Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sow There!: Turning zukes into zoodles in no time July 28, 2017

Gargantuan zucchinis call for getting creative about ways to gobble all that garden goodness.Photo by Heather Hacking POSTED: 07/27/17 Simple recipe: slice zucchini into quarter-inch strips, drizzle with jalapeno-flavored olive oil, then sprinkle with crushed pepper. Photo by Heather Hacking If you … Continue reading

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Sow There!: Following tips to find lost cat July 21, 2017

Feline Unit still hasn’t returned home yet. Photo by Heather Hacking POSTED: 07/20/17, 10:26 PM PDT | UPDATED: 2 WEEKS AGO 0 COMMENTS Despite many kind advice and a few tips, the calico Manx kitty is nowhere to be found.Photo by Heather Hacking It’s … Continue reading

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Sow There! Wandering and whistling in search of much-loved cat July 14, 2017

Feline Unit has gone missing. Photo by Heather Hacking POSTED: 07/13/17, 8:52 PM PDT | UPDATED: 3 WEEKS AGO 1 COMMENT Still holding out hope the calico kitty will return.Photo by Heather Hacking Nothing ruins a post-vacation buzz more than returning home to an … Continue reading

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Sow There!: An adventurous start to a trial-run retirement July 7, 2017

The much-recommended Osprey Farpoint 40 backpack. Photo by Heather Hacking POSTED: 07/06/17 Pssst. I’m officially unemployed. It’s weird. It’s great. I’m glad it’s not permanent. My parents are both retired, and they highly recommend their lifestyle choices. For a few years now, … Continue reading

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Sow There! Too many peaches sparks the need for new salsa recipes 8-13-15

By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record 08/13/15 To prove the extent to which these Armenian cucumbers will grow …Ashley Gebb — Enterprise-Record Having too much food is a wonderful problem. Mom and I were in a peach-picking frenzy last week at … Continue reading

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Sow There! – Daffodils make a great go-to bulb, Sept. 1, 2016

September 1, 2016 I don’t quite fit the profile of a frequent Costco shopper. We have a cat but no kids. I’m not the leader of a Girl Scout troop. My house is too small to store 60 rolls of … Continue reading

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Sow There! – Why aren’t my plants producing squash? July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016 As it turns out, growing squash is not as easy as I had hoped. Several weeks ago I wrote about summer squash and how it grows so easily people are giving it away. Two coworkers came to … Continue reading

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Sow There!: Magpies, a bird no feline can love June 30, 2017

The Feline Unit is no match for magpies. Photo by Heather Hacking POSTED: 06/29/17 Several little gray birds arrived in my yard this week. They were the size of finches and immediately started pecking at the scraggly lawn. I watched from the … Continue reading

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Sow There! Hot weather means paint-eating goo and bug guts June 9, 2017

Berry splats on car paint, not a good combo. Heather Hacking POSTED: 06/08/17 No, it’s not pretty and its a pretty darn tough job to remove all this tree gunk from the exterior of a car. When you buy a new car … Continue reading

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Sow there! – Recipes for good eggplant few and far between, Aug. 11, 2016

Sow there! – Recipes for good eggplant few and far between August 11, 2016 I’m not a big fan of eating eggplant. The texture is mush and the taste is bland unless mixed with foods that actually contain flavor. As … Continue reading

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