fir escaping

The Importance of Protecting Your Home Through Firescaping

Douglas Kent, the author of Firescaping: Protecting Your Home with a Fire-Resistant Landscape, talks to us about the devastating effects of wildfires and the importance of fire-safe and firescaped communities. Tens of thousands of wildfires burn across the country every year, destroying millions of acres of...

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Bat Basics

Landscaping and Gardening for Bats

Karen Krebbs, author of Bat Basics, tells us about landscaping and gardening for bats. Bats serve as pollinators and play an incredibly important role as insect predators. If you want to help out bats, give them a place to live! Purchasing or building a bat...

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Spaghetti Squash: A Healthy Alternative to Pasta

Julia Rutland, author of Squash: 50 Tried & True Recipes, proposes a simple spaghetti squash recipe you will love. Simple Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Butter, and Parmesan  INGREDIENTS  1 large spaghetti squash 6 slices bacon 6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon...

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A Giveaway for Bird Lovers

Beautiful birds are everywhere and wether you are a beginner enjoying your newly-found hobby, or one of the 47 million seasoned birders in the United States, we are sure that you will enjoy our GIVEAWAY for bird lovers.  We celebrate the joy that birds bring to...

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Double-Crust Lattice Blueberry Pie

Julia Rutland, author of Blueberries: 50 Tried & True Recipes, shares with us her Double-Crust Lattice Blueberry Pie recipe. We loved this pie so much we gave it a try. Though it was extra work, we chose to make our own dough, and we even...

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