Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Gardener’s Corner: Mosquitoes

Our weather has been wonky like everything this year. It’s been warm and wet. This has brought out the mosquitoes. At last count, 53 species...

Life, as I See it… BBQ

So it soared to 38 above today. Time to barbecue. I literally pulled the snow piled cover off of our grill.  Later, I’ll crank it up...

Life, as I See it…Burr

So, the warnings were real. This past week here in North Dakota we hit -49 degrees wind chill. We were reminded of what my...

From the desk of the publisher: A government’s journey into social media stardom

With the City of Colusa pushing for a presence on social media, it seems a bit hypocritical with their economic development and tourism efforts,...

What’s your plan? (02/18/2021)

You have heard that it has been said by them of old time, and it is also now written before you, that when presented...

Gardener’s Corner: Camellia Petal Blight

Camellia petal blight affects all cultivars of Camellia japonica. Camellia sasanqua is infected less often in California. IDENTIFICATION: Infection by the Ciborinia camelliae fungus initially...

What’s your plan? 02/11/2021

I have cultivated an eclectic pallet for melodic amusements.  For as long as I can remember, music has been a part of the home. ...

Life, as I See it: Celebrate

There’s a lot to celebrate in the Craigo Clan this week.  We now have three February birthdays.  Brand new grandson Bodhi Everest Craigo joined us on...

What’s your plan? (02/04/2021)

I ventured out some these last few weeks. I sort of impressed myself, staying locked up for this long, donning the label of non-essential....

Life, as I See it: Interesting

Recently, a parent of young children told me that his kids have not been sick this year. He accredited it to the fact things have...

What’s your plan? (01/27/2021)

I have inscribed in past articles to having been called many things. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words should never hurt...

Life, as I See it… (01/27/2021)

Puppy Love Just as life changes when a new baby joins the family, bringing home a puppy is an adjustment as well.  Puppy Rocky Balboa has...

Gardener’s Corner: Does your lawn need water?

Adjust your sprinklers (or turn them off) for the changing weather. Let the rain do the work! Don’t pay for what you don’t need. Recently,...

Life, as I See it… (01/20/2021)

Appreciation of what we have is sometimes a hard task. Shame on us.  For months now we have complained and worried about our lives and...

What’s your plan? (01/20/2021)

Certain events in life need to be experienced and I whole-heartedly suggest that everyone must have as a link in their journey. One of...

What’s your plan? (01/13/2021)

The Girls put yet another smirk on my face heading out the door for the 1stday of school 2021.  We have always returned a...

Life, as I See it… (01/13/2021)

Now what ??? Usually the first thing I do on Sunday morning is write this column. Today, as I write, it is afternoon. Still, I...

Gardeners Corner: Do your transplants die?

It’s almost time to start planting your transplants. There are several reasons your transplants die soon after planting. The hole is too small. The answer is...

Digging deeper into grace

Tom Tripp | Guest Columnist I love our country.  Therefore, my soul is deeply grieved over what took place when Congress was in session to ratify...

What’s your plan? (12/30/2020)

This will be my last What’s Your Plan. This applies only to this year, where has the time gone. A year in review would...

Gardeners Corner: Inspect your landscape trees for hazards

Our beloved trees have had a hard 2 years. Between the drought and not watering our lawns, the trees have taken a beating. Now...

Life, as I See it: Here we go…

As we come to the end of this year unlike any other, some of us are filled with renewed hope.  I choose to be hopeful. I...

Gardeners Corner: Pruning hybrid tea roses

Hybrid tea and grandiflora roses usually get extensive pruning in late winter such as January. Pruning tends to produce larger blooms on longer, stronger stems....

Life, as I See it…It’s Christmas Week!

As I’ve said time and again, I love Christmas. I’ve been baking and wrapping for weeks. I admit I get caught up in the...

What’s your plan? (12/23/2020)

It sort of lends itself as a sign of the times when I could most likely find someone who would argue against my comment...

Life, as I See it: What should we do?

So now the vaccine is on the way and probably started distribution. Will you take it? As much as I want to see this end,...

What’s your plan? (12/16/2020)

As quickly as they appeared, they departed. Our visit from the Fosters seemed to be over before it really got started. It would have been...

Dear Church Family

With the pandemic & its disturbing death toll & the shut downs & the social isolation & tragic reminders of racial injustice in our...

Gardeners Corner: Gifts for the Gardener

As a gardener, I love getting garden related gifts! My eyes light up and I giggle a little bit. Do you know someone who...

Life, as I See it: Soon and very soon

No matter how long I try to prolong it, it seems Christmas is coming soon and very soon. Still, each day, I do something...

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