5 THINGS TO KNOW: Why is it important to ID your pet and how can I get a free pet tag? | News

American Humane provides information on the importance of having IDs for your pets during National Pet ID Week. 1 Why is it important to identify a domestic animal? Statistics show that one in three pets gets lost at some point in their lives, and missing pets rarely find their homes. About 10 million pets are … Read more

Garden Gathering: Managing moles, voles and gophers | Free News

HOOD RIVER – OSU Hood River Extension Central Gorge Master Gardeners welcomes home gardeners of all abilities to look forward to the next series of Garden Gathering educational presentations. These free presentations will be held monthly through October and are designed to be interactive and help you grow as a gardener. The Garden Gathering series … Read more

Add color to your garden with annuals

Since it is already the end of March with April just around the corner, we need to plan what annuals we want to buy this year as the sale of plants and plants will soon be in the stores. Annuals can be used in many different ways in the garden because they are relatively small … Read more

(Pet Talk) A closer look into cryptococcal fungal infections | Lifestyles

Allowing pets to roam outside may seem like harmless fun, providing them with exercise, mental stimulation and the opportunity to explore. Some environments, however, pose hidden dangers that pet owners may not immediately recognize, such as the risk of cryptococcal fungal infections that can infect the lungs, brain and other parts of the body. Dr. … Read more

Agave in the garden in Napa County

Have you heard the term “back season”? Sometimes it refers to times between resorts, when neither winter sports nor summer activities are available. Recently I have been thinking that it also applies to late winter and early spring in our gardens. Many plots of the home garden will be ready to burst with heat-loving crops, … Read more

Tips for success in the garden in Napa County

The harvest of last year’s summer and autumn crops is over. I harvested my veggies, elderberries, pineapples, guavas and pomegranates. I cleaned the garden and put away my tools. It was time to leave my garden of rest. We begin the new year with a renewed sense of joy and hope, and with the goal … Read more

Consider adding dates to your diet

Darla Chouinard Master Gardener The origin of dates can be traced back to around 5320 BC. Dates were, and still are, a staple food grown in the Middle East and North Africa. The date palm is significant to numerous cultures and religions and is sometimes referred to as the “tree of life” due to its … Read more

Midlands Humane Society weekly pet adoption column

Midlands Humane Society will receive a $40,000 grant investment from Petco Love in support of its animal rescue work in Pottawattamie County. Petco Love is a national non-profit change for pets harnessing the power of love to make pet communities and families closer, stronger and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested … Read more