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The Perfect Pancake for Your Valentine

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Finding something unique and special to do on Valentine’s Day for your significant other can be a challenge. Every year, the day to celebrate love rolls around and every year it may seem like you’re out of ideas. Many people feel the same way. However, with just a couple bowls, a cookie cutter and a skillet, your Valentine’s Day could ...

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Over the Garden Fence: What Vegetables Should I Grow?

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Beginning vegetable gardeners are often stymied about what vegetables to grow in their gardens. The general rule of thumb is to pick easy-to-grow varieties that you enjoy eating. California has a unique Mediterranean climate that is suitable for growing many types of vegetables throughout the year. In cooler northern climates, most crops are grown in the late spring and summer. ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Bare Root Planting Techniques

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) December through March is the time to plant fruit and nut trees. Bare root trees are less expensive, transport easily and acclimate best to native soils. Once you’ve chosen your variety of bare root tree, it’s time to plant. Choose a site that gets a minimum of six to eight hours of sunlight ...

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Cold Weather is the Perfect Time for a Bowl of Tomato-Tortellini Soup

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When the weather is frightfully cold and you need something quick to warm you up, try this recipe for tomato-tortellini soup. With only four ingredients, you’ll be warm and cozy in no time!   Tomato-Tortellini Soup • Two 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth • One 9-ounce package of refrigerated tortellini • One 8-ounce tub cream cheese spread with chive and ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Selecting Fruit Trees

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) December to March is the best time to plant fruit and nut trees here in California. Selecting appropriate fruit trees, however, can be confusing. Impulsive purchases can lead to disappointment, particularly in the foothills where not every variety grows well. The key to success when it comes to fruit and nut varieties is ...

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“Seed Share” Installation on the Mariposa Creek Parkway

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Planning Department and the Mariposa County Arts Council are excited to unveil Seed Share, a demonstration piece and Creative Placemaking Master Plan stakeholder engagement opportunity exploring the relationships between healthy landscapes and vibrant communities. This project is connected to the Mariposa Creek Parkway project and efforts to restore the Mariposa Creek corridor with native riparian ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Six Winter Vegetables

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It’s cold outside now, but there are still options for the ambitious vegetable gardener. Consider planting these six winter vegetables. Winter lettuce selections include hardy varieties that grow easily throughout the cold months here. Direct sow lettuce seeds from mid-August to mid-September. Beyond those dates, you can sow seeds indoors in seedling trays ...

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Tractor Supply Opens in Oakhurst

Oakhurst – Tractor Supply Company is excited to bring a new store to serve and meet the needs of the Oakhurst community. The rural lifestyle retailer is committed to providing essential, everyday products that customers need like animal feed, pet food and supplies, propane, fencing, garden supplies, home supplies and more. The Tractor Supply team members are equipped with knowledge ...

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