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Patriotic Fruit Salad

4 Refreshing, Patriotic-Themed Watermelon Treats

There’s no time like a hot summer picnic to let your patriotic spirit show. These all-American snacks featuring a classic favorite fruit — watermelon — are the perfect solution for nearly any summertime celebration. Watermelon is a patriotic picnic staple for countless reasons, … read more

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Insulating work on The Little White Barn, a Company + Cottage project

Three Things You Need to Know Before Insulating Your Home

Whether you’re building a house, renovating an existing home or simply giving your insulation an upgrade, it’s essential to know what to expect. Here are the three most important things that you need to keep in mind before insulating your home: 1. What … read more

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Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad

Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

Adding more fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to make at-home meals healthier for your family. Focusing your plate on more of the good stuff — vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, plant-based proteins, lean animal proteins and fish — … read more

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Valley

What to Do When Your Tire Fails on the Road

As seasons change and temperatures rise, so do the number of tire blowouts around the country. The truth is a blowout can happen anywhere and at any time. Tire failures put drivers in an unexpected, frightening and dangerous situation. And, while it’s an … read more

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Hummingbirds feed on mosquitoes, other insects as well as flower nectar and feeders. (Photo courtesy Melinda Myers, LLC)

Chemical-Free Options for Managing Mosquitoes in Your Landscape

It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer barbecues, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside. Instead, enlist chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosquitoes’ breeding grounds. Drain the water out of buckets, old … read more

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Water and Drought Tracking

Free Webinar to Cover Weather Stations, Water and Drought Tracking

WSU Extension’s Regional Small Farms Program is hosting a free online webinar for farmers on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas titled, “Weather Stations Webinar: A Tool for Farmers.” Gardeners and citizens interested in local weather patterns are also encouraged to register. The webinar … read more

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WSU Wild Food Exploration and Cooking Demonstration

WSU Kitsap County Extension Hosts a Wild Food Exploration and Cooking Demonstration

Have you ever hit the trail instead of the grocery store for your dinner ingredients? With spring in bloom, edible flowers, roots, barks and mushrooms cover the forest floor. In April, WSU Kitsap County Extension, Olympic College and the Keta Legacy Foundation partnered … read more

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Rural Land Development

How to Create a Plan for Your Rural Property

Editor’s note: These tips were adapted with permission from the brochure “Tips for Water and Rural Management for Puget Sound Rural Living” by the Puget Sound Conservation Districts, adapted from “Tips on Land and Water Management for Small Farms and Ranches in Montana,” … read more

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