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If You’re Tired of Fighting the Squirrels, Feed ‘Em!

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Countless backyards are battlegrounds between die-hard homeowners and squirrels fighting over bird feed. Squirrels need not be an inevitable element of bird feeding; even though keeping squirrels out of bird feeders is an age-old problem, there are ways to thwart these thieves. One common tactic is stocking feeders with seed squirrels dislike, such as safflower, nyjer, white proso millet and ...

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Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

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MARIPOSA — Effective Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 8 a.m., the burn permit suspension in the State Responsibility Areas of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE MMU Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning ...

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National Weather Service Predicts Severe Winter Storm Ahead

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — There are so many reasons we love living here in the foothills of the Motherlode, however, there are some risks as well. One of the biggest risks is wildfires, and for the past several months we’ve been living on edge waiting for a wildfire to strike close to home. Now, just like someone turned on a switch, ...

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Recipe of the Week: Grape Dutch Baby

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Whether you’re enjoying a special occasion or simply spending deserved time with loved ones, you can gather at breakfast or brunch and enjoy this easy-to-make, divine pancake that tickles taste buds and delivers a satisfying start to the day. Add the naturally sweet taste of fruit to the breakfast table with this Grape Dutch Baby recipe that requires just 15 ...

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Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale Coming Soon

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MARIPOSA — The UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will hold a Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 8 – 1 p.m. (or until plants sell out), at the Amigo Stage area at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Local master gardeners have been hard at work volunteering their time and expertise to bring you a wide selection of landscape ...

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Recipe of the Week: Orange Shrimp Quinoa Bowls

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If you’re looking for a dinner or lunch combination that is wholesome, filling and, of course, easy, you’re not alone. Meal prepping is a popular trend for many people (and families) who are working on healthy eating habits but are constantly on the go. No matter if you’re searching for a healthy family dinner, a quick lunch at home or ...

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Recipes of the Week: A Plant-Forward Twist on Taco Night

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Spice up your favorite taco dishes by making walnuts the star ingredient. Nutty and full of flavor, “walnut meat” turns taco recipes into plant-forward options. Try these Walnut-Stuffed Korean Street Tacos and Walnut “Chorizo” Tacos for a tasty and nutritious meal, loaded with all the goodness of walnuts. Walnut “Chorizo” Tacos Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 2 Pickled Vegetables 1/2 ...

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Recipe of the Week: Blueberry Banana Smoothie

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If you ever find yourself craving something healthy and easy to make, you’re not alone. Maybe you are constantly on the go, chasing after little ones or just started a new job. Whether you’re on the move or relaxing at home, smoothies are a simple way to add nutritious ingredients to your diet. From strawberries and mangos to blueberries and ...

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Recipe of the Week: Smothered Pork Chops in Mushroom Sauce

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When you are hungry and searching for something filling, juicy and rich, turning to your pantry for on-hand ingredients can make dinner a breeze. Dodge snack cravings and avoid the temptation to swing by the drive-thru; instead, you can have a homemade meal ready in a matter of minutes by putting your skillet to work. Call your loved ones to ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Winter Veggie Gardens

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It’s 90℉+ outside. Yep, time to prepare for your winter veggie garden. WHAT? Winter veggie choices include beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, chard, garlic, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onions/shallots, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, spinach, turnip, and other leafy greens such as bok choy and kale. The above veggies can be direct seeded ...

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