe of the Week

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A Delicious Easter Recipe: Easter Bunny Rolls with Spinach Dip Easter is about coming together with loved ones, enjoying beautiful spring weather and eating your family’s favorite foods. The kids will be playing, adults will be chatting and all will be patiently waiting for the table to be set. If you’re visiting and making memories with family and friends you ...

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Pet of the Week: Helga the Cat

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Hello there, Helga here… Just waiting to be part of your family. I am a purrrfect kitty! I like other cats and I have been in my foster home with Pearl, the lucky German Shepherd who got to go to a wonderful  rescue place. I have been spayed, and everyone says I am beautiful! All I need is a family to make my life complete. Call the EMCSPCA at 559-683-1266 to meet me.

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History Mystery #97

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History Mystery #97, Chinchilla Ranches and Mystery Signs in the Madera County Mountain Communities Prepared by Andy Brooks, Raymond Museum volunteer The Chinchilla ranch industry, though short lived by most history standards, had a favorable economic impact on the Madera County mountain area communities. How many ranches were there? What other businesses were created from the Chinchilla ranch industry? Who ...

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Cinnamon Sticky Buns: The Perfect Easter Breakfast Treat

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There are no alarms set and you are cuddled up in bed after a good night’s sleep. It’s late morning and there is nowhere to go, no rushing around to do. No school bus, no work to be done, just relaxing at home with loved ones. However, breakfast is calling your name. Your stomach rumbles as your stumble toward the ...

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