By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record
POSTED: 03/26/15, 5:45 PM PDT | 0 COMMENTS
My job right now is to pretty much to do nothing. A week ago I had surgery and Wednesday I received good news from the UC Davis surgeon.
All is well.
The biopsy results were something to celebrate and the good …

22 May 2015  Uncategorized

By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record
POSTED: 04/09/15, 12:16 PM PDT | 0 COMMENTS
Before the storm, clouds were brewing in Old Town Sacramento a few hours before bad weather hit the valley. Heather Hacking — Enterprise-Record
We drove straight through the storm Tuesday afternoon.
The stretch of road from Sacramento to Butte County runs …

22 May 2015  Uncategorized

By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record
POSTED: 04/30/15, 3:00 PM PDT | 0 COMMENTS
Handfuls of kale can be turned into a smoothie. Heather Hacking — Enteprise-Record
Not too long ago I would never have thought about eating kale. In my mind, kale wasn’t a food, it was a food accessory. Kale was something …

20 May 2015  Uncategorized

By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record
POSTED: 04/02/15, 6:50 PM PDT | 1 COMMENT
A close-up view of the fabric used to make Smart Pots. Heather Hacking-Enterprise-Record
Last year we had some substantial rains in the month of March. This year March has felt like May or June.
At last check the Sierra snowpack seemed …

8 May 2015  Uncategorized

Sow There! Peace and quite to grow the easiest of plants
Chico Enterprise-Record (Chico, CA) – Thursday, June 5, 2014
Author: Heather Hacking hhacking@chicoer.com @HeatherHacking on Twitter
Nature has a way of moving into empty spaces — weeds, lichen, wildflowers, toenail fungus.
Recently my neighbors moved away, and gone are the two loud …

8 May 2015  Uncategorized

Sow There! On weeds once not wanted
Chico Enterprise-Record (Chico, CA) – Friday, May 30, 2014
Author: Heather Hacking hhacking@chicoer.com @HeatherHacking on Twitter
I’m not a big fan of transitions.
My family has photographs of little Heather, age 3, hanging on to the wooden beam at the edge of the porch. We were …

8 May 2015  Uncategorized

By Heather Hacking
Is there a bright side to drought?
Not really. However, let’s pretend for a minute that the lack of water is worthy of praise.
Wow, what beautiful, rain-free weather we’ve been having.
Wouldn’t this be ideal weather for growing winter vegetables?
Even if we can’t tend to winter vegetables, the weather for …

5 May 2015  Uncategorized

By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record
POSTED: 04/16/15, 10:53 AM PDT | UPDATED: 2 WEEKS, 2 DAYS AGO 0 COMMENTS
High marks for the guys from Earl’s Plumbing who managed to move a ton of earth without ruining the plants in my yard. Heather Hacking — Enterprise-Record
The yard has been torn up, tossed …

5 May 2015  Uncategorized

By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record
Adult brown marmorated stink bugs can be differentiated from other stink bugs because they are larger and more pungent. Also, the antennae have white stripes. Photo courtesy OF UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
The stink bugs have started to warm up and wake up. So far we’ve …

5 May 2015  Uncategorized

By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record
The Allium triquetrum isn’t the most heinous of weeds, as far as weeds go. Yet, there are just some things you learn you can’t live with. Heather Hacking-Enterprise-Record
Often when you make a wish out loud, and then wait longer than you would have hoped, your wish …

11 February 2015  Uncategorized
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