Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners.
College is kind of a catch 22 for parents. Once you have one kid in, it’s hard to get your head around letting the other one go. Not because they’ll be leaving, but because of the cost.
Do you bring reusable tote bags with you to the farmer’s market and program your thermostat to a lower temperature when you’re out on the town or sleeping? Is a hybrid car parked in your garage? Even if you are already making great strides to reduce your environmental footprint, chances are you can still find additional ways to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
We have a Sun Conure, a small parrot with a lifespan of about 20-25 years.
Grooming is an excellent time to bond with your cat or dog. It is also an opportunity to monitor their physical health as well as appearance. Daily or weekly grooming allows you to check your pet’s skin for abnormal growths, fleas, ticks, dryness and skin irritations. Brushing stimulates the natural oils in their coat and gives it a healthy shine.
Age doesn’t have to stop older men and women from enjoying their favorite sports. In fact, remaining active can improve physical and mental health. If a doctor has confirmed that it is OK to participate in sports, these activities can help men and women 50 and older enjoy friendly competition and physical activity.
On the door of the Fleet Feet running store in Bonney Lake hangs a sign that says, “Don’t worry about being slow, only worry about standing still.” This quote is adapted from a Chinese Proverb and could be interpreted in a few different ways. On one level, it speaks to not getting stuck, that any movement is better than no movement and that we need to make things happen in our lives rather than let life happen to us.
International Experience, a high school student exchange organization, announced that they plan to welcome a record number of students to U.S. communities in the fall of 2015, mirroring a national trend.
I recently became a first time home buyer and this spring will be the first in my new home. I am a naturally clean person (just ask my fiancée) but there is cleaning and home maintenance to do on top of everyday household chores.
My youngest daughter’s big conventions this year were within a week of each other. Comicon (dressing up – oops, excuse me, “cosplaying” like comic book characters) was the last weekend in March and Sakura-con (dres- uh, cosplaying like anime or Japanese cartoon characters) is always Easter weekend.
Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for fresh herbs in your kitchen. If you really want to bring the flavor out in your dishes, don’t reach for the store-bought packaged herbs; head out to your garden and pick some fresh basil and oregano. Of course, that’s an easy thing to say when you have a home with space for a garden.
As the loading bar moves right and an entirely new world awaits your adventurous spirit, you think, “Who will I be today?” The world of online gaming and who you choose to be in those games is quite literally at your fingertips. Through the keyboard, you can be whoever you want; a masculine rough-and-tumble guy, a feminine powerhouse, or any combination thereof.
Despite her snow-capped peak and glacier-encrusted shoulders, Mount Rainier is no ice maiden to be worshipped only from afar. She should be treated as local royalty, with awe and admiration, but with a certain familiarity. The mountain begs for her loyal subjects to reach out and touch, to explore, to get to know her on a personal level.
In China’s Shanxi province, 15,450 government officials were removed from office on corruption charges in 2014, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. This included seven top leaders according to a March 24, 2015, “Stratfor” article entitled, “China’s Anti-corruption Drive Runs Deep.”
A rehabilitated female bald eagle flew to freedom March 20 on a section of the Green River west of Flaming Geyser State Park. Dr. Jan White, a veterinarian and founder of South Sound Critter Care, and Lisa Horn, executive director of West Sound Wildlife Shelter, met at Coates Christmas Tree Farm to release the eagle.
Pierce County Parks and Recreation offers your puppy a class for socialization and basic obedience training. A six week class is held at Frontier Park, 21800 Meridian S in Graham on Sundays, March 23-May 4 from 1:00-2:00pm for pups 12-18 weeks. The fee for the program is $75 and is taught by an ABC Certified instructor.
Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds.
This mild winter has been great for enjoying the outdoors, but it has also been great for the fleas and ticks of the Pacific Northwest. Preventative measures and early intervention can save both pet and owner a lot of misery. Itching is the most common symptom of a flea bite, but it is also the symptom of many common ailments like food allergies, environmental sensitivities and other skin conditions.
“Faith,” it says, “is the evidence of things unseen.” Too often, we read this and only think of the word “unseen” in terms of our desired outcome: it isn’t yet visible, hasn’t come to pass.
The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2015 will be displaying the work of photographer Michael Diegel through March 3.